Illinois lawsuit filed over drowning death of a man at a summer camp.

Claims seem to be based on whether or not there was lighting to swim at night.

The deceased was a fifteen year-old person who drowned while attending a summer camp. Supposedly, he was swimming after dark, after 9:00 PM. The allegations claim that there must be adequate lighting to swim after dark.

What lighting has to do with finding someone after dark in a lake is a little confusing. However, it does not matter if the rule or law makes no sense, you must abide by it.

Most of the information for the article seems to come from the attorney for the plaintiffs. Obviously, the information is slightly slanted……

But?

What can you as the defendant do then? If you respond to the allegations, you can harm a defense, and for sure you will just start a PR war with the plaintiff’s.

Worse you will be caught off guard because the plaintiff will spend days preparing their press release to be given at a press conference, and you will be contacted on the phone by a reporter and given 15 seconds to respond.

Don’t.

Tell the reporter you will look at the press release and review the press conference, and you will have a response. Whatever else the reporter may say, do not worry about it. They’ll argue deadlines; you need to respond, and you can have them read the press release to you. It is all a setup, don’t take the bait.

The only people you really have to make sure understand the truth is the jury from a liability perspective.

However, you also have a business to run, and you need to make sure the plaintiff’s allegations don’t sink your business. Hire an attorney and a PR team and respond. Have your attorney set up a press conference and refute the plaintiff’s allegations.

You have to take a beating, and maybe you’ll have nothing to say at a press conference. If that is the case, you’ll suffer through the slings and arrows of the plaintiff and the press.

However, you do not have the skills, education, training or temperament to deal with a response or the press.

Don’t.

To read the article see Buffalo Grove family sues campground for son’s drowning death.

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