Friday, April 13, 2012

Limited liability for Maryland owners who permit recreational use of their land

Did you know that Maryland landowners who permit others to use their land for recreational purposes (such as horseback riding), according to Maryland law do NOT:

(1) Extend any assurance that the premises are safe for any purpose;
(2) Confer upon the person the legal status of an invitee or licensee to whom a duty of care is owed; or
(3) Assume responsibility for or incur liability as a result of any injury to the person or property caused by an act of omission of the person.

- as long as the landowner does not charge for the use.

Good news for trail riders, and the kind landowners who host them!

For the full text of the law, click here.

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