As a Pennsylvania homeowner, you may believe that you can’t be held liable for any injuries that happen to people who you did not invite to your property. The reality is, homeowners who have an attractive nuisance on their property can be held liable for any injuries that occur to children that enter the property.
Category: Premises Liability
Who is financially responsible in a slip and fall case?
One of the most common personal injury cases in Pennsylvania is the slip and fall case. When a citizen is injured because they fell due to the negligence of another person or entity, they may be able to hold the property owner liable. However, the circumstances of the case will determine just who is at
The basics of store liability for injuries
Injuries in retail stores account for thousands of compensation claims annually. Premises liability in Pennsylvania holds shop owners responsible for injuries because of negligence. The same applies regardless of the size of the store or how well-known it is. Some store-related injuries can have lasting effects on customers, so it’s important to know what steps
Are property owners liable for ice on their property?
In the winter season, ice can become a primary cause of slip-and-fall accidents. In heavy weather conditions or low-light areas, ice can be hard to notice, especially when there seems to be no end to it. Slip-and-fall accidents result in more than 31 billion dollars in damages every year. Considering how expensive a slip-and-fall can be, a
Knee injuries among the most common problems after falls
When people fall, the greatest fear they may have is hitting their heads or breaking bones. Death also remains a very real danger, especially from great heights. The older someone is, the greater the concerns he or she may have about making a full recovery. One 2016 study found that when people suffer falls, ankles suffered
Premises liability protections for victims
Premises liability is an area of the law that keeps those injured on the property of another safe. This is important for victims injured in a slip and fall accident or other type of accident for which premises liability legal protections may apply to be familiar with. Premises liability basics Premises liability protections are based on
Slip and fall accidents in restaurants
One of the most fun things to do when visiting a new place is to try out the local cuisine and sample the specialties of different restaurants. Many Pennsylvania food establishments offer a variety of meals that satisfy even the pickiest foodies. However, visiting a restaurant is not without risk, particularly when that restaurant does
Who is liable if an injury happens in a dorm room?
For thousands of college students, living in a dorm room with friends is part of the long awaited college experience. Dorm life is often where they get their first real taste of independence and self-responsibility. In the midst of all the excitement and anticipation, sometimes safety hazards can be overlooked. On any college campus, it
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur on a college campus
As Penn State students rush from one place to another, they may slip and fall on campus and suffer severe injuries. College students and friends and family visiting the campus who have slipped and fallen may file a premises liability lawsuit against the college. Filing a slip-and-fall lawsuit requires the injured party to show that someone else’s lack of
What are a hotel’s duties to protect guests?
Visitors to State College are entitled to protection if they stay at one of its hotels. Innkeepers must take reasonable steps to protect their guests from harm or face the consequences of a premises liability lawsuit. Hotels have the duty of reasonable care of being vigilant and protecting their guests from foreseeable risks. This includes protection from injuries and