We called Salvation Army to pick up some furniture we were going to donate.
They sent a truck out with two people (the driver was a paid employee of Salvation Army and the other man was a volunteer with Salvation Army. In the process of taking our furniture and loading it in to the Salvation Army truck, one of the gentlemen (walking backwards) tripped and the furniture landed on him. He immediately got back up and stated he checked himself over and noted a few minor looking cuts. He stated he was fine and did not want or need assistance.
Yes it is a very real potential that a homeowner could be sued by an individual who was injured on their property.
Some will depend on where the trip/fall took place. If on your property and not in the street or on the sidewalk you have an exposure. But there has to be two more elements: a defect that existed and you either knew of or could observe and (not or - and) damages. From what you said the man was not injured, so no damages. You might read over your homeowners policy and see if there is any premises medical payment coverage. That would paid for a set amount for any injury that results from an occurrence on your property. It's a good idea to read over the policy anyway to know what you paid for and how it responds. Good luck.
Not on the facts provided no. There would have to be more to impose some liability issue here on a home owner.
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