Pool Safety Negligence? 5-Year-Old Drowns in Fort Bend County, TX Apartment Swimming Pool.

5-Year-Old Drowns in Fort Bend County, TX Apartment Swimming Pool.

5-Year-Old Drowns in Fort Bend County, TX Apartment Swimming Pool. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did a safety procedure failure contribute to this Sugar Land apartment drowning and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. 

Houston News

Apartment safety measures are under scrutiny following the tragic drowning of a child at a Sugar Land, Texas apartment complex pool Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

As reported by Chron.com, “[a] 5-year-old child died Tuesday after he was found unresponsive in an apartment complex swimming pool in Fort Bend County.”

According to the report, “[t]he apartment was located at 15928 Old Richmond.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of safety provided at the pool on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What safety measures were taken by the apartment complex owner and management to protect residents at the pool? 
  • Is the pool in compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.
  • Was life-saving equipment such as life rings and reaching poles easily accessible.
  • Were water safety rules posted in a visible area for adults and children to review?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner and management failed to provide adequate safety measures to protect those on its premises, the family of the child may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for the child’s wrongful death.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling safety negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent safety case, it is imperative that the family of the child retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.


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