Property owners in Hawaii are responsible for ensuring visitors or tenants in their buildings are not exposed to known hazards. This does not only apply to commercial premises at which spills on the floors and potholes in parking lots can cause slip or trip-and-fall accidents but also to condo and apartment complexes. Multistory residential buildings require specific protection to prevent residents from falling off balconies or through windows.
According to authorities, the number of arrests for drunk driving in Hawaii so far this year exceeds 1,000. A police spokesperson says penalties for DUI-related auto accidents seem to be inadequate to deter drivers from drinking and driving. A recent arrest of a man who struck a pedestrian on Dec. 1 underscores this theory.
Bicycle riders in Hawaii are incredibly vulnerable. This is often underscored by auto accidents that cause severe or fatal injuries to cyclists. So far this year, 32 people have lost their lives in traffic-related accidents on the island. This includes a fatal crash that happened in Hilo on a recent Wednesday.
With warmer weather year-round in Hawaii, like many others, you may prefer to do a great deal of your travelling via the sidewalk. Along with being a healthier alternative to other modes of transportation, walking may also offer a variety of additional benefits, such as skipping out on traffic and avoiding high fuel costs.
Visitors to restaurants in Hawaii expect to have dining experiences that will not cause them harm. Business owners must provide safe premises and provide warnings if they are unable to keep the areas safe. The premises liability law allows victims of injuries suffered in these establishments to pursue recovery of damages suffered.