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Can a man-made pond be an attractive nuisance?

Posted on April 28, 2015 4:38 pm under Premises Liability

An artificial pond, lake, or even fountain on someone else’s property could be an attractive nuisance to kids. These man-made features may entice children to trespass onto the property. Because children may not appreciate dangers nor understand the law, it is the duty of the property owner to put in place precautionary measures that would eliminate access to these risks.

A compromised or lack of perimeter fencing surrounding a homeowner’s garden, for instance, could allow children to access the attractive nuisance, placing them at risk of injuries. As such, it is important for homeowners to secure their property from child-trespassers to prevent any accident.

The dangers associated with attractive nuisance are real. If you think a property owner is at fault in an injurious accident involving your child, do not hesitate to pursue legal action. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to represent you in a premises liability case. Call our Appleton office at (414) 271-0900 to learn if your situation qualifies you to file for a claim.