A child’s curiosity and his or her lack of ability to identify dangers are the catalyst behind attractive nuisance laws in many states, including Wisconsin. Under attractive nuisance doctrine, a landowner is held liable if a child was hurt by a dangerous object, structure, or condition on his or her property–even if trespassing.
Swimming pools are among the most common attractive nuisances and have been the subject of many legal cases in the U.S. Under the law, a landowner could be held liable if the property lacks a fence or enclosures that would keep children away from danger. The owner may also be held liable for an enclosure that is not properly gated, as this may allow children to easily trespass onto the property.
If you are thinking of pursuing legal action after your child has been hurt while on someone else’s property in Milwaukee, consult with our team of premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.