Attractive Nuisances & Premises Liability in Virginia
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Taking care of children can be quite challenging, especially when it comes
to keeping them safe from harm, which is why property owners need to take
adequate precautions to protect features that may result in injuries to
kids. While Virginia has never formally adopted the principle of “attractive
nuisance,” it can be still applied in those instances where the
specific hazard or instrument is hidden or is easily accessible to children
and in a location where it is known that kids frequently gather.
If your child has recently suffered an injury caused by an attractive nuisance
on someone else’s property in Virginia, you may be eligible to recover
compensation for their injuries with the help of our
Richmond personal injury attorney. At
Halperin Law Firm, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars and we are capable
of fighting for the damages you deserve.
What is an Attractive Nuisance?
The concept of attractive nuisance involves instruments which are known
to be attractive to children, the instrument is known to be a danger to
children, and is in a location where children have access to it. It is
a legal doctrine that victims can use to hold property owners liable for
child injuries. Furthermore, if the child enters the property uninvited
– making him or her a trespasser – the attractive nuisance
doctrine may still apply in a premises liability claim.
The following are common examples of attractive nuisances:
- Swimming pools
- Tool sheds
- Abandoned vehicles
- Abandoned appliances, such as refrigerators and ovens
All property owners in Virginia, DC and Maryland have a duty to protect
children who may enter the property. If property owners are aware that
there is an attractive nuisance on their premises, they are required to
ensure that kids stay away by taking preventative measures such as walls,
fences, or protective equipment.
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