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March 18, 2013

The Law and Your Home

Avoiding Liability

What about liability in regard to children?

The courts have ruled that some dangerous places look like such fun that landowners should expect children to come play.

The law calls these "attractive nuisances." Even though an uninvited child wandering into your yard to inspect the swimming pool might well be a trespasser, the law says you have a special duty to erect barriers to protect children from harm's way.

If there is a way in, the child may find it and may get injured and you may be liable. That is why precautions such as fences, locked gates, and swimming pool covers—and good liability insurance—are so important.

>>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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