The Changing Standard of Care Owed Licensees, Invitees and Trespassers: Mounsey v. Ellard
30 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 2, 1973
The courts had previously followed a strict regiment of analyzing what the status of a visitor to property was when determining the duty owed for injuries sustained there. Changing circumstances moved court to re-think this approach and use a more realistic one, such that someone like a firefighter responding to a fire on a premises who was injured could recover even though he may not fit the traditional status of an invitee.
Keywords: licensees, standard of care, reasonable care, negligence, Mounsey v. Ellard, firefighter, duty, invitee, trespasser
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