Victims Injured by Negligence May File a Premises Liability Claim
In Hawaii and across the United States, all public places are required to be safe for visitors. Not many people are aware, but premises liability laws can also apply to private properties such as residences. If hazards are present, the hazards must be removed or warning needs to be provided. When the negligence of property owners contributes to injuries, victims have the right to pursue damages. The most common types of premises liability cases involve falls caused by uneven footing, slippery floors or foreign objects.
A man in another state claims he was injured by a fall when he was visiting a business, and he has filed a lawsuit. The man said he was a customer at the business and encountered a slippery ramp. According to the lawsuit, the slippery ramp caused the man to lose his footing and he suffered a fall.
Allegedly, the fall caused the man injuries to his back, shoulder, hand and wrist. He claims to have incurred medical expenses due to the injuries cause by his fall. He seeks to hold the business responsible over claims that the business allowed the dangerous condition to exist and failed to provide a warning to customers. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $200,000 plus all other just relief.
Customers trust that the owners of stores they visit keep the premises safe and free of hazards. Unfortunately, thousands upon thousands of people are injured every single year as a result of dangerous conditions in stores, restaurants and other business. Victims in Hawaii could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced Honolulu accident attorney. Damages from a successful suit could provide financial relief to help with medical expenses and recovery.