Drowning victim settlement discussed by WSFA’s Sally Pitts

| Serious Injuries, Negligence

WSFA reporter Sally Pitts covered the recent settlement of a tragic wrongful death suit involving the drowning deaths of two young boys. The brothers drowned at the Cyprus Court Apartment complex pool in April 2011. Law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., represented the family of the two boys, and alleged the apartment complex owners were negligent. Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley told WSFA the fence surrounding the pool had a large hole in it that allowed the boys to access the pool when it was closed. In a statement, Mr. Beasley said, “Hundreds of small children are victims of drownings each year in swimming pools. These tragic deaths at the Cyprus Courts Apartments could have been avoided if the management had properly maintained the fence around the swimming pool. Holes in the fence around the pool had existed prior to the event in April of 2012, the latest being found on the previous day. Young children had been known to slip into the pool area for years through holes in the fence. The pool was located next to a playground that was open to children at the time of this incident.” The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Jere L. Beasley, Beasley Allen Founder
Jere Beasley

Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.


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