Any person injured in an accident on another person’s property may have a valid legal claim against the owner or manager of the property. Every property owner or manager must take due care and keep their property in a condition that will not cause harm to people who are on the property. Where a person is injured on another party’s property because of the property owner’s negligence, the victim may have a premises liability claim for financial compensation. Premises liability is a form of negligence, and a claim based on premises liability must be proved by the claimant. If you or a loved one has been injured on another party’s property, call a Pensacola premises liability lawyer at Zarzaur Law to find out how we can help you.
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If you have been injured on another person’s property, we can help you understand your rights and get justice from the party that caused your injury. Call us today for a free consultation and review of your case. You can reach us by telephone at (855) 447-3563 or visit our website to schedule your free case review.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a form of negligence that holds property owners or managers responsible for dangerous conditions on their property that cause harm to others on the property. Owners and managers of property have a duty of care to different classes of people that come upon their property. Their duty of care varies depending on what class the visitor to the property fits into. Visitors to a property can either be invitees, licensees, or trespassers.
Duty of Care Owed to Visitors on a Property
An invitee is a person who enters another person’s property for purposes connected with the business of the owner or occupant of the property. For example, when you enter a grocery store to go shopping, you are an invitee on the premises. A property owner’s duty to an invitee is to foresee any possible dangers to the invitee and take reasonable steps to protect the invitee from harm, which they are or should be aware of. Invitees enjoy the highest level of care from property owners or managers.
A licensee is a person who enters another person’s property for their own pleasure or benefit. They could be social visitors to another person’s home or recreation center. A property owner’s duty to a licensee is to refrain from willfully and wantonly injuring the licensee, or intentionally expose them to danger. They must keep their property reasonably safe and warn visitors of any dangers that they are aware of.
A trespasser is a person who is neither a licensee or invitee on the property. A person who is on a property without the knowledge and consent of the owner, and has no legal right to be on the property is a trespasser. Even though the trespasser has no right to be on the property, the property owner still owes the trespasser a duty to not wilfully and wantonly injure the trespasser.
When a property owner fails to meet the duty of care on their property and the visitors are injured, they could be held financially responsible for the victim’s damages.
Get Help From a Pensacola Premises Liability Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We can review your case for free to establish your legal position and help you get justice. We offer free consultations and you pay no fees unless we win. Call Zarzaur Law today at (855) Hire Joe or visit our website to schedule your case review.
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