The duty of a property owner to persons on the property depends on the legal status of the person on the property

1. Business Invitee: On the property for mutual benefit…..Duty of reasonable care, the care that a similarly situated business owner should use under like or similar circumstances.

2. Licensee: On the property with permission:

Duty to warn of hidden dangers.

3. Trespassers: No duty to adult trespassers. Trespassers proceed at their own risk.

4. Attractive Nuisance: If something dangerous is likely to attract children, such as construction equipment, a pond, pool etc… the property owner has a duty of reasonable care to

prevent children from entering the property and accessing the dangerous item or condition.

The duties are often defined by expert testimony