During the hike, the friends became lost and wandered onto Blackacre, a 100-acre parcel of wooded land owned by Owner, a private individual. There was no fence, sign, or other marking to indicate the hikers were entering private land.
Shortly after the hikers entered Blackacre, Abel fell into a deep hole in the ground and severely injured his head. The hole was part of an abandoned well that had become overgrown with brush and hidden from sight. Baker and Charlie were unable to raise Abel from the bottom of the hole. Baker ran off to seek help while Charlie remained with Abel.
While looking for help, Baker came upon a sign that read “Private Land. Keep Off.” Baker disregarded the sign and continued on his way, soon coming upon the residence of Owner. Baker told Owner about Abel’s accident, but Owner refused Baker’s request to use Owner’s telephone to call for help. Owner ordered Baker to leave Blackacre immediately, and directed Baker to a path off the property. The path led Baker to a wooden bridge located on Blackacre. While crossing the bridge, which had not been maintained for several years, Baker fell through some rotten boards and broke his leg.
When Baker did not return to the scene of Abel’s accident, Charlie decided to seek help himself. Charlie left Abel, choosing a different path from the one Baker had taken. As he ran, Charlie discarded his lighted cigarette in some brush. The smoldering cigarette eventually started a fire that destroyed 20 acres of timber on Blackacre.
After leaving Blackacre, Charlie found a telephone and called for help. When medical personnel reached Abel, they found him dead of his injuries. It was determined that Abel’s life could have been saved if help had arrived sooner.
Owner has retained you to advise him regarding any potential causes of action he might have against Abel, Baker, and Charlie. Identify/discuss the causes of action Owner may file and identify/discuss the defenses Abel, Baker, and Charlie would raise to Owner’s causes of action.
Furthermore, Owner has retained you to advise him regarding any potential causes of action Abel, Baker, and Charlie might have against him. Identify/discuss the defenses Owner would raise to Abel, Baker, and Charlie’s causes of action.
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