Tall Pines Apartments faces lawsuit after drowning

On Monday, January 29, 2018 a lawsuit was filed in Collier County by the attorneys representing Leonardo and Andrea Sebastian, the parents of a 2-year old child that drowned late last year.

On January 30, 2017, first responders were notified that a child was not breathing. Upon arrival, they discovered that a child had drowned in the pool at the Tall Pines Apartments on North 9th Street.

In the complaint filed by attorneys Jason Schwartz and James Zonas, the parents are seeking damages in excess of $15,000.

According to the complaint, there was an improperly constructed and dilapidated fence around the swimming pool and the swimming pool was not supervised by any Tall Pines employee.

The complaint also indicates that the swimming pool was accessed by an improperly constructed door which remained open and there were no life-saving or first-aid equipment in the vicinity of the pool.

The parents of the deceased child are suing due to “substantial losses by virtue of the loss of parent-child relationship, including the right to love, affection, solace, comfort, companionship, society, emotional support, and happiness” according the the complaint.

It’s unknown at this time whether the case will move forward to trial, however, the parents have demanded a trail by jury.

Travis can be reached at ibnews@newszap.com

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