Allegheny County residential and business property owners can be accountable for trip and fall injuries suffered by visitors. Premises liability laws permit victims to file for compensation due to property owner or operator and related third-party negligence. Insurance settlements and judgments cover short and long-term medical expenses and other damages, such as wage losses for disability.
Pennsylvania drivers owe one another a duty of care to operate a motor vehicle safely. The same principle applies to property ownership. Landowners and those responsible for maintaining it must take reasonable steps to safeguard visitors by inspecting and maintaining a property and, when necessary, making repairs or removing hazards.