Did a safety procedure failure contribute to this Columbia 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.
Columbia, SC News
Apartment safety measures are under scrutiny following the tragic drowning of a man at a Columbia, South Carolina apartment complex pool Tuesday night, May 28, 2019. According to ColaDaily.com, “[t]he incident occurred at Hunters Ridge Apartments, located at 1079 Springhouse Drive in Columbia, at 8:50 p.m.” Per the report, “Keshawn Deion Parler, 20, of Currituck Drive in Columbia, jumped into a swimming pool.” He then at some point started experiencing difficulties and “had to be pulled from the pool and was transported by Richland County EMS to Lexington Medical Center.” He was pronounced dead at 9:45pm according to the report. An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was asphyxiation due to drowning reports TheState.com.
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 Keshawn Deion Parler may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 Keshawn Deion Parler’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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