Management company faces suit for drowning at condo pool
Posted on March 27th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
According to an article published in the Chicago Tribune, Stonebridge Condo Association and its management company currently face a wrongful death suit filed by Rachel Brown, a mother who lost her son two summers ago after he drowned at the Stonebridge Condominiums’ pool after hours. In July 2007, Jamar Garrett and other young boys pained access into the pool through a hole in the pool’s fence after they rang the pool house bell and got no answer. Once in the pool, Jamar ended up in murky water and his friends could not find a life hook around to help him. The suit alleges that Stonebridge was liable for the boy’s death because it did not follow safety regulations for their pool, including cleaning the water, maintaining saving devices near the pool and properly enclosing the pool area with a working fence. Although some claim that the liability falls on the boys for trespassing, Brown’s attorney claims that the management group’s failure to maintain a hazard-free pool was the reason for the child’s death. He provided several past inspection reports that indicated the pool’s citation history of violations non-compliance. His point was that regardless of the situation, the hazardous conditions of the area are what ultimately caused the tragedy.
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