Hawaii is home to first class restaurants, shops and entertainment. When visiting these establishments, patrons and visitors should not have to fear for their safety. Strict safety codes and regulations have been established at the state and federal levels to protect all those who legally visit public places. These premises liability laws require property and business owners to eliminate hazards and provide warning of potentially dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, not all property owners will adhere to these laws.
A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she allegedly slipped and fell in water in a nightclub she was visiting. The lawsuit says that the woman was dancing when she encountered water on the floor. The woman claims that she slipped in the puddle of water and fell, suffering injuries. According to claims, the water came from an air conditioning unit that was leaking.
The woman says she suffered severe injuries in the alleged fall, as well as pain and mental anguish. She holds the owner’s of the establishment responsible and claims that they failed to maintain the air conditioning unit and also failed to provide warning of the potentially dangerous situation. The woman seeks damages in excess of $100,000.
Injuries suffered in accidents such as this can lead to extensive medical care and expenses, as well as lost wages due to time away from work. In Hawaii, property owners can be held responsible when they fail to take the appropriate action to eliminate hazards or provide a warning. By filing a premises liability claim, victims could be awarded damages to offset medical expenses and aid recovery efforts.