Slip and fall – what the law says part 2
Under the premises liability act, social guests are classified as “licensees.” Any person who enters or remains on the land of another for the person’s own convenience or to advance his own interests, pursuant to the landowner’s permission or consent, is also a licensee.
A licensee may recover only for damages caused:
|(I)||By the landowner’s unreasonable failure to exercise reasonable care with respect to dangers created by the landowner of which the landowner actually knew; or|
|(II)||By the landowner’s unreasonable failure to warn of dangers not created by the landowner which are not ordinarily present on property of the type involved and of which the landowner actually knew.|