Waukesha, WI asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin

Q: A neighbor's ten year old kid cut himself on the wire fencing of my chicken coop. Now his parents want me to pay his

medical bills. Do I have to if I had a 'no trespassing' sign in view of the coop?

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1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
William C. Head

A: If you have homeowner's insurance, let them deal with this issue. I would not pay, if the boy was not INVITED to be on your property, which it seems he was not. Any fence may have parts that can cut a person's hand. The parents are acting like you set up a snare, or a pit, and injured him. I would not pay, but contact your insurer.

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