Toms River, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/18/2019 -- Many property owners are surprised to learn that they may be held legally liable for injuries a trespasser sustains on their property, even if the trespasser was intruding without permission. Homeowners who have a pool, trampoline, or other "attractive nuisance" on their property need to take steps to protect themselves and secure their space, as they can be sued for any injuries that a child sustains after being drawn into their yard. GMX Fencing can help homeowners install aluminum fencing in Howell, NJ that meets the definition of "reasonable care" that alleviates their responsibilities for these types of injuries.
Under New Jersey law, homeowners can be held liable for medical bills sustained by a child who trespasses on their property after being drawn by an "attractive nuisance" like a swimming pool. However, property owners may be excused from liability if it is found that they took "reasonable care" to mitigate an object or area's danger.
As one of the most common attractive nuisances, swimming pools are legally required to be fenced in. In New Jersey, swimming pools "must be fenced or walled in with a structure at least 5 feet high and without any openings wide enough for a 4-inch object to pass through it." Pool owners who do not place fences around their pools and have a child injured on their property may be sued by the child's family under the attractive nuisance doctrine.
Fencing companies in Howell, NJ like GMX Fencing can help property owners assess and understand their risks and install fencing to keep wandering children safe. Anyone interested in learning more about pool or privacy fencing is encouraged to call GMX Fencing today at 732-410-6698 or visit http://gmxfencing.com/.
About GMX Fencing
GMX Fencing is a family-owned and operated fencing installation provider based in Toms River, New Jersey. Proudly serving their clients throughout the Jersey Shore and beyond, GMX Fencing installs a wide variety of fence styles using materials such as vinyl, wood, aluminum and chain link. GMX Fencing is dedicated to their mission of providing excellent customer service and proper installation to every customer they serve.
To learn more about GMX Fencing, please visit their website at http://gmxfencing.com/.