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Slip & Fall Accidents

Honolulu Lawyers Representing Those Injured in Slip & Fall Accidents

Protecting the rights of injury victims in Hawaii

Commercial and residential property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in a safe condition. When they fail to do so and it causes injury, you have the right to file a premises liability claim. Some injury lawyers in Honolulu do not handle slip and fall cases because they believe it is difficult to prove fault. However, Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law is up to the challenge. We have successfully handled many slip, trip and misstep accidents by showing that the property owner’s  walking surface was not properly slip-resistant.

Conditions that can lead to a slip and fall accident

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. There are many circumstances that can lead to an accident, including:

  • Slippery surfaces
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Hazardous walkways
  • Missing handrails
  • Hazardous stairs
  • Unnecessary clutter

If an owner fails to maintain its property, it can lead to a serious accident. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to help you prove fault and to get you compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. After a fall injury, trust us to protect your legal rights.

Who can be held responsible in a slip and fall case?

Slip and fall cases are complicated. Who can be held liable depends on where the accident occurs. Property owners, business owners, landlords and government entities are some of the parties that can be held responsible. While it is the job of a property owner to maintain its premises, it is not always easy to prove that it was at fault or acted negligently. In order for the owner or manager of the property to be held liable, you must be able to prove:

  • That they caused the dangerous condition
  • That they were aware of the dangerous surface but did nothing to fix it
  • That they should have known of the danger and did not act with reasonable care to fix the problem

It is important that, immediately following an accident, you report it to the owner, property manager or landlord. You should also take photos of the premises and collect the contact information of any witnesses. Because these cases can be difficult to prove, you also need the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Let our firm help you manage the challenges of your slip and fall case.

Seek advice and representation from experienced and supportive attorneys in Honolulu

Slip, trip and fall accidents can result in very serious life-long injuries. The lawyers at Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law possess the knowledge and resources to put together the strongest case for you, so that you have the best chance of being compensated for your losses and damages. Please call us at 808-524-5803 or contact us online for a free initial consultation at our Honolulu office.


“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our case and have Shim & Chang to thank for it. Our case was a difficult personal injury case. Never having been a party to a legal matter like this, we had no idea what to expect, but from the beginning, the attorneys explained every step of the process, in terms that we understood. They were professional, responsive, patient, thorough and most importantly, realistic. We were treated with courtesy and respect by both the attorneys and their staff. We highly recommend the firm to anyone looking for exceptional representation on a personal injury case.”
-Beth Stefano, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★

“As a law abiding citizen, I had never envisioned a need for an attorney until I was rear-ended. Searching for an attorney wasn’t a problem for me because I had heard a lot about the law firm of Shim and Chang. Mr. Chang is someone you will immediately feel comfortable with. In a short period of time, my anxieties had lessened because of his calm demeanor. Due to his reputation and years of court experience, my case was resolved in a timely manner and I was extremely happy with my settlement. Thank you, Mr. Chang!”
-Wanda Wong, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★

“I have worked with the Attorneys at Shim & Chang, and have seen the compassion, effectiveness and pride they take with each and every case. They have practiced for over 35 years, and are committed to helping people have suffered personal injuries. I highly highly recommend them to my friends and family.”
-Ikaika Nakoa, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★