Is my landlord liable for injuries sustained on his
Perhaps. Generally, to prevail in a claim like this,
you must establish, among other things, that the landlord was in control of the
area, that the landlord knew of the defect or dangerous condition on the
property, and that the landlord's inaction caused an injury.
What is an attractive
An attractive nuisance is anything a landowner has on
his property, other than a naturally occurring condition, that tends to attract
children. Examples of attractive nuisances include, but are not limited to,
uncovered swimming pools, dogs and other animals, and other items that may pique
a child's curiosity. Having an attractive nuisance requires the landlord to take
reasonable precautions to prevent children, who are unable to fully grasp the
danger associated with the nuisance, from coming onto his property.
Are playground-related injuries a problem?
200,000 preschool and
elementary school children visit emergency rooms annually for treatment of
injuries sustained while using playground equipment. About 70% of these injuries
occur on public playgrounds. Approximately 35% of all playground accidents
result in severe injuries such as fractures, concussions, dislocations, internal
injuries, and amputations.
What types of playground
equipment cause the most injuries?
Children falling off of
swings, monkey bars, climbers, and slides account for the majority of these
Should I contact an attorney if I
have been injured on another's property?
Yes. It is important
for you to contact us to help you protect your legal
rights. Only a licensed attorney can evaluate whether you have a case that is
worth pursuing. Keep in mind however that there are time limits (Statute of
Limitations) which impact on your ability to bring a claim.
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