This week, to continue the LRANY video series, we bring to you a video on trespasser responsibility. Currently, New York is one of only two states in the nation where a trespasser can sue a property owner for injuries incurred while trespassing. This backwards standard of liability threatens law abiding New Yorkers’ right to free enjoyment of their property and provides a strong disincentive for businesses to locate in the state.
LRANY supports legislation (S.3619 (Seward)/A.4824 (Magee)) which would prohibit trespassers from suing property owners for their injuries. The legislation provides exceptions for child trespassers and attractive nuisances such as playgrounds and swimming pools.