Understanding Premises Liability

Premises liability law generally states that premises owners can be held responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to negligent ownership. People who are injured on the property of a negligent premise owner are often entitled to compensation for any physical injuries or emotional trauma they suffer as a result of the injury. However, the eligibility and amount of compensation available to the victim can depend on what type of property visitor they are.

If you or your loved one has experienced pain and suffering due to the negligence of a property owner, it is important to learn more about your rights in this stressful situation. Contact an experienced Des Moines premise liability attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (515) 493-3836 to discuss your case.

Three Types of Property Visitors

Eligibility for compensation for an accident will depend on the intention of a guest on another party’s property. The classification of a visitor will fall into one of the three following categories:

  • Trespasser – People that are hurt on a property where they were not invited may have a more difficult time receiving compensation for their injuries. However, people who are “trespassing” for business purposes, such as a door-to-door salesman, may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
  • Licensee – A licensee is a visitor to a property where there is no business or commercial purpose. For instance, a guest at a house party counts as a licensee. A licensee that is injured may be entitled to compensation if the owner knew of poor maintenance or other risks that they did not address.
  • Invitee – Injured invitees are generally entitled to the most compensation. An invitee is someone that comes to a premise intending to purchase a product or discuss business. Commercial premises owners are under the strictest regulations to keep their property safe.

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Negligent premise owners can be held responsible for the injuries they cause. If you or your loved one was injured on another person’s property, it is important to learn more about your right to compensation. Contact the Des Moines premises liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (515) 705-0233 for your consultation.

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