I know plenty of friends who have allowed their kids to leave their bikes in the front yard. I'm wondering what would happen if a random child were to steal a bike left out and get hurt playing with it. Would the parents be liable due to the attractive nuisance doctrine?

  • The attractive nuisance doctrine relates to harm coming to children while trespassing. Trip on the bike is one thing, borrow it an fall off it a block away is another. – George White Aug 14 at 4:53
  • @GeorgeWhite what if they play with it on my lawn and hurt themselves there? – dsollen Aug 14 at 14:36
  • are we talking Bicycle (as assumed) or are we talking Motorcycle? Both are colloquially called "bike". also, we are talking about a kid that takes property unlawfully while trespassing. Do by parents you mean the (offending) kids legal guardian or the owner of the land the bikes are on? – Trish Aug 14 at 20:40
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    @Trish I am pretty sure that "kids" + "leave their bikes" + "front yard" = bicycle, not motorcycle. It takes a special kind of parent to allow kids to live motorcycles in the front yard. – Just a guy Aug 14 at 20:54
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    @Justaguy motorized bicycles are a thing - Mopeds and Mofas. Over here you can drive the smaller ones at 15, the larger ones at 16 - which is still kids territory – Trish Aug 14 at 21:39

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