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Attractive Nuisance Cases in Virginia
The laws governing Attractive Nuisance in Virginia exist to protect children, and require property owners to keep their property free from conditions that might attract and injure children. When a property feature presents an injury risk to children who may not be able to recognize the dangers it presents, this feature is called an “attractive nuisance.” This can be a serious problem for property owners, who can be held liable for any accidents the “attractive nuisance” may cause. However, this can be an equally serious problem for parents and families looking for answers after their child has sustained an injury.
An attractive nuisance can be many different things, from business settings like a construction area to common things that are found at many homes, like swimming pools or power tools. By definition an attractive nuisance can be anything that might be seen as having a “wow factor” by teenagers or kids. There are also some attractive nuisances that can still create liability risks for homeowners that are less obvious. If your child has been injured by one of these property features, you may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
Most Common Attractive Nuisances
- Swimming Pools
- Playground Equipment
- Tool Sheds
- Abandoned Refrigerators and Appliances
- Abandoned Cars
- Construction Equipment
- Ditches, wells, or holes in the ground
Attractive Nuisance Explained
Plaintiff’s can take action if a child was harmed on public or private property. Even in cases where your child was on private property unbeknownst to the landowner, you can still pursue compensation for damages if the landowner failed to enact property safety precautions.
Injured Parties Must Prove:
The minors involved in the accident were not old enough to understand the risks created by the property conditions.
The condition’s risk to children outweighs the cost of maintaining or fixing the attractive nuisance.
The property owner failed to take appropriate measures to maintain safety or eliminate potential dangers caused by the condition.
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