When a business in Pennsylvania sells alcohol to someone who is obviously inebriated already, it may be held liable for any injuries or deaths caused by the intoxicated patron. In one out-of-state case, a state supreme court affirmed a verdict against a convenience store for over-serving a customer alcohol. The store served an underage driver, which led to a deadly crash. The verdict was for $15 million in damages.
When a facility's property in Pennsylvania is dangerous and this contributes to the death of a person, that facility may be held liable. One woman in another state said her daughter recently died at a deer camp as a result of the dangerous property there. She has, therefore, filed a suit against the camp's owners as well as multiple local residents.
When bus accidents happen as a result of careless bus drivers in Pennsylvania, the injuries caused to passengers and other motorists on the road tend to be severe and even fatal. In one recent out-of-state case, a bus accident led to the deaths of multiple people and injures to many others. In this type of situation, the bus driver may potentially be held liable through wrongful death claims filed by the victims’ loved ones.
A commercial business in Pennsylvania is responsible for making sure that any hazards are removed from its property to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. In one out-of-state case, a woman said she slipped and ended up falling at a grocery store. She thus filed a premises liability lawsuit against the store.