Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii
900 Fort St. Mall Suite 1210
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-526-2688

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
How to Protect Children During Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month, Honolulu, Hawaii
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 240,000 children were treated for toy-related injuries in 2016, which is why safety must be a top priority when&nbs...read more
3 Common Grounds for Wrongful Termination Action, Honolulu, Hawaii
Employers generally enjoy wide latitude in personnel decisions, including the circumstances surrounding termination. While a business may fire an employee without actual cause in mos...read more
Going Black Friday Shopping? What to Know About Personal Injury Claims, Honolulu, Hawaii
Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, with crowds jockeying for position and grabbing attractive bargains. All that activity might lead to personal injury, so you shoul...read more
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 ...read 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 own...read more