off my lawn, you punk!
April 2, 2007 9:05 AM Subscribe
Heeliefilter: If my 7-year-old neighbor dashes his brains out on my brick driveway, will I be held responsible in any way?
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! to law & government (21 answers total)
My neighbor's kid is not allowed to play in the street, and his own driveway is gravel. Thusly, he has taken to circling around on my brick driveway for hours on end with his heelies (for the uninitiated: shoes with a rollerskate wheel embedded in the heel). He does not wear a helmet.
He's a nice kid, and I like the neighbors OK, but I've seen him go down hard a couple times. If he is injured in some way, will I be held liable for this? I've always heard, anecdotally, that injuries on your property, such as a slip-and-fall on ice, would be your responsibility. Could I be sued?
If it makes any difference, I live in New Mexico.