Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers in Hawaii
Holding Negligent Individuals Accountable
Slips, trips, and falls can cause serious - even deadly - injuries. Falls
are on pace to overtake auto accidents as the top cause of trauma-related
deaths in the United States. From 2002 to 2010, the number of deaths from
falls increased by 46 percent. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident
in Honolulu or elsewhere in Hawaii, you know how the injuries can change
your life. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if a
property owner's negligence was to blame.
Our Honolulu personal injury lawyers at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner are
here to help you. Our attorneys offer legal representation on a contingency-fee
basis, which means you don't owe legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Call (808) 518-2120 for a
free claim evaluation
and answers to questions such as:
- Can I get compensation after a slip and fall accident in Honolulu?
- Who may be responsible for fall injuries?
- How can a slip-and-fall accident lawyer help me?
Compensation for Fall Injuries
Compensation may be available after a slip or trip and fall if:
- The fall happened on someone else's property.
- The person or company in control of the property (including individuals,
government agencies, businesses, landlords, and tenants) had an obligation
to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety while you were there.
- The person or entity in control of the property failed to live up to the
obligation to ensure the property was reasonably safe.
- You suffered injury as a direct result of the failure.
The specific obligation that property owners have depends on why you were
on the property. For example, a business must inspect the premises regularly
to make sure it is reasonably safe for customers. If hazards or dangerous
conditions exist, they must be corrected or patrons must be warned about
them. If you are a social visitor at someone's home, the homeowner
has a duty to make sure that any known dangers - or dangers that the owner
should be aware of - are corrected. In some cases, property owners may
even have an obligation to protect trespassers from harm. This is especially
true for children.
Responsibility for Injuries in Slip & Fall Accidents
Property owners may be held liable for injuries that happen on their property
as a result of negligent maintenance or failure to warn guests about hazards.
In some cases, tenants assume control of property maintenance and may
be held liable. In apartments, condo buildings and similar homes, tenants
and residents may be responsible for injuries in their own units. The
building owner or manager may be liable for accidents in common areas.
Homeowners and other property owners often have insurance to pay claims
related to a slip and fall. Since insurance is likely to pay, you should
not hesitate to take legal action to get compensation for your losses,
even if they happen at a friend or neighbor's home.
Need Help? Turn to Leavitt Yamane & Soldner.
An experienced and caring professional at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner
can assist with a full investigation of your accident to find the cause
of your injuries and who may be responsible for them. This may involve
subpoenaing maintenance records for stores and other public facilities,
as well as interviewing witnesses and safety experts. If you have a valid
claim, our Honolulu personal injury attorneys can negotiate with the insurance
company to arrive at a settlement or pursue your claim in court.
Give us a call today
to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help with
your slip and fall claim.