A swimming pool accident in Claymont, Delaware fatally injured a four-year-old child. The fatal accident occurred on Wednesday evening after the child went missing and was found in a family’s swimming pool in the Claymont Terraces neighborhood around 7:30pm. After the child was found, he received medical treatment at a local hospital but unfortunately succumbed to fatal injuries on Thursday morning.
Earlier in the day, around 5:50pm, a 15-year-old boy sustained critical injuries after nearly drowning at an apartment complex pool in New Castle, Delaware. He was transported to the Christiana Hospital after the swimming pool accident.
Although swimming pools attract a crowd when the summer arrives, dangers may exist if the property owner fails to maintain the pool and surrounding areas and ensure that safeguards such as fences are in place to protect swimmers and other visitors. In some cases, the property owner may be liable if a serious accident occurs that leaves an individual with injuries or even fatalities due to negligence.
If you or someone you love has been injured on someone else’s property, contact our Wilmington premises liability lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow. Call (302) 427-9500 or contact us online to see how we can assist you. With offices in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford, Delaware, we serve clients throughout Hockessin, Newark, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Lewes, Georgetown, and Seaford as well as those in the communities of New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.