If a child loses a earrings they have in at our home and then steps on it are we at all responsible financially

Had a birthday party one of the girls
had a earring fall out didn’t realize it
and stepped on it. Days later parents
ended up having to take the girl to dr
and she ended up having to have
surgery to have infection drained out

Asked on June 15, 2016 under Personal Injury, Indiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A homeowner is not the insurer for his or her guests: you are not liable (responsible financially) for a guest's injuries unless they are due to your own fault, such as if you did not repair a broken stair or railing and that caused a fall. But the case you described does not involve any fault of yours, so you should not be liable; the fact that the injury occured at your home does not, without more (i.e. without fault on your part) make you liable.

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