When someone is injured as a result of unsafe property or building conditions, they may have a right to make a claim for their damages against the owner of the property.
In some states, the landowner’s duty to protect an entrant on the land depends on whether that person is a trespasser, licensee or an invitee. The landowner’s duties are different for each type of entrant. The landowner owes less of a duty to protect the trespasser than the other types of entrants. The landowner’s duty of care is highest for business invitees.