Shinnston Family Receives Some Closure After Pool Drowning

Miley Legal Group

A local family can finally begin the healing process after a settlement was reached with the City of Shinnston over the death of a child. 14-year-old Madison Brady, who was a loving sister, daughter, granddaughter, and friend, drowned at the Shinnston Pool nearly 3 years ago in June 2015. Her unresponsive body was discovered by pool attendees well after she had been submerged in the pool for an undetermined, but significant, amount of time.

Instead of continuing with a long drawn out court case, the parties involved, which included the Brady family and the City of Shinnston agreed to a settlement paid out by Travelers Insurance, which insured the city at the time. This agreement not only allows for the family to obtain some closure but also allows the City of Shinnston to move forward from the awful events of that day.

“We are glad this case has reached a final resolution. The Brady family can continue to heal after losing a wonderful young child who was full of life and unlimited optimism,” Tim Miley, owner of The Miley Legal Group stated. “It was our honor to represent the family and help them navigate the legal process and assist them in holding the City of Shinnston accountable for causing Madison’s death.”

The Miley Legal Group, a Clarksburg wrongful death law firm, represented the Brady family throughout the process and will continue to do so as details are finalized with the settlement. The hearing to be held in Judge McCarthy’s courtroom is to establish the fairness of the settlement and to determine how the proceeds will be divided among surviving family members, in accordance with state law.

“This case was very difficult for me personally. As a father with young children it is difficult to see parents go through something as tragic as the loss of a child,” said Doug Miley, an attorney representing the family. “We worked hard to make sure that the responsible parties were held accountable. It is our hope that this resolution will open the eyes of all local community pools to follow proper training procedures and take their responsibilities very seriously when it comes to guarding the lives of our children.”

Madison Brady will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of God, reading and playing softball. She will forever be missed.