lawn cutting, insurance & minors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by idacurt, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. idacurt

    idacurt LawnSite Member
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    quick question,
    My dad(78yrs old) who lives hours away is letting a 15yr old cut his lawn.This kid obviously has no insurance or anything.If he gets hurt what can happen as far as legal problems for my dad?
     
  2. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wouldn't rely on any answers to this question unless their from a lawyer.
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Yep, and once a lawyer gets ahold of this question, you would really be shocked as to what the possibilities are for your Dad to be liable for. This kind of thing is just a really bad-bad idea.
     
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    yea many people don't realize the liability...but that how i got started when I was 15 i think i had about 30 accounts
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah really, got started too young myself.
    Thank goodness nobody really realized any of this back then.
    Nor did I, as I was much younger than that.
     
  6. idacurt

    idacurt LawnSite Member
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    thanks all for the advice.Its hard for my parents on a fixed income to pay a genuine LCO,think im going to help them out with this.thanks again.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    That would be mighty fine of you if you could. You might even be able to use the networking forum here to line up a pro in the area and work out some sort of reasonable solution.
     

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