What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville Premises Liability Lawyers

A property owner is responsible for ensuring that his or her property is safe and free from hazards. If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, you may be owed compensation for your injuries, depending on your relationship to the property owner. Premises liability laws tend to differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so contacting a Jacksonville premises liability lawyer to step you through the legal process is necessary for your peace of mind.

Relationship to Property Owner

Depending on your relationship to the property owner, you may be owed a different level of duty of care. There are three major types of relationships that can be quantified:

  • Invitees. Invitees are people brought on to a person’s property for the sole purpose of doing business. This invitation can either be implicit or explicit. For example, a store leaving its doors open for business is an implicit invitation to customers to enter and shop. Property owners owe the highest duty of care to these invitees, and are often held liable for their injuries.
  • Licensees. Unlike an invitee, who is invited onto property for doing business, a licensee is invited onto the property for the purpose of anything besides business. A social guest would be an example of a licensee, and they are owed a medium degree of duty of care.
  • Trespassers. As the name suggests, a trespasser is on a property without the permission of the owner. Property owners typically owe no duty of care to trespassers, although in certain jurisdictions there may be a small duty of care.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured while on someone else’s property, contact Jacksonville premise injury lawyer Don Guthrie today at 904-296-1088, and we will begin helping you secure the compensation you deserve.

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