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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 ★★★★★

Testimonials
  • "Shim & Chang were committed to helping my son no matter how long it took. They got the settlement we needed to take care of him for the rest of his life."

Verdicts & Results

The Estate of Mark Tokuyama v. City and County of Honolulu Jury awarded $953,114.57, which at the time was the highest award ever for a drowning case.

  • Death of a mother due to a hospital error

    $7 Million medical malpractice settlement.

  • Brain injury suffered by a teenager in a motor vehicle crash

    $6.5 Million settlement.

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    5.0/5.0

    The attorneys of the law firm Shim and Chang are excellent, helpful, trustworthy, compassionate and conduct their business with integrity. Shim and Chang are not a law firm looking only to make money.Rather, Shim and Chang showed me they truly cared...

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    Kimberly Kau

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    When the condo owner living above us caused water damage to our condo, we were displaced for nearly two months. When his insurance carrier refused to compensate us for the inconvenience and the temporary housing cost, we hired the law firm of Shim an...

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    Dean N

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    5.0/5.0

    I was injured while on vacation in Hawaii and actually was referred to Shim and Chang by an attorney that had litigated against them in the past. I was told that if she were in my position that is who she would contact. Immediately that was a plus an...

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    Suzanne Shaw

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    5.0/5.0

    This is the kindest, most well-prepared and capable group of lawyers you can find. I contacted them for a personal injury due to negligence. They took care of me in every way. Every member of the team, from the office administrative to legal aid and ...

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    Kimberly L.

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    5.0/5.0

    My experience with this team has been exceptional! From the very first meeting they were nothing but professional. I highly recommend them for any personal injury litigation or mediation. Thank you Mr. Chang!

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Roy K. S. Chang
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With more than 30 years of practical and trial experience handling all types of personal injury cases, Roy K. S. Chang has molded Shim & Chang into a highly creative and innovative law firm that honors the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating…

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Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos
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With his unique name and background, Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos' character and experience have greatly added to the creative and innovative approach of Shim & Chang. He has been with the firm since 1996, exclusively handling personal injury cases. Raised in Honolulu, Harvey graduated from Kaimuki High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa…

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Alvin Tong Shim, Founder of Shim & Chang In Memoriam of Alvin Tong Shim, November 10, 1923 - June 24, 2006 The Spirit of Aloha Born in Wailuku, Maui on November 10, 1923, Alvin Tong Shim was the second child and first son of Henry and Helen Shim. As a young boy, he earned money…

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