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Homeowner Victim Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida

You may be entitled to make a claim for your slip & fall or other personal injury case based upon homeowners liability. The law often makes 3 categories for people on another person’s property who are injured in a slip & fall or other personal injury cases.

First, the slip & fall or personal injury victim may be considered a trespasser. A trespasser is someone who enters a homeowners property without permission from the owner. In those situations, the homeowner must only use ordinary care to keep his property safe from defect or danger. This is the lowest duty owed to a slip & fall or other personal injury victim.

The second category is a licensee - If you are injured in a slip & fall or other personal injury on another’s property, you may be considered a licensee. A licensee is someone who has no relationship with the homeowner but is permitted by the homeowner to be on the homeowner’s property. For example, a social host could be considered a licensee.

The third category is an invitee. If you are hurt in a personal injury or slip & fall case on another’s property, you may be considered an invitee. An invitee is the highest and best category in the law for homeowner liability cases. For example, a worker or a contractor who is doing work on a homeowners property, like fixing his roof, and who suffers a slip & fall or other personal injury, can be considered an invitee. Why is that important? Because the law puts the highest standard of care on the homeowner for the safety of the invitee. Therefore, an invitee is the best category to be in for your personal injury case.

Remember, if you have been hurt on a homeowners or business owner’s property, you may be entitled to make a claim for your slip & fall or personal injury case.


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