Beware of trees when wandering the woods

October 14, 2014

  • 272 Negligence
  • 272XVII Premises Liability
  • 272XVII(D) Breach of Duty
  • 272k1126 Private Walkways and Paths

10-14-14Owners of summer camp in woodland had no duty to illuminate a path, wide enough for two persons abreast, between social hall and bunks, in absence of any peculiar danger on path, and were not liable for injuries sustained by boy camper who wandered off path at night and broke his nose on a tree.

Kimbar v. Estis, 135 N.E.2d 708, (N.Y., 1956)