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Is the property owner legally bound to prevent injury?

In some states, property owners have different levels and degrees of responsibility concerning people who come into their property. These categories of individuals include invitees, trespassers, and licensees.

An invitee is a person who is invited to the premises by the owner for business purposes. The highest degree of responsibility on the owner is for the invitees. The owner is supposed to ensure safety for the invitee at all costs. The owner is expected to take reasonable steps to take care of the invitees. Licensees are the people who come to the premises for social purposes but solely for their own purposes.

Although the owner is responsible for their safety, the level of responsibility is less than that of invitees. It is not the owner's duty to inspect any unknown dangers for the licensees. Trespassers are uninvited and are not supposed to be on the property. Therefore, the lowest degree of responsibility on the owner is for the trespasser unless the cause of harm to the trespassers is created and maintained by the owner and if it was likely to cause death or potential harm to anyone who came to the premises. The rule is, however, different for children who trespass. Owners are responsible for taking care of them and ensuring their safety.

If you have been injured on another person's property, you have the right to file a complaint and get compensated. It is advisable to hire an experienced attorney to elaborate your rights and help you file a complaint in court.

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