Attractive Nuisance Law in Florida

A landowner, business or homeowner, may be held liable in Florida for injuries to children on the property if the injury is caused by a hazardous or dangerous condition that is likely to attract or interest children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition. In Florida, children under the age of 6 cannot as a matter of law be considered negligence. Children over the age of 6 can be considered negligent in part for their own injuries. Cases of attractive nuisance may involve piles of lumbar or sand, abandoned cars, trampolines, swimming pools, electrical transformers, wells, and irrigation equipment. Florida cities from Miami to Jacksonville to Pensacola all have weather that permit a child to play outside year round. Child are curious and will play in just about any area. A dirty and dangerous area to an adult is viewed as something quite different to a child. Typically, businesses, government, and homeowners have liability insurance that cover injuries to children caused by an attractive nuisance.