Missouri  |  Personal Injury

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Asked on: 4/27/06, 9:57 am

potential for a personal injury claim

my son was injured in a swimming/diving incident recently. he dove off a dock in a shallow part of a privately owned lake. he had permission to be there, in fact the owner was present when it happened. no warning signs were posted for shallow water and the incident occurred after dark, with only a campfire for light. he noted that other people had previously dived off the dock, so he assumed it was o.k. he has had major surgery on his neck to repair the damage and has a incomplete spinal injury of which the medical folks will not offer when or if he will ever walk again. is this potentially a personal injury situation in which the property owner would be liable, since no warning was given for shallow water and he was allowing them to dive off the dock?

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