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Honolulu Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

Skilled Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers representing clients in Honolulu

It’s not unusual for personal injury law firms to reject cases involving slip, trip, and fall accidents. But we’re different. Many lawyers refer these cases to us because they lack the expertise needed to deal with them. Our firm has assisted numerous individuals who have been injured in such incidents. If you’re in need of a slip and fall lawyer in Honolulu, you can rely on us.

Property owners and insurance companies are not prioritizing your best interests

It’s the duty of a property owner to oversee and maintain their property to prevent potential harm to others. Whether it’s an individual or an entity like a city government, anyone responsible for property ownership or upkeep can be held accountable for slip and fall injuries. This liability extends not only to property owners but also to business proprietors, managers, and even employees entrusted with maintenance tasks or warning signage. If these parties neglect their responsibilities and fail to address hazards or provide adequate warnings, they may be legally liable for slip and fall accidents.

Slip and fall cases typically involve one of three scenarios:

  • The owner or manager of a residence or business fails to address an obvious issue that could have been easily rectified or marked to prevent accidents. This could include neglecting to clean up a spilled liquid causing slippery floors, leaving obstructions in walkways, or failing to mark a hole in the walking area.
  • Repairs are neglected in an area where people reasonably expect to walk safely, such as walkways, hallways, sidewalks, or parking lots.
  • There’s the potential for hazards due to weather conditions without appropriate signage or cautionary measures. Alternatively, the owner fails to take adequate steps to maintain a clear area, like not emptying overflowing garbage cans or failing to close off a known hazardous area.

How Do Those Liable Try to Get Out of Paying Their Fair Share?

There are national and local safety standards in place to prevent dangerous situations, but certain businesses prioritize profits over safety. As Honolulu personal injury lawyers, our main goal is to assist those injured in slip, trip, and fall incidents in receiving compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our secondary objective is to compel negligent property owners to address hazardous conditions, thereby preventing future injuries. By filing a claim on your behalf, we can grab their attention and work towards making our community safer for everyone.

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"I was very impressed by Shim & Chang's knowledge and experience in slip and fall cases. Their staff was also very warm, caring, and helpful. I would highly recommend them."

–G.H.
Slip and Fall Accident Client

Verdicts & Results

$135,000

Slip & Fall Settlement

Our client went to enjoy a meal at a restaurant and ended up slipping and falling while inside. As a result of the fall, they suffered an injury, specifically a rotator cuff tear on the left shoulder. This required the client to have surgery on the shoulder. Upon claim resolution, Shim and Chang Attorneys at Law obtained $135,000 for the client.

Personal injury landmark case
$143,000

Slip & Fall Settlement

While our client was enjoying a shopping trip at a strip mall in Hawaii, they ended up tripping and falling on an uneven sidewalk within the mall. This caused an injury resulting in a rotator cuff tear and the need for surgery. After settling the case, our law firm provided the client with $143,000 in compensation.

Personal injury landmark case
$237,500

Slip & Fall Settlement

Our client was in a parking lot and ended up tripping and falling. From the fall, they suffered a bad hip fracture. This, unfortunately, resulted in a total hip replacement in the hospital. The attorneys at Shim & Chang Attorneys at Law were able to help the client receive a compensation amount of $237, 500.

Personal injury landmark case
$65,000

Slip & Fall Settlement

The client was on a trip and staying in a hotel. While walking outside on the slippery driveway, they slipped and fell. From the fall, the clients' right rotator cuff was torn. This required a visit to the hospital for surgery on the cuff. With the hard work from the attorneys at Shim & Chang, the lawyers were able to help the client get $65,000 in the settlement.

Personal injury landmark case
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REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

“Very efficient and knowledgeable”

I had a great experience with Shim & Chang. I was injured in a moped accident and needed help with making sure all my medical bills were taken care of. Harvey was my lawyer, and he was excellent. He was very efficient and knowledgeable and broke down every piece of what was happening in terms that I could easily understand so I knew what was going on...

Annie Keyes
“They conduct their business with integrity”

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 about me as a person and client, as they helped me receive a fair settlement for my personal injury claim....

