If the injured individual is considered to be an Invitee, in Pennsylvania, a landowners owes certain duties to that individual. A possessor of land is required to use reasonable care in the maintenance and use of the land, and to protect invitees from foreseeable harm. Further, a possessor of land is also required to inspect the premises and to discover dangerous conditions. The Pennsylvania Civil Jury Charge 18.40 states that a possessor of land will be found liable for harm caused to an invitee by a condition of their land if:
Although this seems straight forward, there are many other factors that must be considered in order to determine if a possessor of land will be liable for an invitee’s injury occurring on their land i.e. the possessor of land’s and/or injured individual’s knowledge of the dangerous condition prior to the injury.
Whether it be a slip and fall, trip and fall or some other type of injury occurring on a property, if you have questions about whether you are liable for an injury occurring on your property or have questions regarding an injury occurring on a property please contact a Bethlehem Injury Lawyer at The Law Offices of Edward J. McKarski for a free consolation.