The Wrong Solution To An Attractive Nuisance Problem

The attractive nuisance doctrine applies to the law of torts, in the United States. It states that a landowner may be held liable for injuries to children trespassing on the land if the injury is caused by an object on the land that is likely to attract children.

The insured at this commercial office building has created an obstacle course of sorts to deter local skateboarders from using his lot for uninvited recreational activities.  Rather than fencing the area off or backfilling it in a more permanent manner, he has haphazardly placed parking blocks and large rocks in this otherwise perfect-for-skateboarding area.  Interesting fix.

Inspecting Handrails & Railings

This photo was taken at a rural country club.  This scoreboard has more than 3 risers with no handrail, and the railings are horizontal as opposed to vertical.  Recommendation would be made for installation of a handrail as well as placement of vertical balustrades or enclosure of the open railings.

The lesson here is never leave your car without the tape measure in your pocket.  These balustrades were well over the standard 4″ to 6″ preferred by insurance companies, so I used my pen to gauge their distance.

US currency bills are are 2.61 inches wide and 6.14 inches long and can be used to as a standard for a specified length.