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Katlyn Pineda Injured In Marriott Melville Long Island Hotel Pool Near Drowning

Near Drowning Accident At Marriott Melville Long Island Hotel Critically Injured Katlyn Pineda

Katlyn Pineda Injured In Marriott Melville Long Island Hotel Pool Near Drowning

MELVILLE, NEW YORK (January 22, 2022) – A 7-year-old girl  identified as Katlyn Pineda was critically injured in a near drowning accident at the Marriott Melville Long Island hotel.

Suffolk County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 13th. A relative of Katlyn Pineda found her unresponsive in the Marriott pool.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the young girl. Katlyn Pineda was rushed to the Plainview Hospital in critical condition.

She was eventually transported to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens. A full investigation into the near drowning remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Melville Near-Drowning Accidents

Every year in the United States nearly 4,000 people are killed in drowning accidents and another 8,000 are injured , according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Children are at the greatest risk of being injured or killed in a drowning accident. For every one child that drowns another eight will need emergency care. There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to prevent drowning accidents.

  • Fences can be placed around pools.
  • For certain pools, lifeguards should be present and alert.
  • Gate guards should be used to monitor the flow of people entering a pool area.

Depending on the specific facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for a hotel pool drowning. All property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When a property owner fails to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition they could be liable if a child is injured on their property. There are a number of ways that the premises in a hotel could be in a dangerous condition so as to contribute to a drowning accident.

  • Lack of Warning Signs: Hotels may be required to warn guests of potential dangers they may encounter. This could include signs that read “no diving,” “no running,” no life-guard on duty” or “swim at your own risk.”
  • Negligent Supervision: A lifeguard may not have been adequately paying attention to the pool. Many lifeguards are distracted by their phones or conversations with other guests.
  • Lack of Maintenance: Failure to maintain a pool in a reasonably safe condition could cause the pool water to turn murky. This could make it difficult to see people under the water.

Injuries sustained in a near drowning can be very serious. For example, many children that survive drowning accidents suffer from brain damage or long-term disability. Hotels could be liable for a near-drowning through a premises liability claim. Damages can help cover a child’s medical bills and pain and suffering. A New York personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Melville Hotel Near Drowning Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to Katlyn Pineda and her family as she continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to help prevent additional incidents like this. Hotels should do everything in their power to help keep guests safe.

Do you need more information about a hotel accident in Suffolk County? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they are owed under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.


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