South Jordan, UT (August 18, 2022) – A man who was swimming at a gym pool in South Jordan was hospitalized following a near-drowning incident on Wednesday, August 17th.
An officer from the South Jordan Police Department said police responded to reports of a possible drowning at Life Time Fitness in the 10900th block of South River Front Parkway at about 8:00 p.m.
For reasons that are still under investigation, the victim, a frequent gym-goer in his early 40s, was found floating unconscious in the pool.
The victim was pulled from the water and given CPR. A pulse was recovered but the swimmer was still unconscious.
The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He is currently stable but remains unconscious.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Private property owners are required to ensure the safety of all guests on their property.
If you were injured in an accident at a privately-owned pool or a loved one drowned, it is crucial to establish what, if any, responsibility of care you were owed by the owner. After duty has been established, a Utah personal injury attorney will be able to counsel you on the best way to proceed with a premises liability claim.
These kinds of claims have to have at least one of the three elements listed below.
- The owner or occupier of the property knew of the danger and failed to inform guests or fix the problem
- The owner or occupier of the property is the same person who caused the danger
- The owner or occupier of the property was unaware of the potential risk but could reasonably have been expected to know if they were diligent about their guest’s safety
The more of these elements your claim has, the stronger it will be.
On private property, visitors are put into one of three classes: invitees (visitors there for the benefit of the owner), licensees (visitors there for their own benefit), and trespassers (persons on the property illegally). Property owners or occupiers are liable to licensees, invitees, and to a lesser degree, trespassers, specifically children.
To learn more about how a visitor’s classification influences premises liability cases, speak to a Utah premises liability attorney with experience in handling these kinds of claims.
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, contact ourUtah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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