BLS 342-NEGLIGENCE

BLS 342-NEGLIGENCE - NEGLIGENCE THE DUTIES OF OWNERS AND...

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NEGLIGENCE THE DUTIES OF OWNERS AND OCCUPIERS OF LAND As discussed in the lectures, people owe a duty to exercise reasonable care with regard to their actions as not to injure others. Failure to exercise reasonable care can result in an individual being found “negligent” by subjecting others to what is considered unreasonable risks of harm. This is the general rule of negligence. Owners and occupiers of land have the right to use their land for their benefit and enjoyment. However, such use is tempered by what may be considered special rules of negligence depending on the classification of the individual that might be visiting the land. Take note that owners and occupiers that have a certain duty to visitors are not only absolute owners but also include renters of land, lessees, licensees of land, etc. The three classifications are: 1. Trespassers 2. Licensees 3. Invitees (usually called, business invitees) TRESPASSERS A trespasser is an individual that enters or remains on an individual’s land without the
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