Every property owner and non-owner but residents of a property have the premises liability; according to it they have been entrusted with the responsibility to maintain a relatively safe environment to keep people safe. People should not suffer an injury under this premises liability as it holds property owners and residents liable for accidents and injuries occurring on their property.
There are different types of incidents resulting in premises liability claims from a slip and fall on a public sidewalk to even an injury suffered on an amusement park ride. For instance, if the rides in amusement parks are not safe for people causing an injury to the visitor or a courier delivery person suffers an injury when delivering a package due to slipping or falling on an oil slick in the driveway. If the injured have suffered due to their own negligence or acting in an unsafe way, then their claim will not be valid.
Some states focus only on the status of the visitor to the property applying generally four different labels viz. invitee, social guest, licensee, or trespasser. An invitee is a person who was invited onto the property of another like a customer in a store. In such a case it implies that the property owner/possessor has to take reasonable steps assuring the safety of the premises.
A licensee on the other hand is a person who enters a property with their own purpose, or as a guest, after taking the due consent of the owner. A welcome visitor to the property is a social guest. There is no implied promise in the cases of licensees and trespassers that reasonable care will be made to assure the safety of the property.
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