If a person is injured because of unsafe conditions on another’s property, then that would be a premises liability case entitling the injured person to certain compensation for their injuries, medical bills and suffering. This compensation is referred to as damages and they fall into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages An […]
What is Actual Notice and Constructive Notice in Premises Liability Cases?
Premises liability is a general concept that involves what level of responsibility landowners must exercise to maintain safe premises for other people. Sometimes a landowner may argue that they were unaware of the unsafe condition of their property. The question which will determine if the owner is liable for some wrongdoing is whether the owner […]
Premises Liability: Duty of Care –Guests/Invitees
A landowner owes a duty of reasonable care or ordinary care to guests and invitees to maintain a safe premises. To make a negligence case against a landowner for a breached duty of reasonable or ordinary care, we must show that the landowner failed to exercise ordinary care in the maintenance of their premises. First, […]
Premises Liability: Duty of Care –Trespassers
Premises liability is a legal concept involving what level of responsibility landowners must exercise to maintain safe premises for other people. A landowner’s duty of care towards a trespasser is different from that owed to guests/invitees in that they must not act in a willful and wanton manner regarding the maintenance of their property. What […]
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a general concept involving what level of responsibility landowners must exercise to maintain safe premises for other people. The extent of liability a landowner may be subjected to depends on what kind of person enters their land or property and whether those people had a right to be there. For example, a […]
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