If a secured trampoline blows into a neighbors house, who is responsible for the repairs?

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If a secured trampoline blows into a neighbors house, who is responsible for the repairs?

I had a trampoline staked down with 2 stakes in my yard for the last 2.5 years. We had a storm come through with documented 72 mph wind in the area. My trampoline blew into a neighbors yard who also had a trampoline. There was damage done to windows and siding, etc. My opinion is it’s hard to tell exactly what did all the damage, their claim is though his trampoline didn’t move and mine was the only thing in the yard from the storm. I have the receipt for the 8 inch dog type stakes and chain purchase from l used to secure the trampoline. They are still insisting I’m responsible and it was clearly not properly secured. I don’t want to call my insurance if possible. Am I liable for this damage?

Asked on October 20, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Kansas

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You are not liable for the damage to your neighbor's house because the storm is considered to be an act of God.
Your homeowner's insurance company will most likely deny your neighbor's claim for the same reason (the storm is an act of God).


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