Thank you, friend.
Here, someone in your situation arguably does not
have any liability. Allow me to explain.
People on someone's land generally fall into three categories:
INVITEE - invited by you to do business on the property. A possessor of land has a duty to an invitee to reasonably inspect and maintain the premises in order to render them reasonably safe. Warren v. Stancliff, 157 Conn. 216, 218, 251 A.2d 74 (1968).
LICENSEE - a visitor on private land. The owner owes the licensee a duty of "safe condition." Laube v. Stevenson, 137 Conn. 469 - Conn: Supreme Court 1951
TRESPASSER - trespassing on the land. If it is an unauthorized individual, then, no duty of safety is owed
. Salaman v. Waterbury, 44 Conn. App. 211 - Conn: Appellate Court 1997
. As such, it was his own fault (arguably) that he did not get permission before trespassing, and got into a dog's snare. Well, that is why trespassers are not supposed to trespass.
As such, someone in your situation may wish to send him a letter stating just this, and saying that nothing shall be paid. Let me know if you need a sample letter.
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