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Is there Liability for Trespasser Injured on Rhode Island Real Estate?

Pursuant to Rhode Island Premises Liability Law, The general rule is that a landowner owes no duty to a trespasser. The Landowner is therefore not liable for a trespasser who is injured on his property. This specifically includes: Rhode Island Slip and Fall, Trip and fall, RI Premises Liability and wrongful death.

Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100

There are are two notable exceptions to this rule:

1)  There are special rules for liability for children if it is reasonably foreseeable that children will come upon your property and other elements are proven.

2) The landowner can be liable if he or she acts intentionally, wantonly or recklessly towards the trespasser.

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    Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.

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