Parents of boy injured at pool file lawsuit against owners

Parents of boy injured at pool file lawsuit against owners
Posted at 7:00 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:30:22-04

The parents of a boy injured at a pool in West filed a lawsuit against the owners, James and Christy Kolacek, for negligence on Monday. 

The lawsuit states Jacob Hogan suffered a concussion and broke his right femur in an accident at Playdium Pool on Aug. 10, 2014. 

According to suit, the child was running toward the end of a high diving board when he noticed another child who had just jumped from a low diving board was swimming under the high dive. Hogan apparently grabbed the railing to stop his momentum to avoid injuring the child but he ended up falling to the concrete below.

The family claims Playdium did not have the adequate number of lifeguards at the time when the incident occurred. 

John Mabry who is representing William and Jenny Hogan said the family spent nearly $75,000 in medical expenses after the accident. He also claims the pool owners sent him a letter stating their business didn't have any insurance. 

The family is asking between $100,000 to $200,000 in damages. 

On Thursday, the owners of Playdium pool declined to comment about the lawsuit. 

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