What is the liability of a homeowner when someone is injured on their property?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What is the liability of a homeowner when someone is injured on their property?

Prior to his death, my late father hired a handyman to repair a roof of a storage shed. The shed was on the property of a house that he has title to. The handyman’w helper (his son) fell and broke his foot. We discovered that the homeowner’s insurance had lapsed on the property. Thus we (the sons) need to meet our obligations to the injured as self-insured owners. Our starting point to determine what we need to pay is to understand what a typical homeowner’s policy would have paid given these circumstances (the injury). I do not know whether the handyman was bonded or insured in any way. Can you provide feedback on our obligations to the injured?

Asked on June 12, 2014 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Much more would have to be known about the incident.  Was the worker covered by a Worker's Comspensation Policy?  What was the nature of the employment contract?  Ws the landowner, in any way negligent and that begligence caused the injury?  Was the worker negligent inthe execution of his duties?


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption