The Law and Your Home

Avoiding Liability

You might be legally liable if someone has an accident in your home. Did your negligence or carelessness contribute to an accident or injury? Pitfalls include someone slipping and falling on an icy sidewalk, and accidents involving power lawn mowers, swimming pools, boats, and other recreational vehicles.

The best way to avoid liability is to prevent injuries on your property in the first place and protect yourself with a solid insurance policy in the event the unavoidable and unexpected does occur.

Click on the links below for more information on this particular subject area. Main subject areas for the "Law & Your Home" section are linked at the bottom of these pages.

What are some liability risks?

What’s a checklist for a safe home?

What happens if someone is injured on my property and we are both at fault?

What about liability in regard to children?

If I host a party in my house, am I liable for my guests' actions?

What about liability concerning my pets?

What should I do if someone is injured on my property?


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