So she's threatening to sue us because her son fell off our trampoline... But we werent home when he fell.
Our neighbour has a 11 year old son. He had never been on our trampoline since my kids arent friends with him, and hes never over. plus I don't let kids on without their parents permission, so even if he came over, unless I had the ok from his parents he wouldn't be on it.
Yesterday morning we went to bils since dh, fil and bil all had the day off, so we decided to have a big cook out. We didnt get back until 8:30pm.
At 10:30 our neighbour comes knocking on our door with her son.
She started going on about how her son broke his wrist falling off our trampoline and how we needed to pay bill for the ER. I told her we weren't paying anything, that her son shouldn't have been in our yard when we weren't home and shouldn't have been on the trampoline to begin with.
She then went on about how he's just a kid and how she was going to see that we be made responsible for our actions..
Exactly what actions is she planning to make us responsible for?
We werent home.
We didnt let him in the yard.
We didnt force him on the trampoline.
At 11 he should know better than to just go into some ones yard and just hop on their trampoline any way.
This is just insane.
Am I just out of the loop on this or are we some how responsible for her son falling of it???
Eta- yes we have insurance.
Yes we called the police to try to report him for trespassing (we have signs for trespassing and "beware of dogs." Although the dogs were with is at bils becuase he also has 3 dogs...) but they said there was nothing they could do without proof that he was in the yard unless his mother is willing to verify that he was there, and she won't verify it for them so I'm at a Loss.
Oh and yes the trampoline was added
If I can't prove he was trespassing in our yard then how can she prove he fell off our trampoline?
We have a privacy fence around the yard as well as a spectate fence around the pool so that the girls can at in the yard without getting to it. The only way to get into the yard is through the back door, or the gate part next to the garage. Which most people don't even know exists because you can't see it from the sidewalk. Unlatching it is tricky enough to keep little kids from gettintz, but older kids could get. Although I can't even undo it in the dark.