In most cases, a trespasser is not able to sue for damages as a result of an injury on another’s property. However, there are some exceptions that you should be aware of. Keep reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss your options.
What is the rule for a trespasser on another’s property?
Generally, a property owner cannot be held responsible for any injuries that a trespasser sustained on their property. It is important to note, however, that there are some exceptions to this rule. The following are examples of those who may be able to hold a property owner responsible for their injuries:
- Willful and wanton conduct
- Dangerous dogs
- Discovered trespassers
What is willful and wanton conduct?
This indicates that a property owner may have a duty to warn trespassers if they have dangerous activities happening on their property. For example, if you injure a trespasser or passerby because you are shooting in your backyard, you will likely be held responsible.
Reach out to our skilled New Jersey personal injury firm to learn more about willful and wanton conduct when it comes to trespasser injuries. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
What is the rule for dangerous dogs?
You will need to put warning signs on your property if you have a dangerous dog that could harm someone upon entry to your property. If you do not warn trespassers of your dangerous dog, you can be held responsible for negligent behavior.
If you were injured on another’s property due to their negligent behavior, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our qualified personal injury attorneys today to discuss the specifics of your case.
What is a discovered trespasser?
In most cases, a property owner does not expect trespassers on his or her property. However, if there are clear implications that trespassing occurs often on another’s property, a property owner is required to take precautions to warn or make safe of any hazards on the property. If an individual is hurt and the property owner was aware of the danger on his or her property and is aware that people often walk through the property, he or she may be held accountable.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss trespassers’ rights.
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