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Congested Honolulu streets can lead to pedestrian accidents

These days in Hawaii, pedestrian safety is a major concern. Honolulu, in particular, has seen a dramatic increase in pedestrian accidents in recent years. The city of Honolulu is in the midst of a population boom. This already popular tourist destination is now also home to thousands who have decided to move here to take advantage of the plentiful economic opportunities and the wonderful climate that provides year-round comfort. Unfortunately, the population increase has resulted in crowded streets that lead to more and more accidents.

Faulty footwear can cause accidents

Hawaii offers a wide assortment of landscapes for residents and tourists to walk on. People can see breathtaking views of the sunset after taking a stroll on the beach or hiking up a mountain and receive memories that can last for a lifetime.

Premises liability laws were put in place to protect customers

It goes without saying that shops and stores in Hawaii should be safe places for all visitors, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Premises liability laws say that property and store owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for all legal visitors. However, negligence by store owners or employees could result in dangerous conditions for customers. For example, a jar of pickles may fall to the ground and break in a grocery store, leaving glass and liquids all over the floor. If this spill is not cleaned up in a timely manner, it could cause customers to fall and suffer injuries.

Car accidents are by products of increasingly crowded roadways

As the economy continues to grow in Hawaii, more people have access to automobiles than ever before. Because of the strong economy, unemployment remains low, so many citizens of Hawaii use these automobiles to get to and from work. Combine increased local traffic with tourist traffic and it's easy to see why roads across the state are becoming crowded and dangerous. Unfortunately, car accidents are becoming a common occurrence in Hawaii.

Despite public awareness, pedestrian accidents continue to rise

In recent years, pedestrian deaths have risen in Hawaii and across the United States. The word "pedestrian" brings to mind images of a person who only travels by foot. However, almost every person is a pedestrian at some point every day. Rising numbers of pedestrians combined with rising numbers of vehicles in Hawaii cities unfortunately equates to more pedestrian accidents. According to recent statistics, a pedestrian is killed every 90 minutes in a traffic crash on average in the United States.

Injuries in public places may lead to premises liability claims

Jagged ocean cliffs and volcanoes spewing molten lava are often at the forefront of conversations regarding dangerous places in Hawaii. Undoubtedly, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but it can be just as dangerous. When discussing places of danger, seldom to stores and restaurants come to mind. However, seemingly inviting public places can quickly become hazardous locations when things such as liquids are left on floors or faulty infrastructure is left unrepaired. In Hawaii, premises liability laws were enacted to protect those who legal visit public places.

Officials launch safety campaign to combat pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian safety is a main area of concern in cities across the country. Especially in Hawaii, streets are becoming crowded and dangerous as more and more drivers take to roadways. According to records, 22 pedestrians have been killed in Hawaii this year. In an effort to bring awareness to pedestrian safety and prevent further pedestrian accidents, state officials have designated the month of August as Pedestrian Safety Month.

Premises liability claim filed after flooded floor induces a fall

Stores, restaurants and other businesses should be safe places where patrons can visit without fear of physical harm. Who wants to sustain an injury just by shopping in a store or enjoying a meal in a restaurant? Absolutely no one. However, this is exactly what happens to thousands of people every year in Hawaii and across the country. Premises liability laws clearly state that business and property owners are responsible for the safety of all legal visitors.

Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury

Its no secret that motorcycles are considered by many to be more dangerous than most passenger vehicles. In Hawaii, what makes motorcycles so dangerous is not so much about the motorcycles themselves, but rather the other cars and trucks with which motorcyclists share roadways. Motorcycles are smaller and more compact, making them harder for other drivers to spot. Since motorcyclists are minimally protected, when motorcycle accidents occur, the outcomes are often very serious and even fatal.

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