What is the law in your state?

United States
February 24, 2007 9:55pm CST
I heard the other day that if someone broke into my house and got hurt, whether he tripped over his own feet or got hit with a baseball bat, he could sue us for his injuries and win. What kind of mess is that? I would think he deserved everything he got plus whatever the law could dish out, but I don't think I should get sued over it.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
wow thats messed up!! and certainly doesnt seem fair, but then again the law is frequently anything but fair. curious as to where you heard this? could you post a link? i would like to say that it isnt true, but it quite possibly could be. unfortunatly.
• United States
25 Feb 07
My best friend told me the other day. She said that the guy sued her aunts homeowners insurance and won. We are in Virginia. My friend lives just outside of Richmond. I think this happened in Richmond. I think it is just too crazy and I was wondering if anything like this has happended anywhere else. I know Virginia is a Commonwealth State, so things are done a little differently, but whether that had anything to do with the outcome of the lawsuit, I do not know.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
That is true for my state. If they get hurt in your house, even if they broke in, you are liable for it. Its the most stupid law. Totally ignorant and illogical!
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• Australia
25 Feb 07
I dont know if that is a law in Australia or not. I hope not. What is going on in our justice systems when they are looking after the criminals rights before the victims. I realy dont understand it. As far as im concerned if someone broke into my house we would beat the crap out of them and throw them in the street like the manejey dogs that they are. I think that we need to have a major shakeup of the justice system and get back to what it was for JUSTICE for victims not for criminals.
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• Israel
25 Feb 07
Yeah, our law in Israel is the same.. but they are about to change it to something normal.
@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Last I knew that was the case where I live to, and I agree that it is the stupidest law. I heard a story about a buglar who feel through the skylight of the house he was trying to rob and sued and won. Of course the homeowner can sue right back, but it is stupid that they have to. there should be, in my opinion, certain things that void your right to sue, and breaking the law is a big one. I think there is some serious issues that need to be worked out in our justice system, that is for sure.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
democratic kind of law in the philippines