When 11-year-old Lauren Cecil’s parents dropped her off for swim practice, it seemed like another day. However, this seemingly normal day took a drastic turn when a power line snapped and fell. Although two other girls were in the pool at the time, Lauren was the only swimmer electrocuted.
A connector holding the power lines together is suspected to be the cause for the fallen power line. If the connector of the power lines is found responsible for the accident, the city may be held responsible should Lauren’s family file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, premises liability could also play a key role if it is found that the swim club did not keep the premises safe.
Being electrocuted while swimming is more common than most people think, and as such, swimmers need to be aware of the danger. Two young children were electrocuted while swimming in a lake in Missouri. Police suspect the electrocution is due to the lights and pump supplying water to a slide for children on the dock. In Tennessee, two boys were shocked in the water while swimming by houseboats, supposedly by faulty wiring from one of the houseboats.
These tragic stories serve as a reminder to make sure that all equipment and wiring near water is safe.
At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.
If you have had a Kansas pool injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.