An Allegheny County home or business owner may be liable for actions they did or did not take to prevent visitor harm. Property owners can't focus solely on the removal of existing hazards. Reasonable precautions must be taken for foreseeable unsafe conditions.
Premises liability disputes may revolve around a defendant's knowledge of an unsafe condition. A store might claim employees could not mop up a floor spill because workers were unaware the slip-and-fall hazard existed. However, storeowners and operators have an obligation to maintain a safe property and consequently, must anticipate probable danger.