Along with automobile accidents, slip and fall or trip and fall accidents (premises liability) are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents. Premises liability is a legal term that refers to the duty property owners have to keep their premises safe from unreasonable risks of harm for visitors and patrons.
Roy J. Bell III, Attorney at Law, A Law Corporation handles a wide variety of premises liability matters, such as the following:
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Slippery, uneven, or broken surfaces
- Broken steps or railings
- Unsafe elevators or escalators
- Inadequate security
- Hazardous conditions in workplaces or other areas
- Dog bites
- Toxic exposure to chemicals
In Hawaii, property owners and possessors of land, such as businesses and retail store owners, have a general duty to take reasonable steps to eliminate unreasonable risks of harm or warn against such risks if the property owner or possessor knew or should have known of the unreasonable risk posed to individuals, such as guests, patrons, and visitors, who are on the land. Unlike other states that place distinctions on the duties property owners owe depending on the whether the person on the property is a trespasser, licensee, or business invitee, Hawaii no longer makes these distinctions with regard to its premises liability laws.
Premises liability law is a complex and challenging area of law where various exceptions exist and the law is always changing. An experienced personal injury lawyer can ensure that the injured person's rights are preserved and protected if a property owner or possessor was negligent in keeping the premises safe or failed to warn of hazardous conditions.
Mr. Bell has an in-depth knowledge of premises liability law. He has over three decades of experience in personal injury law, representing numerous premises liability victims throughout Honolulu and Hawaii. He achieves successful results for his clients, obtaining the necessary proof and research to substantiate his clients' claims and advocating vigorously on their behalf.
Mr. Bell assists injury victims who suffer serious or catastrophic injuries, such as broken arms and legs, severe sprains, and other severe or permanent injuries, in obtaining the maximum recovery they are entitled to. He assists accident injury victims in recovering the following types of compensation:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss or impairment of earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Other losses connected to the incident
If you were injured in a premises liability accident, contact an experienced premises liability lawyer at Roy J. Bell III, Attorney at Law, A Law Corporation for a free initial consultation.