Understanding Agricultural Liability
As a farm business owner or someone who leases land for your farming operation, you face liability issues. As soon as someone enters your property, whether invited or not, you have some form of responsibility for that person’s safety.
The level of this responsibility is determined by the legal categorization of different visitors, such as trespassers, invitees, and licensees. This publication presents an introduction to these concepts and the basics of what to expect as a farm business operator. This publication will enable you to begin to consider your responsibility levels and provides the steps you can take to reduce your exposure to liability risks. However, you should seek advice from your attorney and insurance agent about specific sources of liability for your individual enterprise.
- Who Faces the Risk of Liability?
- How Is Liability Determined?
- The Role of Recreational-Use Statutes
- Determining the Liability Risk