Family Seeks $27 Million in Daughter’s Death during Florida Vacation
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Aug 22, 2012 in Wrongful Death
Orange Lake Country Club, Inc., parent company of Orange Lake Resorts, is in the midst of a wrongful death suit after the Florida resort was allegedly responsible for the death of Ashton Jojo, an 11-year-old girl. Ashton was killed while vacationing with her family in Orlando, Florida.
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While playing a round of miniature golf at Island Golf, Ashtons ball fell into a small water pond that was adjacent to the hole she was playing. Upon reaching into the water to grab the ball, Ashton was electrocuted by the energized water. An onlooker who attempted to save Ashton was also shocked as he tried to come to her aid.
According to court records, not one employee of Orange Lake came to the childs aid. The ordeal continued until the one of the workers finally turned off the power to the pond. An unlicensed employee was allegedly responsible for the repairs and modifications to the electrical wiring, submersible pumps, and electrical breakers.
In this wrongful death suit, the plaintiffs claim that Orange Lake made "improper, illegal and grossly negligent repairs and modifications". Ashtons parents, David and Deborah, as well as her older brother Donovan, are the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Each of the three claims to have suffered emotional and physical injuries due to witnessing Ashtons death.
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