Swimming pool drains work to pull water through the filter system in order to clean away dirt and debris in the water. They also help regulate water levels in case of heavy rain. While these are important tasks, swimming pool drains can also be hazardous to swimmers in the water. Overly powerful drains can pull swimmers beneath the surface, potentially causing injuries or death.
Pool owners are responsible for regulating the suction of pool drains so that they are not strong enough to affect swimmers. If a pool owner has failed in this duty to you, however, it is important that you understand your legal options. To discuss the facts of your case, contact an experienced Milwaukee premises liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at (414) 271-0900.
Sometimes, swimming pool drains create a suction vortex that is strong enough to pull a child, inexperienced swimmer, or even an experienced adult swimmer under the surface of the water. The drain can entrap hair and clothing, holding the person underwater. This can lead to drowning. Even if a drowning is not fatal, it can still lead to permanent brain damage.
Recently, some children have suffered disembowelment, or evisceration, from the pull of swimming pool drains. If the drain is turned on too high, it can pull the intestines out of the body, resulting in permanent damage.
If someone you love has suffered harm due to the negligence of a pool owner, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee premises liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more about seeking justice.