In many states, property owners owe different duties to people who come onto their property. They have a liability to protect any person from harm or injury that enters their premises. There are three areas under which a homeowner is liable to anyone on the homeowner’s premises:
In states that still distinguish among these categories of people, the legal duty owed to each category is different. It is important to ask a lawyer whether these categories and standards of care apply in your state.
Let’s see what each category mean.