July 9, 2022

Ovett, MS - Toddler Drowns in Neighborhood Pool on Oilwell Rd

Ovett, MS (July 09, 2022) - A 14-month-old boy was found dead after drowning at a pool in a neighborhood in Ovett on Thursday, July 7th. 

Sheriff’s deputies from Jones County responded to the scene on Oilwell Road at about 11:05 a.m. They took over life-saving efforts from the child’s mother.

The boy was transported by ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. He passed away a short while later. 

Jones County deputies are investigating the incident.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Premises Liability Claims in Mississippi

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If you were injured in an accident or a family member died at a pool, the first thing to do is to determine what, if any, duty of care the owner owed you. Once that has been established, you will be able to move forward with a claim of premises liability or wrongful death.

A premises liability claim needs to have a minimum of one of the three below-listed elements to be viable. The more elements you can prove, the stronger your claim will be.

  • The manager or owner of the resort was aware of the danger and failed to notify guests or repair the issue
  • The manager or owner of the resort is the person who caused the danger
  • The manager or owner of the resort was unaware of the potential hazard but reasonably would have known if they had been diligent regarding their guest’s safety

When families have to deal with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, their distress is usually compounded by the financial hardships created by things like funeral expenses, burial costs, and lost wages and benefits. 

As often as you might do your part to ensure the safety of others and uphold your duty of care, there are no certainties that other people will show you or your family the same courtesy. People who shun the duty of care they owe to others are the primary cause of accidental injuries and deaths throughout the state.  

When someone dies from an accident-related injury caused by a negligent, malicious, or reckless person, their family might be entitled to financial compensation. Filing a claim with the help of an efficient and responsive wrongful death attorney in Jackson, Mississippi will ensure the protection of your legal rights after losing someone you love.

The Mississippi fatal accident attorneys at Germany Law Firm PLLC have decades of experience assisting grieving family members with getting the justice they deserve. Our legal team takes an aggressive approach toward safeguarding the legal rights of victims using strong evidence, experience, current case law, and commitment. We ensure that our clients walk away with full financial compensation.

If a member of your family was killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our premises liability attorneys in Jackson, Mississippi at (601) 401-6884 and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.

Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.

Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

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