Property Owners Have A Duty To Protect Children From Hazards
Under the “attractive nuisance” doctrine of premises liability, a person doesn’t have to invite children onto their property to engage in dangerous activities in order to be liable. Owners can be liable for injuries children sustain on their property when they’re not even home if the owner had been aware that children could be attracted by something on their property but did nothing to limit access.
If your child has been injured on another’s property that should have been secured, talk to a lawyer to learn about how a lawsuit could help. In Doylestown, call 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll-free.
Examples Of ‘Attractive Nuisances’
Anything on a person’s property that could reasonably cause harm to a child might qualify as an attractive nuisance. Some common examples include:
- Swimming pools
- Railroad tracks
- Construction sites
- Tunnels like wells or drainage systems
- Easily accessible roofs
Children don’t fully comprehend the dangers they face when they trespass on property to investigate something they find interesting. Therefore, it’s property owners’ duty to secure their premises and potentially dangerous items so that children aren’t able to harm themselves.
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When your child is injured in a way that could have been prevented, you want justice. We’re here to help you secure the full compensation you deserve for the negligence of the property owner in question. To schedule your free initial consultation, call our personal injury law firm at 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll-free, or contact us online.