Hiking is a great way to see nature, explore, and get some exercise. In fact, many landowners in North Carolina choose to open their lands and accept the responsibility to provide protection for visitors. However, enjoying the outdoors can come with specific risks. Whenever we talk about venturing into the great outdoors, the most important rule is safety first. Unfortunately, not all injuries can be avoided, especially if the accident occurred due to elements outside of your control. Hikers have suffered severe and sometimes fatal injuries in hiking accidents.

So, what happens if you get injured while hiking on someone else’s property? If the injuries weren’t your fault, could the property owner or someone else be liable? Read on to learn more.

Land Ownership and Liability in North Carolina