Laws pertaining to premise liability vary depending on a number of circumstances. Liability differs by state and is dependent on the types of hazards on a property, as well as the relationship between the property owner and the guest.
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, they may be liable for your injuries. To discuss your case with a professional, contact the Oklahoma premises liability attorneys of the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046. Our team of professionals may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Relationships to Property Owners
In premise liability cases, the relationship between the property owner and the injured party is critical. There are essentially three possibilities:
- Licensee – Any person who is admitted onto a property for the purpose of doing business. This person may be invited onto the property explicitly, such as for a meeting, or the invitation may be implicit, as is the case with most businesses open to the public.
- Invitee – A person who has been invited on the property for any purpose other than business, such as to have lunch.
- Trespasser – A person who is not invited onto the property but enters anyways.
The property owner may be liable for any injuries which occur on their property if they did not adequately warn guests of the hazard, such as a “beware of dog” sign. Exceptions include open and obvious hazards, which guests are responsible for being conscientious of.
Laws pertaining to premise liability are circumstantial by nature. If you have been injured while on another person or party’s property, they may be liable for your injuries. Contact the Oklahoma premises liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046.