What Are Some Examples of Attractive Nuisance?

Legally speaking, an attractive nuisance is an enticing property feature that could potentially be harmful to children. When these features are not secured and accessible by children, property owners can be held responsible for harboring them on their premises.

Examples of attractive nuisance include:

  • Animals
  • Broken Gates
  • Enticing Landscapes
  • Enticing Rooftops
  • Fountains
  • Ladders
  • Machinery (Construction Equipment, Vehicles, Gas Pumps, Lawnmowers, etc.)
  • Unsecured Paths or Stairs
  • Scaffolding
  • Swimming pools
  • Trampolines
  • Tunnels
  • Wells

It's important to note that warning signage does usually not limit a property owner's liability in these cases—especially when children are too young to read or comprehend what the signs mean. If your child has been harmed and you believe you have an attractive nuisance claim, then we invite you to contact us today.

The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote is ready to hear your story and, if necessary, take aggressive, effective steps towards securing compensation for you and your family.

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Oklahoma Attractive Nuisance Laws

In most premises liability claims, the injury victim can only seek compensation if they were invited to or welcome on the property. There is, however, one exception to this rule: if a child trespasses onto a property because they are drawn to an enticing—and dangerous—property feature, the property owner can still sometimes be held accountable for an injury. This is due to the attractive nuisance doctrine. Has your young child been hurt because they had dangerous access to someone else's property? If so, your family may have legal options. Call our dedicated and proven team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote. Our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys have more than four decades of combined legal experience and know what it takes to secure justice and relief for our clients.

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