Due to their youthful curiosity and/or exuberance, children are often drawn to inherently dangerous structures or conditions upon the property of others.
Because of their young age, children in these situations are often unable to realize the danger that playing in certain areas may pose, and often times serious injury or death may result.
The law of Massachusetts protects your child’s interests through the “Doctrine of Attractive Nuisance.” The doctrine provides that landowners who maintain an artificial condition upon their land (i.e., a swimming pool, utilities, abandoned structures) may be responsible for any physical harm inflicted upon trespassing children. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate whether something amounts to an attractive nuisance for children.
If your child has been injured as a result of an attractive nuisance, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as practicable. At Diller Law, P.C., we have experience in handling cases involving attractive nuisances and our attorneys will provide you with a free consultation regarding your child’s injury claim.