Several items can attract children. Unfortunately, many of those products can be dangerous and cause young children harm. The legal term for these items is an “attractive nuisance.” Understanding the potential dangers and what they mean for your children should an injury occur.
Different Types of Attractive Nuisances
An attractive nuisance is often something on someone’s property that would entice a young child or teenager to trespass. Unfortunately, they can also be significantly dangerous and cause harm to someone. Understanding what an attractive nuisance is can help keep individuals and their loved ones safe.
Some of the most common attractive nuisances are:
- Swimming pools
- Play places
Any item that would attract a child onto a property is an attractive nuisance. In premises liability situations, home and property owners must work to ensure they keep their grounds safe for anyone who may come over. This often means ensuring that the nuisances on their property do not pose a risk to children.
The laws require that home and property owners take precautions to keep their property safe or prevent others from suffering harm on their property.
How the Law Portrays Trespassers
Typically, trespassers are afforded fewer rights to pursue compensation following a premises liability situation. However, children are treated differently. Children would not be negligent in the same manner as an adult. If a child wanders onto a property because of an attractive nuisance, the property owner may hold liability for any injuries the child suffers.
If you’re unsure of your rights, it helps to have a Florida premises liability lawyer on your side. At Burnetti, P.A., we work to help you throughout the process so that you can safeguard yourself and your loved ones. We focus on your rights and seek maximum compensation for the injuries your child sustains because of premises liability.