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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.