What would happen if Santa trips on a string of lights at your home and takes a header down the chimney? If he is injured, you might be liable. What would happen if the mail carrier trips on a string of lights or a decorative item and suffers injury? Again, you might be liable. What if a neighborhood child decides to play with your decorations and suffers injury? Yet again, you might be liable.
Christmas decorations can be beautiful. They also can be a bit over the top. The highlight of your display might be simple and innocuous to you, but it might be dangerous to a child or someone else who comes on your property. Whether you have a display with many moving objects or just lights; whether you have a modest use of lights or your lights can be seen from the space station, they can be dangerous. [Read more…]