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The status of a victim in a premises liability lawsuit

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2018 | Personal Injury, Premises Liability |

When a Las Vegas resident is injured on the premises of another person, they may have a claim for their losses under premises liability law. Premises liability refers to the responsibility of property owners to keep their buildings and land safe for others. However, not every person who suffers an injury on another person’s property will have a premises liability claim.

For example, a person who trespasses onto the land of another person may not have rights. A trespasser is someone who enters the property of someone else without their permission. Since a trespasser has no reason to be on the premises, the property owner has no duty to protect them from any harm that may exist.

However, if a property owner invites or permits a person to enter their land or into a structure that they own, their responsibilities change. Invitees and licensees are individuals who property owners expect to have on their property, and the owner must provide safe accommodations to them. A victim who is a licensee or invitee may have a strong claim for recovering their losses after an injury.

After a fall, trip or other injury on another’s property, a victim should seek medical attention. However, once they are on the road to recovery, they may wish to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney. A lawyer can answer any questions you may have and, should you decide to file suit, can help protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need to heal and move forward.