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Trespassing Injuries

Posted on June 4th, 2009 No Comments

In many jurisdictions, property owners have no duty to provide for the safety of people who are on their property without permission. However, there are numerous exceptions to this rule. The fact is that property lines are often extremely complex, and you could be trespassing on someone’s property without even realizing it.

If you or a loved one has been injured while on someone else’s property, contact Cincinnati trespassing injuries attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733.

When is a Property Owner Liable to Trespassers?

At first, it may seem absurd that a property owner should be liable for the safety of trespassers. However, it is important to recognize that there are numerous areas that may seem like public property but actually belong to someone else. Typically, the key factor in a case of injury on someone else’s property is the question of intent. That is, did you actually intend to trespass?

If the answer is no, and you reasonably believed that you were not trespassing, the property owner may be liable, especially if the property poses an unreasonable danger of some kind. Typically, the owner must make a reasonable effort to delineate where the property begins and ends, especially if the property is near a public area like a road or park.

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Although property rights should be respected, there are numerous cases where victims are trespassing and do not know they are doing so, and these victims still deserve compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, contact Cincinnati trespassing injuries attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733.

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