Kimberly Kau
“Highly recommend Shim & Chang Law Firm”

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 and Chang to help us. They were easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and very professional....

Dean N
“NEED UNIQUE -Very efficient and knowledgeable”

NEED UNIQUE - I had a great experience with Shim & Chang. I was injured in a moped accident and needed help with making sure all my medical bills were taken care of. Harvey was my lawyer, and he was excellent. He was very efficient and knowledgeable, and broke down every piece of what was happening in terms that I could easily understand so I knew what was going on...

NEED UNIQUE - Annie Keyes
“NEED UNIQUE -They conduct their business with integrity”

NEED UNIQUE - 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 about me as a person and client, as they helped me receive a fair settlement for my personal injury claim....

NEED UNIQUE - Kimberly Kau
NEED UNIQUE - “Highly recommend Shim & Chang Law Firm”

NEED UNIQUE - 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 and Chang to help us. They were easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and very professional....

NEED UNIQUE - Dean N
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Meet the Attorneys

"The lawyers recommended by other lawyers."

Established in 1966, Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law is one of the leading personal injury law firms in Hawaii. The firm focuses in personal injury litigation, using knowledge and experience amassed over four decades to achieve excellent results for accident and injury victims in Honolulu and throughout the Islands.

Roy K. S. Chang
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We are Skilled Honolulu Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

What Kind of Damages Could Be Recovered From a Slip and Fall Injury?

The medical expenses you initially accumulate from your slip and fall injury might only scratch the surface of the financial repercussions stemming from someone else’s negligence. Typically, your case will involve two types of damages: economic damages, covering out-of-pocket expenses you wouldn’t have incurred if not for the injury, and general damages, compensating for non-economic consequences resulting from the injury.

Economic damages may include:

  • Continuing expenses for ongoing physical therapy or treatments, such as massage therapy, aimed at addressing long-term muscle damage.
  • The cost of medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Expenses related to transportation for medical appointments and treatments, particularly if you’re unable to drive yourself.
  • Lost wages due to time off work for treatment. Even minor injuries might hinder your ability to perform all job duties, leading to reduced work hours or performance levels and resulting in salary loss.
  • Costs incurred from hiring others to perform household tasks you’re unable to do, such as mowing the lawn or caring for your children.

Examples of general damages may include:

  • Compensation for the pain and suffering endured, which encompasses both physical discomfort and the social consequences of managing chronic injuries, scarring, or disfigurement.
  • Continued emotional challenges, such as stress or anxiety stemming from the accident.
  • Strain on relationships with your spouse due to your injuries or an inability to fulfill household or marital duties.
  • Emotional distress experienced by family members who witnessed the accident. Children, in particular, may suffer from anxiety, depression, or sleep disturbances after witnessing a loved one’s injury. Additionally, your ability to engage in parenting activities may be permanently or temporarily compromised, affecting your ability to play with your children or participate in other activities.

Depending on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for both economic and general damages.

What To Do If You Are Injured In a Slip & Fall Accident

  • Take photos of what caused your fall, such as a wet floor, uneven walkway, hidden step, missing handrail, or spilled substances like liquid, food, or debris.
  • Keep your soiled clothes and footwear for evidence; don’t wash or wear them again.
  • Report your fall and injury to the property owner or security and ask them to preserve any surveillance footage of the incident.
  • Collect contact information from witnesses who saw you fall and can attest to what caused it.
  • Seek prompt medical attention, either the same day or the following day.
  • Contact Shim & Chang after receiving medical care but before speaking with any insurance adjusters or property owner representatives. Avoid settling your case without consulting Shim & Chang or another attorney of your choice.

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Contact an Experienced and Reliable Slip & Fall Attorney Today

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can cause severe, lasting injuries. At Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law in Honolulu, our team of personal injury lawyers has the expertise and tools to build a robust case on your behalf. We strive to maximize your chances of receiving compensation for your losses and damages. Reach out to us at (808) 524-5803 or schedule a free initial consultation at our Honolulu office.

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