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Old 08-08-2019, 07:55 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by nj2nh View Post
One thing no one has mentioned here is the potential liability. What if the owner of said boat slips on your dock while getting in to move it and injures himself. Guess who is responsible? Yup. The dock owner. Slip and fall cases are one of the largest and most prolific legal claims because the insurance companies always settle and then they raise your rates.
They don't "always settle," it depends on the duty of care owed.

The duty of care owed depends on whether the person is an invitee or a trespasser.

Uninvited and unwanted they'd be a trespasser, using your facilities without your consent: the homeowner should not be liable.
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