Children are prone to accidents. Unlike adults, they cannot read warning signs, nor do they have the ability to discern potential harm. It is the responsibility of property owners to keep premises safe to avoid children from getting injured. If your child is injured in someone else’s property, you may have the right to file for a compensation claim.
When a child is injured in business places, parks, day care centres, entertainment areas, schools or even private homes, the normal premises liability rules apply. To recover compensation in an injury case, you must show that the property owner was negligent. Proving a liability claim may be difficult, but The Reinken Law Firm can help you with the legal process and ensure that you receive justice.
Attractive Nuisance Doctrine
The attractive nuisance doctrine holds property owners and occupiers to a standard of care to protect children from dangerous conditions. Under the attractive nuisance doctrine, children are considered too immature to comprehend the potential dangers of trespassing, for which they cannot be held responsible for the injuries and damages that may occur. Even in situations where a child wanders into a property where he/she is not invited and the child is injured, you still have legal protection under the attractive nuisance doctrine. It provides trespassing children with the rights of a visitor. Property owners are expected to maintain reasonable care to prevent possible harm if children trespass onto their property. The doctrine ensures that premises are maintained and owners are held liable to prevent injury to children.
If you live in the Greenwich, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury or Stamford area and have any questions regarding injuries suffered as the result of unsafe premises, you need the advice and support of an experienced slip and fall attorney. The Reinken Law Firm has more than two decades of experience in this field. Slip and fall Attorney Eric Reinken has the skills needed to help you learn your rights and help you win the compensation that you need and deserve. Call 203-541-0090 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.