The weather is hot and humid. All you, your kids, friends and/or family want to do is bask in the water; particularly in the pool, but swimming pools are dangerous, especially for kids if certain precautions are left unchecked.
Swimming pools are an “attractive nuisance.” An attractive nuisance is an appealing object that presents danger to the child that encounters it. The law states a landowner can be held liable for injuries sustained to a trespassing child if it occurs on their land. Examples of other attractive nuisances are trampolines, random machinery, wells and tunnels, stairs and potentially dangerous animals.
While all these examples pose risks, swimming pools are a main culprit due to its pure attractiveness, especially on a hot summer day. Also consider, if the child or visitor is not trespassing and you allow them to swim in your pool, if the proper precautions aren’t met and they are injured, a personal injury suit could still be headed your way. It would be wise to follow the safety tips below to ensure a safe swimming experience for all involved.
If you fall victim to a swimming pool injury, a personal injury lawyer is there to lend a guiding force to fight for the settlement you deserve.
If you want your kids and anyone else interacting with your pool to be safe and want to protect your bank account from a potential lawsuit, invest in some of these precautions to ease your worries and enjoy the summer in your beautiful swimming pool.