Pool Safety Negligence? Toddler Tragically Loses Life in LaGrange, GA Apartment Complex Pool Drowning.

Pool Safety Negligence? Toddler Tragically Loses Life in LaGrange, GA Apartment Complex Pool Drowning.

Pool Safety Negligence? Toddler Tragically Loses Life in LaGrange, GA Apartment Complex Pool Drowning. (WTVM.com)

Did a safety procedure failure contribute to the death at a LaGrange apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of safety failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


One toddler is dead after a reported drowning at a LaGrange, GA apartment complex Sunday night, April 21, 2024.  

As reported by WLBT.com, “[t]he LaGrange Police Department responded to the Cameron Crossing Apartment Complex for a call about a missing child Sunday night.”

According to the report, “[w]hen they arrived, officers met with the child’s family members. They said they learned a 2- and 4-year-old had left the apartment without the adults knowing before becoming separated. The 4-year-old was found in the parking lot, but the 2-year-old was unable to be found.”

WTVM.com is reporting, “[f]amily members, residents, police, and fire personnel immediately began searching the area. Fire and police personnel located the two-year-old child in the complex swimming pool. Emergency medical aid was provided and the child was transported to Well Star West Georgia where she was later pronounced dead.”

The investigation is ongoing.



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Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of safety provided at the complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this incident may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What safety measures were taken by the apartment complex owner and management to protect residents at the pool? 
  • Is the pool in compliance with applicable laws and regulations?
  • Was the apartment complex owner and management aware of any safety issues at the pool?
  • Was there a functional child safety gate surrounding the pool?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the complex owner or management lacked adequate safety measures to protect its residents and visitors, the family of the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling safety and security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent safety case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of safety and security negligence.  We have obtained nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of a safety failure at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to a safety failure at a commercial property.

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