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.
In one such a case in another state, a woman recently filed a complaint against a Subway Restaurant franchisee in which she alleges the property owner provided an unsafe environment for visiting customers. According to court documents, the plaintiff claims she visited the restaurant in July 2015 when she slipped in a liquid substance and fell to the ground. She alleges the defendant was negligent in failing to keep the floor clean and dry, nor were there warning barricades to prevent access to dangerous areas.
The suit says the plaintiff suffered severe injuries of a permanent nature along with both mental and physical pain and suffering. Furthermore, the lawsuit states that the plaintiff claims a loss of normal life enjoyment and earnings. She also claims that the fall caused a preexisting condition to be aggravated, causing permanent harm to her health. The plaintiff seeks a jury trial and recovery of damages.
Slip-and-fall accidents are prevalent in bars and restaurants, and they can cause severe injuries that could include lacerations, fractured bones and even traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, the road to recovery is long and challenging, and the loss of income and medical expenses can be detrimental to a person's financial stability. The most logical step might be to seek the support and guidance of an experienced Hawaii premises liability attorney to handle the legal proceedings.
Source: flarecord.com, "Patron alleges Subway restaurant's negligence caused injuries", Jenie Mallari-Torres, Nov. 30, 2017