Columbiana, OH asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio

Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

1 Lawyer Answer
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Worthington, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a "No Trespassing" sign and ask trespassers to leave.

I also don't fully understand what you feel you would be held liable for. As any property owner, you might be liable if someone is injured on your property.

Dimitrios Makridis agrees with this answer

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