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Category Archives: Slip and Fall

Category Archives: Slip and Fall

Common Hazards That Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are the most common reasons for a personal injury lawsuit. Trips, slips and falls can be caused by the negligence of a property owner or property manager. Defects or conditions in the land are often what cause someone to lose their balance and fall. Common defects and conditions include: Slippery floors. […]

Comparative Negligence in Hawaii Slip and Fall Cases

When you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property, and the fall can be linked to negligence on the part of the property owner, you may expect to be able to recover damages such as your medical expenses and compensation for your pain and suffering. While this is sometimes true, many Hawaiians are unaware […]

Hidden Dangers in Supermarkets

Supermarkets can be dangerous places for shoppers.  As we stroll down the aisles looking at shelves and freezers for dinner items or when checking out the weekly sales and displays, the last place we focus our attention is on the floor of the supermarket. Because most markets are self-service, customers frequently drop or spill items […]

Fall Injuries Deadlier Than Car Crashes

Injuries caused by slips and falls can be severe and serious, including knee and ankle injuries, broken hips, broken wrists and arms, back and spine injuries, head and brain injuries and even death.  A recent study over a 5-year period, from 2009 to 2013, found that FALLS were the No. 2 cause of fatal injuries […]

How to Deal With Injuries Sustained While on Vacation in Hawaii

As many as five million visitors come to the island of Oahu each year, staying an average of 9-10 days during their visit. Even though Hawaii certainly is a paradise, it only makes sense that vacation injuries will occur when tourists participate in biking, helicopter rides, airplane rides, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, jet […]

The Truth about Waivers of Liability

Scores of people flock to the Hawaiian Islands each year to take advantage of the stunning scenery and plethora of activities to engage in. From scuba diving to parasailing, swimming with the dolphins to taking a helicopter tour of the volcanoes, most of these sports and recreational activities require a signed release or waiver of […]

Shopping Mall Slip and Falls Are a Common Occurrence

Slip and falls are consistently the primary cause of injuries, accounting for more than a million annually in America. The elderly are even more prone to slip and falls; the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention indicates that one in every three adults, age 65 and older fall each year. Slip and falls are common […]

Injured Hikers in Hawaii May Have Legal Recourse

A hiker was severely injured this September when she fell more than 300 feet after the trail she was hiking on, Pali Notches, gave way. Agnes Bryant, the hiker, was with two other people at Nuuanu Pali Lookout when she tried to make her way around a large boulder when the trail collapsed and Bryant […]