Michael Haggard Featured Expert in Pool Gate/Toddler Drowning Tragedy Story
Michael Haggard, the Managing Partner of The Haggard Law Firm, was the featured expert in a recent story aired by WINK-TV (CBS station) which covers southwestern Florida. The story was a follow-up to the tragic drowning of a 1 and 3-year-old in an apartment complex pool that had no pool safety gate.
Haggard is on the National Drowning Prevention Board and has worked with former Secretary of State James Baker on VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL AND SPA SAFETY ACT which was a law passed in the United States Congress (in 2008) to set new pool pump safety standards.
Haggard is one of the country’s most recognized pool safety advocates in the country. As the TV story details, Haggard has successfully litigated several cases similar to the recent tragedy in Cape Coral, including a the Loren Hinton case (see video) which involved the near drowning of a young girl in Hollywood, Florida who was able to open a broken pool gate in an apartment complex. In that case the jury returned a 100 million verdict, one of the largest in the State’s history.