Landowners have a legal duty to keep the premises safe for the invitee’s protection. In practical terms, the landowner must give the invitee adequate and timely notice of concealed, latent perils that are personally known or that a reasonable inspection would reveal. Injuries caused by dangerous conditions that are apparent or that could be revealed by reasonable inspection are the landowner’s responsibility. For this reason, periodic and regular inspections of property is advised, as the corrective measures resulting from this inspection could prevent an accident from occurring. As any good lawyer will tell you, prevention and forethought is the best remedy for avoiding costly lawsuits.
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