Kearns, UT (July 17, 2022) –On Friday, July 15th, a toddler died after being found in a neighborhood pool in the area of 4540 West and 5680 South in Kearns.
According to Unified Police, the 15-month-old managed to crawl into the pool while other children were playing in it.
The child was found unresponsive and was transported by paramedics to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.
No other details were made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
All owners of private property are obligated to ensure their guest’s safety.
Where private property is concerned, visitors are divided into one of three categories: invitees (guests present for the benefit of the owner), licensees (guests present for their own benefit), and trespassers (persons unlawfully on the property). Property occupiers or owners are beholden to licensees, invitees, and to a lesser extent, trespassers, particularly children.
If you were injured or lost a family member at a privately-owned pool, it is important to establish what, if any, duty the owner may have owed. Once that has been established, a Utah personal injury lawyer will be able to offer you reliable advice on the most suitable way to move forward with your premises liability claim.
In order to be valid, a premises liability claim must have to have one or more of the following three elements:
- The occupier or owner of the premises knew of the danger and failed to inform guests or fix the problem
- The occupier or owner of the premises is the same person who caused the danger
- The occupier or owner of the premises was not aware 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.
To learn more about how a visitor’s classification influences premises liability cases, speak to a Utah premises liability attorney at Jardine Law Offices P.C. who has experience in managing these kinds of claims by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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