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Principles of Risk Management and Insurance, 13th Edition by Michael McNamara, George E. Rejda

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Specific Applications of the Law of Negligence

Property Owners

Property owners have a legal obligation to protect others from harm. However, the standard of care owed to others depends on the situation. Three groups traditionally have been recognized: (1) trespasser, (2) licensee, and (3) invitee.6 However, as will be discussed later, a number of jurisdictions have abolished or modified these common law classifications.

Trespasser

A trespasser is a person who enters or remains on the owner’s property without the owner’s consent. In general, the trespasser takes the property as he or she finds it. The property owner does not have any obligation to the trespasser to keep the land in reasonably safe condition. However, the property owner cannot deliberately ...

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