Attractive Nuisance

GEORGIA’S ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE DOCTRINE

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Generally speaking, property owners little to no duty of care to trespassers who enter their property illegally and are then hurt due to dangerous conditions. There is, however, an exception to this law. Georgia’s attractive nuisance doctrine protects children who unknowingly trespass onto another’s property and are then harmed by dangerous property features they are naturally drawn to.

If you have a child that has been harmed under these circumstances, then you in your family may be entitled to compensation. At McMahan Law Firm, LLC, our dedicated team of injury advocates have recovered more than $15 million in relief for injured and bereaved clients. We know what it takes to secure results for our clients and are ready to assess your claim to compensation.

This injury to your family deserves to be answered for. Contact our team today to start exploring your options.

UNDERSTANDING “ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE” CLAIMS

The term “attractive nuisance” refers to a property feature that inherently appeals to a child’s curiosity and has the potential to seriously harm them. This definition sometimes requires interpretation, but there are common examples of property features that have been considered attractive nuisances in court.

Common examples of attractive nuisances include:

  • Swimming pools
  • Restrained dogs
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Abandoned appliances (especially refrigerators)
  • Construction equipment

Some families who experience these accidents believe that they have no legal recourse to seek relief. However, the truth is that property owners who have these types of features on their property are legally required to fence them off or remove them in some way. Signs do not necessarily limit liability, either, as some children are too young to read or comprehend them.

To learn more about your family’s attractive nuisance claim options, contact our Dalton personal injury attorneys today. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation.

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