Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii
900 Fort St. Mall Suite 1210
Honolulu, HI 96813

A Brief Guide to Premises Liability March 9, 2018

Downtown Honolulu, Honolulu
A Brief Guide to Premises Liability, Honolulu, Hawaii

The legal system assumes every person has a duty of care toward those around them and should take any reasonable steps to provide for their safety. If homeowners or businesses fail to ensure that their property is safe, victims who suffer injuries in an accident may be able to file a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim allowing you to collect compensation for your damages.

Understanding Negligence

Like any other personal injury case, premises liability claims hinge on demonstrations of negligence, which means not all injuries automatically provide grounds for a suit. To prove negligence, you must be able to show that the property owner either knew or should have known about the conditions that caused the accident, and failed to take reasonable steps to correct them. While they can’t always be held liable for conditions they didn’t know about, in some cases their ignorance about the hazards on their own property can constitute its own kind of negligence.

Common Examples of Premises Liability Injuries

personal injuryDangerous property can cause a variety of accidents, but the most common are slips due to unsafe walking conditions. Poorly lit outdoor areas, spills left in store aisles, and broken asphalt all present hazards to customers and guests, potentially resulting in serious, life-changing injuries. Many people are also injured by broken guardrails, falling debris, and other avoidable hazards.

Owners’ Liability

Business owners are legally liable for the behavior of their staff, so they can actually be named in a suit even if they weren’t on the premises at the time of the accident. Depending on the nature of your injury, your lawyer may also identify other responsible parties, such as manufacturers of defective equipment.


If you or a loved one has suffered because of a property owner’s carelessness, call on the Charles H. Brower Law Corporation. As one of Honolulu’s most respected personal injury law firms, they have the expertise and resources to ensure you get the maximum award for your damages. To speak with an accomplished attorney and schedule a consultation, visit their website or call their offices at (808) 526-2688.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Charles H. Brower Law Corporation
Are English-Only Rules in the Workplace Legal?, Honolulu, Hawaii
United States law protects a person’s right to live a life free of discrimination. Personal characteristics, like your culture, religion, origin, and race, can’t be used against you more
What You Should Know About Hawaii's Sexual Orientation Discrimination Laws, Honolulu, Hawaii
Same-sex marriage may be legal in all 50 states, but there are still people throughout the country who discriminate against those whose sexual orientation is different from their more
The Do’s & Don’ts When Facing Workplace Harassment or Discrimination, Honolulu, Hawaii
Despite strict laws against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, many employees encounter this type of misconduct daily. If you have experienced such unlawful more
Are Fireworks Legal in Hawaii? What You Should Know This 4th of July, Honolulu, Hawaii
Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they actually aren’t legal in every jurisdiction. Hawaii and many other states strictly limit what type of more
Personal Injury Cases at the Pool, Honolulu, Hawaii
May is National Water Safety Month, a time to reflect on the laws, regulations, and common-sense advice that help keep you and your family safe at the pool. It’s also a time to get more