The English Court of Appeal recently refused an award of compensation for the parents of a toddler who tragically drowned in a pond in an accident on a holiday site.
In the case of Bourne Leisure v Marsden 2009 the court of appeal held that the owner of the holiday site was not blame for the tragic accident and was not under a duty to point out the specific location of the pond to parents.
The court held that the danger of the pond to an unaccompanied child was obvious and noted a plan had been given to the parents of the toddler, which showed the location of the pond.
Sadly the toddlers parents had already received compensation form a lower court and were ordered to repay all of the compensation awarded by the Court of Appeal.
If you, your family or loved ones have been involved in an accident in the last three years call Thompsons Solicitors free on 0800 0891331 for free specialist advice on claiming compensation.