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Drowning

Confidential Settlement – Child Drowning

Attorney, Derrick R. Connell, represented the family of a toddler that drowned in a retention pond behind his parents’ condominium. The Plaintiff made allegations that included: the sloping of the pond was not compliant with local ordinances; there was not adequate fencing; the sandy “beach” was an attractive nuisance; and that the complex failed to repair the child safety lock on the main door after numerous requests by the mother. Until the end, the Defense maintained the position that the complex did not contribute to the child’s drowning and that the mother was one-hundred percent responsible.

Derrick R. Connell successfully obtained a settlement for the family, the terms of which were confidential.