Daytona Beach Shores Hotel Pool Drowning Takes Life of Toddler
Our hotel drowning lawyer was shocked and saddened after learning of the death of a 2 year-old Orlando child in a Daytona Beach Shores hotel pool accident on October 28, 2011. The drowning occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Oceanside Inn Hotel on South Atlantic Avenue. The hotel surveillance video camera captured the events and showed the young boy was with family members at the swimming pool. However, while swimming in the hotel pool the child began to struggle, and he eventually went under water. It was over nine minutes before the drowning child was noticed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Hotel swimming pools, like the one in this story, pose great risk to the customers of the hotel. Among the hotel customers, children are the ones that typically lack the mental capacity to understand the risks posed and are too often the victims. It is important that the children and all users of hotel swimming pools be protected to the fullest extent required by law. All hotels that choose to provide swimming pools for their customers need to have in place a safety plan and safety mechanisms to ensure hotel pool drownings like the ones that occurred in this story are prevented. Failure to do so is often a sign of negligence.
This story is one of many across the nation that demonstrates the failure of supervision and the failure to implement other safeguards for the hotel swimming pool. It is unfortunately too often that the owners of hotels do not prioritize the safety of its swimming pool users. Year after year some facilities continue to ignore the risks presented by their aquatic activities and fail to take proper steps that could have be implemented to prevent the hotel pool drowning and save the lives of their customers. Hotel owners and operators have a legal duty to their customers to prevent tragic deaths when they choose to facilitate a swimming pool for their hotel. Once this duty is breached by their failure to provide simple and required safety mechanisms, the owners and operators must be held liable. This liability will ensure that the owners will correct their poor safety precautions and prevent future tragedies.
Our swimming pool drowning lawyer at the Jesse Guerra Law Firm has years of experience helping victims of various types of pool accidents. Jesse Guerra Jr. has represented numerous families just like the ones described in this latest tragedy. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a swimming pool accident, it is important that you protect the legal rights afforded to you. We work with clients in Texas and all across the nation to ensure that the ones at fault are held liable and to ensure that proper steps are taken to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
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