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Attractive Nuisance Doctrine

The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine is a legal concept that applies to personal injury law, particularly to cases involving child injuries. An “attractive nuisance” refers to something dangerous that could attract children who, not recognizing the danger, may be injured by the hazardous object or condition. If a landowner has an attractive nuisance on his or her land and does not take care to reasonably protect trespassing children from it, the landowner may be held liable for any child's injuries under this doctrine.

Types of Attractive Nuisances

Children often do not recognize hazardous situations in the same way that adults do. Similarly, children are often not familiar with the concept of trespassing and the laws involved. If they see an object or condition that intrigues them, they may trespass to get a closer look or play, putting themselves in a dangerous situation. Some of the types of attractive nuisances that often result in child injuries include:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Trampolines
  • Piles of rock, dirt, or lumber
  • Large ditches or trenches
  • Old farming equipment

These are just some of the hazards that can be considered an attractive nuisance. If your child has been injured by an attractive nuisance on someone else's land, the landowner may be liable for his or her injuries. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit and will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

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