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Are construction sites attractive nuisances?

Posted on April 28, 2015 11:28 am under Premises Liability

Children love adventure, and they are often intrigued by giant mounds of sand, trenches, land pits, big trucks, and piles of lumbers and steels. One place they can find all of this and more is a construction site. But just like construction sites are dangerous for workers, children trespassing on a work site are also exposed to hazards that may severely harm them.

In some cases of attractive nuisances involving construction sites, builders and contractors argue that the cost of eliminating dangers at the site is higher than the inherent risks to children, which would make contractors not liable under the law. However, recent cases have overturned these rulings, saying that the attractive nuisance law prompts owners to exercise reasonable care in averting dangers.

If you think your child has been hurt in a situation that seems to fit into the category of attractive nuisance, our team or premises liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see about the possibility of filing a claim. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more.