Virginia Premises Liability

An “invitee” is one who visits premises lawfully at the express or implied invitation of the owner. An express invitation is made directly or indirectly by spoken or written words.  An implied invitation is one made by holding open the premises to others for some particular purpose.

The owner of premises has the duty to use reasonable care to have the premises in a reasonably safe condition for an invitee’s use consistent with the invitation; and to use ordinary care to warn an invitee of any unsafe condition the owner should know about, unless the unsafe condition is open and obvious.

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