This is not an easy question and will vary on a case by case basis. In order for the land owner to be held responsible or liable for your injuries, it must be proved that he/she knew or should have known that a hazardous condition existed on his/her property. Additionally, you must be able to prove that the land owner did nothing to fix the hazardous condition. Proving that a dangerous condition existed and that the land owner did nothing to find out about it or otherwise attempt to fix it are essential elements in any premises liability case. Additionally, you must exercise reasonable care for your own safety as well in order to recover. Non lawyers generally do not possess the legal training or knowledge to prove these elements and must obtain the services of a highly skilled lawyer.