Blustery winds, sub-zero temperatures, bouts of freezing rain and heavy snowfall—it’s a mixed bag of conditions we’ve become accustomed to during the winter months in Pennsylvania. It’s that winter weather that often times leads to hazardous conditions on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Ice and snow accumulation can quickly lead to a catastrophic accident…

Many people struggle with the idea that a property owner can be liable for injuries sustained by a trespasser on his or her property. The truth is that in most circumstances the duty owed by a landowner to an unknown trespasser is very limited. However, there are still situations where holding a landowner liable for…

An injury sustained on your property may result in a number of financial and legal repercussions. If you are a property owner, having at least a basic understanding of premises liability can help you prepare for and potentially avoid an expensive liability lawsuit. Under Pennsylvania law, there are several defined categories of visitors: trespassers, licensees…

Many people consider their dogs to not only be pets and faithful companions, but also true extensions of the family. This is a helpful way to view your legal responsibility for your dog’s actions as, in the eyes of the law, a dog is very much an extension of your own personal liability. As a…

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