Tort Terms

Invitee

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Invitee Issues

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Invitee is a term that is used in reference to premises liability cases and it refers to a person who is invited onto business premises generally for some business purpose according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  For instance, a shopper in a mall is an invitee because the shopper is being invited there by the mall  owner for the purpose of shopping in the stores that are within the mall. 

Duty to Invitee

Invitees are generally owed a duty of reasonable care by the owner of the premises.  If the owner of the premises violates that duty of reasonable care, then the owner may be liable.  The invitee is likewise expected to exercise reasonable care in looking out for dangers that may be open and obvious on the premises.  If that duty of being on the lookout for open and obvious dangers is violated then the injured party may not be able to recover for any injuries suffered on the premises.

Duty of Invitee

An invitee also owes a duty of reasonable care to be om the lookout for dangerous conditions. For instance if there are wet floor signs in an area of a mall and the invitee walks through the signs into the area of the wet floor that is not reasoanble care. That may be a bar to any claim of the invitee. The concept of duty goes both ways. The invitee has certain duties. The property owner has certain duties.

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If you were an invitee on premises and as a result of the negligence of the property owner were injured contact injury attorney Brien Roche through the email box on this site or by phone.

See also the numerous other pages on this site authored by injury attorney Brien Roche dealing with slip and fall and premises liability claims and also see the pages on Wikipedia.

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