premises liability

Is the Homeowner Legally Responsible For an Injury Someone Sustains on Their Property?

Every state is different, but generally, the homeowner IS responsible for anyone who steps on the property. Your duty of care depends on what KIND of visitor they are: licensee, invitee or trespasser.


Traditionally, a distinction was made based on the reason the person had for being on your property. For instance — conditions varied whether the person was an invited guest or if they were trying to sell you something or if the person happened to be an actual trespasser. The degree of duty that was owed depended on the person's relative status and reason they were on your property in the first place. These traditional distinctions between a person's status on your property have developed a sort of "general obligation" to anyone who enters your property. Ergo, you might be found responsible for someone's injuries that they sustain when they are on your property — despite their status.

Some states will actually hold you responsible for any injuries that a TRESPASSER sustains while on your property. Even more amazing: some states will hold you responsible for injuries suffered by a burglar who enters your property. Several towns and cities have laws in place that hold adjacent property owners responsible for maintaining the public sidewalks. Under these ordinances, if there is a sidewalk adjacent to your property, you have to keep obstructions (like garbage or ice) clear and keep the sidewalk in good condition. Failure to maintain a sidewalk can mean that you will be held responsible for damages suffered by someone who is hurt on the sidewalk next to your own property.


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Have you been injured on someone else's property, home, house, apartment, or condo? Contact Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at to discuss your situation with our experienced premise liability attorneys. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities. We demand strict professional standards.

Our Dallas-based attorneys are among the best premise liability lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your personal injury claim.


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