Innkeepers, shopowners & other business owners: Ensure that the correct protective measures are taken to safely operate your business
An innkeeper or shopowner has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect its guests or tenants while on the premises to protect against foreseeable injury that may be caused to third persons. You must take reasonable protective measures, including providing adequate security to protect guests from third-party acts, especially when such acts are foreseeable. Although the innkeeper or shopowner is not considered by courts to be an absolute insurer of the safety of its patrons, it must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances to address the foreseeability of liability at the premises. If you own a restaurant, bar, nightclub or other business and need advice on the daily operation of your business, contact the attorneys at Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C.