If you were injured in Hawaii on public, private, government, or commercial
property, you may be wondering if you have a good premises liability case.
Many injury accidents take place in hotels and resorts, and visitors to
Hawaii may require immediate assistance.
First, to file a lawsuit in Hawaii, your lawyer must be admitted to practice
in the state. If you are a tourist visiting Hawaii, it is important that
you get legal representation from a local firm. You can connect with Hawaii's
trusted personal injury law firm, Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, by phone,
email, or live chat. Let us help you get your questions answered.
Premises Liability Claims that Can Win
Hotels and resorts aren't liable for every injury that occurs at their
property. However, a hotel does have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable
care for the safety of guests and to inspect the property for any kind
of hazard. They should provide warning of the hazard until it is corrected.
There are certain types of acts of negligence in maintaining premises that
may be grounds for a successful premises liability lawsuit. These include
injuries from trip or slip and fall injuries that have occurred due to:
How to Find Out if You Have a Case
Does your injury case meet the state's criteria for filing an injury
claim or lawsuit? Under Hawaii law, the owner or manager of a property
must have failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate an unreasonable
risk of harm to visitors, guests, or others who may be present on the
property. Some of the basic elements in a successful premises liability
- The premises have an unreasonable risk of harm to visitors or guests;
- There was a failure to warn of known (or should have known) hazards;
- The owner or manager was aware of the dangers; and
- There was a failure to take reasonable steps to eliminate the risk of harm.
If the hotel management knew about a wet floor, for example, and failed
to warn guests about it or didn't correct the issue within a reasonable
period of time, the hotel may be held responsible.
Hotel and Resort Injury Cases
No one can predict every possible type of accident that could occur, but
hotels and resorts are expected to protect their guests and visitors against
known hazards that could result in an injury. There are shocking facts
about the numbers of injuries sustained by visitors to Honolulu and the
neighbor islands every year.
With falls ranking at almost half of the injury cases requiring hospitalization
for non residents, it is clear that there is a high risk of such an accident
occurring. Some of these cases are related to sudden rainfalls that leave
walkways slippery and wet, uneven walking surfaces, or handrails that
are either nonexistent or rusted and unstable.
If you were injured while visiting Hawaii or are a resident that needs
legal help in a premises liability case, take advantage of our years of
experience and our dedication to those we represent. Call Leavitt, Yamane
& Soldner today for legal help you can trust. We are available to
answer your questions about whether you have a premises liability case.
We represent tourists and our local friends and neighbors in Honolulu
and throughout the neighbor islands.
Contact us using our online contact form now.