A: Under Pennsylvania negligence and tort law, homeowners can be held liable for accidents which occur on their properties. However, there must be evidence of some negligent act which caused the accident. In general, a homeowner would not be liable for an accident which occurs in the absence of negligence.
In Pennsylvania, a homeowner’s liability will depend on the status of the person injured. Pennsylvania accident law recognizes that there are different classes of persons for purposes of negligence law:
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Homeowners owe different duties depending on the status of the person. For instance, homeowners must refrain from wanton and willful conduct with respect to trespassers on the property. Read more about a homeowner’s liability to guests injured on their property.
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