Slip-and-Fall Accidents Could Lead to a Premises Liability Claim
Those who call Hawaii home are privileged to have an abundance of stores and business that provide residents with a variety of choices when shopping for food, clothing or other needs. Thanks to premises liability laws, business and property owners are obligated to provide a safe shopping environment for all visitors. These laws state that any hazards must be repaired or removed. It is requirement that warnings are posted to make customers aware of potential hazards. Unfortunately, not all business owners adhere to these laws.
A woman in another state filed a lawsuit against the owners of a supermarket after she allegedly fell and suffered injuries in their store. According to claims, the woman was shopping in the store and encountered water on the floor. The woman claims the water caused her to slip and fall.
Because of the alleged fall, the woman says she suffered injuries to her neck, back, elbow and foot. She alleges that her injuries required long-term treatment and caused her to lose wages. She seeks to hold the owners of the store responsible over claims that they failed to remove the hazard and failed to provide a warning to customers.
Every year, thousands of people in Hawaii and across the United States are injured in slip-and-fall accidents. Victims who have been injured due to the negligence of property or store owners can pursue legal action by filing a claim in civil court. If successful, a premises liability claim can provide victims and families with compensation to help recover any financial losses.