his article appeared previously in the Delmarva Farmer in December of 2013
Note: This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney and should not be viewed as legal advice.
I know many of you often worry about what happens if someone gets injured while on your farm. It could be a customer at your on-farm produce stand or your corn maize or it could be the neighbor that decides to cut across your field to save time. In these cases, it will depend on the duty of care, the legal obligation to protect a third party from foreseeable danger. That duty of care will depend on the status of the visitor to your farm at the time of injury. Maryland recognizes three classes of status: 1) trespasser; 2) licensee; or 3) invitee.Read More