The hot temperatures of the Texas summer months go hand-in-hand with the refreshing fun of a swimming pool party. These social gatherings allow people a chance to cool off while enjoying some quality time with friends and family. However, these swimming pool parties can sometimes pose a great danger to any unsuspecting guest. These dangers became a terrifying reality for two Harris County parents after their daughter drowned at a pool party.
The accident occurred at a home where the two parents and their 4-year-old daughter were attending a birthday party. According to the parents, many guests were swimming in the backyard pool, making the water dirty and murky to the point where visibility was steadily decreasing. The daughter disappeared when she was playing in a sandbox and was found 30 minutes later, after frantic searching, at the bottom of the swimming pool.
The parents claim they weren’t able to see their daughter in the pool due to the water’s murkiness. Now, they have filed a lawsuit as individuals and as next friend of their daughter against the homeowner with the Galveston County District Court. The claim accuses the defendant of premises liability and negligence for failing to supervise and lifeguard his pool, properly gate and fence the pool, and subside a hazard in his property. The couple is seeking over $1 million in wrongful death damages.
Fighting for You
Stories like these remind us of the importance of fighting for justice after an unfortunate event. An accident at someone else’s home or establishment can potentially bring you or your loved ones catastrophic injuries or worse, but know that you’re not alone.
The J. Gonzalez Law Firm is determined to take a stand for you during these difficult times. Our premises liability attorney will evaluate every piece of evidence in your case to build a solid plan of action. Your compensation is our goal and we will work diligently to make it a reality. Find out how we can handle your case by contacting our office in McAllen today.