Every day, an average of nine people drown in the United States. Many more are permanently injured in near-drownings; however, drownings and near-drownings aren’t the only types of swimming pool accidents. Faulty or outdated equipment can cause life-threatening injuries, including swimming pool drain disembowelment. Improperly stored chemicals can cause burns, poisonings and other injuries. Slick wet surfaces mean that slips and falls are almost inevitable. Because of these dangers, owners and managers of public swimming pools must do what they can to minimize the risk of injury on their property. When a pool owner fails to meet safety standards or fails to warn of dangerous conditions at a swimming pool, he can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result of his negligence.
Wisconsin swimming pool accidents include:
- Slip and falls
- Drain accidents
- Equipment failure accidents
- Chemical exposure accidents
- Diving accidents
If you or a loved one was injured at a Wisconsin swimming pool, you will need to know the following in order to determine who is responsible for the injury.
- Who owns the pool? In most cases, the owner of the pool is responsible for ensuring that safety standards are met.
- Who was responsible for pool safety? Were there enough lifeguards at the pool? Was the lifeguard distracted?
- Were there dangerous conditions at the pool?
- Were any Wisconsin pool safety regulations violated?
While you may not be familiar with all the pool safety precautions required under Wisconsin law, your Wisconsin personal injury attorney will be able to tell you if the owners failed to meet swimming pool safety guidelines and whether you have a Wisconsin swimming pool injury claim. To learn more, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.