In general, liability issues on vacant land?
We are looking at a property in a developed area at the edge of a smallish town. The house sits at one end of the land, which goes the length of 5 parcels along the road, all backing to a ravine. The first 2 of these are groomed and gardened, the last 3 are a tangle. None of it is fenced.
What are the main problems with owning vacant lots adjacent to your home? If someone gets scratched up in the tangle or falls and breaks a leg in the ravine, is the owner liable?
(I don't have questions about adverse possession at this time, but am wondering whether we would have to fence the place to protect ourselves from injury lawsuits. Or if that would even protect us? )