My son broke his arm while playing in his friend's tree house. Am I able to sue his friend's parents?

Asked over 1 year ago - Orchard Park, NY

Apparently a branch supporting part of the tree house broke and my son fell out and landed on his arm. My son is 12. Do I have a case in seeking damages?

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  1. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Yes, consult with a local personal injury lawyer. Did the parents know that the branch was weak or diseased? Who constructed the tree house and was it appropriate for the tree?

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  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Lots of issues to consider such as whether the parents had notice of a dangerous condition and who built the treehouse/was it safe when initial built on the supporting branch.

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  3. Sean Thomas Wright

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    Answered . That definitely sounds like a case. Go get a free consultation from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

  4. Michael C. Wild

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    Answered . You should consult with an attorney who regularly practices personal injury matters to review your case and offer some advice. I could give you the names of a few colleagues in Western NY who may be interested in a consultation.

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  5. Ryan M. Finn

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    Answered . You certainly have a case worth exploring. Best of luck and god bless.

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