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.
A man in another state claims that he was injured while visiting a restaurant in a hotel, and he has taken legal action. According to the lawsuit, the man was dining with his family in the hotel restaurant and excused himself to visit the restroom. When he entered the restroom, the plaintiff claims that the floor was flooded with water, which caused him to slip and fall.
Allegedly, the man suffered injuries as a result of the fall. The man claims that the defendant was negligent in allowing the alleged hazardous condition to exist and failed to provide a warning. The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an unspecified amount in damages.
As stated earlier, thousands of people across America are injured each year in stores and restaurants due to hazards like wet floors. In Hawaii, when hazards or dangerous conditions in public places contribute to injuries, the property or business owners can be held liable through a premises liability claim. If negligence is proved, a successful lawsuit may result in a substantial monetary award that could be used to help victims with medical expenses and other financial losses that occurred as a result of this dreadful experience.