Showing Negligence on the Part of Property Owners When You Have Been Seriously Injured in a Fall
A commercial establishment, like a store, a restaurant or a hotel, is required to maintain a safe environment for guests to be in. A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury occurs when someone falls because of:
- A spill that has not been cleaned up
- Puddles created by poorly maintained asphalt or concrete
- Uneven sidewalks
- Gaps or raised edges on flooring
- Unsecured carpet
- Poorly maintained stairs
- Dim lighting, causing poor footing
- Loose or open manhole covers
If you are severely injured in a fall because of one of these things, you have the right to sue the property owner for compensation for your medical bills and time lost from work.
All commercial property owners are held to a certain standard by Hawaii state inspection laws. If they are negligent in maintaining their property, they can be held accountable for premises liability. We will investigate the events of your accident thoroughly, including interviewing any witnesses to your fall and bringing in a safety engineer to show how the fall could have been avoided if the property owner had fixed the obstacle. We provide aggressive advocacy to obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Oahu Property Liability Attorneys
Our lawyers have been very successful in bringing property owners to justice for their failure to maintain their premises. We have won large settlements for our clients, including in a case where a woman slipped on the stairs of her apartment building and broke her leg. We will bring your case to trial if that is what is in your best interests.