Swimming pools offer the opportunity to exercise, hang out with friends, and relax. Regardless of why a person chooses to go to the pool or whether they go in the summer or another time of the year, any visitor to a swimming pool deserves to have a safe experience. Unfortunately, in addition to the commonly known hazards a pool presents, many swimming pools are dangerous due to the presence of unexpected hazards. Often, these hazards are the result of a negligent pool owner or manager.
While many people know the danger of drowning that is always present when near a body of water and other, more noticeable dangers, such as those possibly posed by large water features like slides, there are other dangers that a person visiting a swimming pool may be unaware of. These unexpected hazards can include:
All of these hazards can lead to serious physical injuries and might even necessitate treatment in the hospital. However, regardless of what type of injury a person sustains, if it was caused by the pool’s manager or owner, it should be that party’s responsibility, not the victim’s.
If a property owner failed to take care of his or her pool and the surrounding area and you were injured by a pool hazard, then you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim. Speak with the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today if you have suffered harm at a Rhinelander pool and are considering taking legal action by calling (800) 242-2874.