Athens, OH asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: If someone kicks down their door that you got stuck in cause the door got stuck, who has to pay for it?

I was at a house and I went to the restroom and when I tried to leave the door wouldn't open, I would lock it then unlock, move the handle multiple times, pull on it, nothing happened, it was stuck. So the people who own the house kicked the door to get me out. Who has to pay for the door me or them? They say me, but I say them cause I didn't kick down the door, they did.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: There are arguments either way. They should because as their guest they owed certain duties to you. Offer to pay the cost of a locksmith house call because if all had been calm and had time to wait that's what would have had to be done anyway.

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