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"What if the safety features were not installed on the property where young Dairion and Jean died?" -Craig Goldenfarb, personal injury attorney, says on the homeowners potential liability.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, May 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Last week, another tragic case of child drownings shook Palm Beach County communities. Dairion Demesier, 6 years old, an outgoing and vivacious little boy, was found dead in a neighbor's pool along with another boy, Jean Orilas, 10 years old.
And according to Craig Goldenfarb, a Palm Beach County personal injury attorney who takes accidental drowning cases for his clients, the homeowner of the property on which the boys were found dead could be held liable.
The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act was designed in the Florida legislature to prevent, delay, or detect accidental drownings and near drownings before they occur. The law is primarily to protect the most vulnerable, which in this case includes unsupervised children.
The law requires that residential pools be equipped with at least one safety feature. Acceptable safety features include either a pool barrier or self-latching gate that surrounds the pool itself, a release mechanism that is no lower than 54 inches above the ground for any gate, door, or fence entrance that leads to an area where a residential pool is located, or a pool cover.
That responsibility ultimately falls on the shoulders of the homeowner, or property owner, says Craig Goldenfarb.
"This is not the first case of an accidental drowning of two young, precious lives here in Palm Beach County, and it certainly won't be the last. But these safety features exist for a reason - they stifle the rate of these sad, preventable deaths", says Mr. Goldenfarb. "What if the safety features were not installed on the property where young Dairion and Jean died? This homeowner, or his insurance company, could be held liable for this awful tragedy."
For more information on the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, and on the drowning death of these two boys, click here.
If you or someone you love has suffered through the tragedy of losing a loved one due to an accidental drowning, please call Craig Goldenfarb at (561) 697-4440 to speak with us about a potential personal injury case. The call is free, and our firm works on contingency, which means we are only paid if we win a settlement or verdict for you. Call us today for a free consultation.
About Craig Goldenfarb
Craig Goldenfarb is the president and founder of the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., one of the largest personal injury firms in Palm Beach County. Over his 20-year career, Mr. Goldenfarb has represented the families of drowning victims in negligent cases throughout Florida, and is an advocate for drowning prevention education. For more information, please visit http://www.800goldlaw.com.
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