The relationship between an injured visitor and a Pittsburgh home or business owner can affect a personal injury lawsuit. In some states, the status of a person visiting someone else's property is crucial to the success of a premises liability claim. The landowner's required level of care can depend upon whether a visitor was invited or simply given permission to enter a property.
The highest status among visitors is invitee. The public shops at Allegheny County businesses establishments by invitation -- advertisements. The store owners are obligated to take reasonable precautions to prevent harm among invited personal and business guests, a list that includes customers and other visitors who've received direct, implied or inferred invitations.