If we hire a person to cut down trees on our property what is our exposure if that person is injured or killed if that person is self inured or not?

Asked on August 10, 2015 under Personal Injury, Georgia

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As the owner of the property, you are liable for the person's injuries or death.  Your liability for the person's injuries would include the medical bills, pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills, and wage loss.

Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.

Compensation for pain and suffering is an amount in addition to the medical bills based on the medical reports which document the nature and extent of the injuries.

Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.

If you have homeowner's insurance and the amount of the claim is within the policy limits of your insurance, the case could be settled with your insurance carrier.  If the case is NOT settled with your insurance carrier, you will be sued because the injury or death occurred on your property.

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As the owner of the property, you are liable for the person's injuries or death.  Your liability for the person's injuries would include the medical bills, pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills, and wage loss.

Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.

Compensation for pain and suffering is an amount in addition to the medical bills based on the medical reports which document the nature and extent of the injuries.

Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.

If you have homeowner's insurance and the amount of the claim is within the policy limits of your insurance, the case could be settled with your insurance carrier.  If the case is NOT settled with your insurance carrier, you will be sued because the injury or death occurred on your property.


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