If someone is injured while renting my lot, am I responsible?

I own some land and am renting a lot to someone who has a trailer on it.

Asked on October 11, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, as the landowner, you are liable for injuries whether the injured person is a tenant, guest or trespasser.  Your liability would include injuries occurring on your property and/or if something on your property injured someone off the property.

The insurance you have on your property should handle this in the event of a claim filed against you.  If the case is settled with the insurance company, NO lawsuit is filed.  If the case is NOT settled and a lawsuit is filed against you, refer the matter to your insurance company and your insurance company will handle it for you and will provide you with an attorney at no cost to you.


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