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Summer Liability & Safety

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If you suffer injury from a hazard on private, public, or commercial property, you might have the right to monetary damages.  Generally, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, but the scope of this duty varies significantly depending on the specific facts and situation. Summer activities tend to include resorts, swimming pools, amusement parks, concerts, and other seasonal forms of recreation.  

When property owners fail to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition to reduce the risk of injury to visitors, owners can be liable for failing to keep the property reasonably safe or failing to adequately warn visitors. Again, the exact parameters of this duty depend on many factors that include but are not limited to the status of the visitor (e.g. the reason for the visit), the reason for the visitor's presence, the type of hazard, and the owner’s actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard. Constructive knowledge refers to situations where an owner “should have known of the hazard.