Allegheny County parents often add locks to cupboards and cabinets when there's a young child in the home. Pittsburgh parents take reasonable precautions, sometimes long before a baby can walk, to prevent potentially dangerous conditions. Home and business owners are compelled by premises liability laws to take similar precautions for visitors.
Restaurants, hotels, stores and other business establishments are obligated to be concerned about customers' welfare. Property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises to prevent visitor injuries. A slip or trip and fall may cause harm that could have been prevented.