New Hampshire Law Limits Homeowner Liability in Fire Calls

December 31, 2013
Fire Department

  • December 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    Huh! says:
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    I thought firefighters were above this type of lawsuit. They assume the risk of injury by fire in the course of responding to a call. Don’t they also assume risk of injury due to a slip and fall in the course of responding to a call? Good for New Hampshire for laying down some guidelines for the future.

    • December 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm
      P/L Underwriter says:
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      Apparently not the volunteer ones.

  • January 2, 2014 at 6:07 am
    Steve Dunner says:
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    What, exactly, is “purposeful negligence?

  • January 2, 2014 at 6:52 am
    Wayne says:
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    It has been my experience that the WC policy would cover the injury so it is possible the suit was initiated by the WC carrier.

    It is also possible that the WC carrier denied the claim, leaving the firefighter little choice but to sue; after all, volunteers have other full time jobs that can be effected if they get injured.



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