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Indiana Attractive Nuisance Claims
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In most circumstances, trespassers that are hurt on someone else’s property are not eligible to receive compensation. That law, however, has one exception: children. If a small child is drawn to a compelling, but dangerous property feature on someone else’s property and is then hurt, the property owner could be found liable. This law is called Indiana’s attractive nuisance doctrine.
If you have a child that has been harmed on someone else’s property, it is advised that you speak with proven counsel immediately. At Kooi, our Indiana personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of combined legal experience and, over that time, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been injured and wronged.
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Defining “Attractive Nuisance”
An attractive nuisance is a property feature that inherently piques children’s curiosity but is also potentially dangerous to them. It is the responsibility of property owners to properly secure these elements on their property or, in other cases, remove them completely.
Examples of features that can be considered an attractive nuisance include:
- Swimming pools
- Abandoned vehicles
- Abandoned appliances (refrigerators, dryers, etc.)
In these cases, it must be proved that the property owner should have reasonably known that the property feature was potentially dangerous children and that they did not exercise proper care to remedy the hazard. The most common example of this is failing to properly fence in and secure a swimming pool.
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If your child’s been hurt, our firm is ready to hear your story. Our Indiana legal team has numerous times been industry recognized for the quality of our work and our case results speak for themselves. We are ready to hear your family’s story and, if necessary, start taking swift, effective steps towards recovering the compensation you deserve.
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