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Injuries to Children and Attractive Nuisance Accident Lawyer in Nevada

Although most of Nevada’s more famous attractions are designed for adults, there are a number of attractions and activities that are great for the kids. Just as adults may find themselves injured on the property of another, so too can children be seriously injured by unsafe conditions on another’s property. Recognizing that children do not have the same reasoning skills as adults and thus arenot able to avoid some dangerous situations that adults may be able to steer clear of, the law imposes special duties and obligations on property owners when it comes to children.

 

What is an “Attractive Nuisance”?

 

An attractive nuisance isanything on a person’s property (whether public or private property) that might entice a child to come onto the property. An attractive nuisance can be something obvious, like an amusement ride, or something more innocuous such as a pony or other animal, a pool, a pond, or a stream. If a child is drawn onto the property of another because of an attractive nuisance and is subsequently injured, that child’s family can recover compensation for the child’s injury. If something like this his has happened to your child,  you should seek  an attorney with experience in these types of cases for a free consultation: 702-252-0055.

 

What Does a Plaintiff Need to Show to Win a Case?

 

A typical premises liability case involves a plaintiff showing he or she was lawfully present on the property of another and while there he or she suffered an injury from a hazard that the property owner knew or should have known of and did not correct or warn the plaintiff of. But an attractive nuisance case has important differences:

 

  • Most importantly, it does not matter if the child is trespassing on the property owner’s land. Even if the child was not invited onto the property but trespassed on the property to investigate the attractive nuisance, his or her parents can recover damages for the child’s injuries.
  • Whereas a typical premises liability case is brought directly by the injured person him- or herself (so long as he or she is 18 years of age), a child who is injured must have his or her injury suit prosecuted by a parent, legal guardian, or other adult over the age of 18.
  • In an attractive nuisance case, the property owner will be found liable if the court determines there was a dangerous condition on his or her property and the owner knew or should have known about it and failed to take action to protect children from the danger. Courts tend to give deference to the tendencies of children and require property owners to take more protective actions when children are involved as opposed to adults.

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC – Your Nevada Attractive Nuisance Accident Lawyer

 

Children can suffer injuries that are as severe, if not more severe, than adults. Depending on the injury, the monetary losses a family experiences as a result of an injured child can be staggering. Let Ladah Law Firm, PLLC can put their experience to work on behalf of your child and get your family the compensation you deserve. Call them today for a free consultation: 702-252-0055.

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