Premises Liability Attorneys
The personal injury attorneys from Action Legal Group understand that property owners and property managers in both Illinois and Florida have an obligation to maintain a safe and secure premises. They are required by law to repair property hazards and they can be held liable if, at a minimum, they fail to make sure allvisitors to the property are not adequately warned of dangers. Should an unsafe condition lead to a guest suffering an injury or death, the property owner or manager can face a legal claim for compensation.
The owner of a property owes a different level of care that is completely dependent on the person who is being hosted on his or her property.
An invited guest is a person who has been invited to enter or remain on the premises for a commercial gain for the property owner. The property owner owes an invitee the highest level of care, and is required to inspect the premises for dangerous conditions and provide adequate warning about any hazard that has not been repaired. The required inspections may result in a property being held liable for any hazard of which he or she should be aware.
A licensee is a social guest, friend or member of the family. The key difference between someone who has been invited and a licensee is that a licensee is invited to enter or stay on the premises for non-business purposes. A property owner is still required to fix any dangerous area on the property but, unlike when an invitee is present, the property owner is only responsible for the dangers that he or she should know about.
The rule governing a property owner regarding the entrance of a trespasser to his or her property is that the property owner is not allowed to intentionally create hazardous conditions to protect the premises against trespassers.