How can a property owner be held liable to a trespasser?

A property owner is under no duty to maintain the premises in a safe condition for trespassers. A property owner has a duty to avoid engaging in willful or wanton misconduct toward an undiscovered trespasser. However, if the property owner is aware that trespassers have been on the property, then these people are discovered trespassers, and the owner has a duty to warn them of any danger.

A property owner owes the duty of ordinary care to trespassers if he or she is aware that they regularly enter part of the property where the owner engages in a perilous activity. The owner also owes such a duty if he or she keeps an artificial condition on the property that is known to be dangerous, but will not be encountered by the trespasser.

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