You probably don't shop at an Allegheny County store expecting to suffer any injury other than a slam to your wallet. That's because you expect – and have a right to expect – Pennsylvania shop owners and operators to plow snow-filled parking lots, treat icy sidewalks and otherwise keep customers' safety in mind.
Premises liability laws help balance the importance between store sales and safety. Adults aren't the only shoppers protected from store owner negligence. Commercial establishments also can be held responsible in civil claims for children's injuries caused by indifference to safety issues.