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I am very sorry to hear about your dog, please accept my condolences on your loss..
What is your legal question that I can help with tonight?
I will apologize in advance for the answer.... But if your dog was not under your control and was on the neighboring property, then the bank owner of the property is not liable as your personal property (dogs are considered personal property) was illegally trespassing on their land and they owe no duty to a trespasser.
Now if a child fell in and drowned, the law considers that an "attractive nuisance" and the bank could be held liable for not properly securing the property so as to prevent this from happening. People are held to a higher standard of care with minor children than they are with animals or adults..
I am sorry that the news isn't better.
I can only relate to you how the law looks at things like this, that doesn't mean that I agree with it... But I would still notify them about the unsecured pool so hopefully they will take action to prevent anything else bad from happening like this..
You are very welcome, even though the news is lousy...
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