Kapalua, HI – Teen Pulled From Hotel Pool on Kapalua Bay Dr in Critical Condition
August 5, 2022
Kapalua, HI (August 04, 2022) – A 13-year-old was taken to Oʻahu for medical attention after they were pulled out of a pool in Kapalua on Maui on Tuesday, August 2nd.
At about 3:25 p.m., police responded to the pool at The Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel on Kapalua Bay Drive for reports of an unresponsive teen.
When police arrived on the scene, the victim had already regained consciousness and was being tended to by fire personnel and paramedics.
An investigation determined that the victim had been completely submerged. They were unable to surface and take in any air until they were pulled onto the pool’s deck by witnesses.
The teen was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, and from there transported to Kapiʻolani Medical Center on Oʻahu.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Lifeguard Negligence in Hawaii
When people go swimming at the resort or hotel at which they are staying, they expect the venue’s lifeguards to act capably and responsibly in the event of an emergency.
Very serious injuries are often the tragic result of lifeguard inattention or unresponsiveness, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
The degree and severity of these injuries will vary, but any time a person is injured or killed due to another’s negligence, they are eligible to bring a claim of personal injury to safeguard their rights and secure the compensation they deserve.
Moreover, it might not be only the lifeguard on duty who is liable for your injuries. Other potentially liable parties may include:
- Property manager
- Property owner
- Another staff member
- Person in charge of training
Depending on the facts of your case, one or more of the above-listed people could be held accountable for your financial compensation. The experienced lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner can determine who is responsible and help you file a suit.
Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience dealing with these kinds of cases and are prepared to guide you and your family through the legal process.
Contact our Hawaii lifeguard negligence lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your potential claim to discover what legal options are available to you.
Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
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