HILO PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEYS
REPRESENTING THE INJURED IN HILO, HI
When you visit a store, restaurant, or other business, you expect to be safe. You expect that the property owner has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that you will not be injured while on the premises. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Far too often, property owners and managers are negligent in their duties to maintain safe premises, and innocent people are hurt as a result.
If you or someone you love was injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. At Davis Levin Livingston, our Hilo premises liability lawyers are committed to helping injured individuals and families fight for the justice they are owed. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners and managers responsible for injuries that occur on their properties. Under Hawaii law, property owners and managers have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises. This means that they must take certain precautions to ensure that their properties are free from hazards and that visitors will not be injured while on the premises.
There are three main types of visitors under Hawaii premises liability law:
- Invitees: These are individuals who are invited onto the property for the benefit of the property owner. Examples include customers at a store or restaurant.
- Licensees: These are individuals who are invited onto the property for their own benefit. Examples include social guests.
- Trespassers: These are individuals who are on the property without permission. Property owners and managers generally do not owe a duty of care to trespassers, with a few exceptions.
Property owners and managers owe the highest duty of care to invitees. They must take reasonable steps to ensure that the property is safe and that invitees will not be injured while on the premises. This includes regularly inspecting the property for hazards, repairing any known hazards in a timely manner, and warning invitees of any known hazards that cannot be immediately repaired.
Property owners and managers owe a slightly lower duty of care to licensees. They must still take reasonable steps to ensure that the property is safe, but they are not required to regularly inspect the property for hazards. Instead, they must only repair known hazards in a reasonable amount of time and warn licensees of any known hazards.
As mentioned, property owners and managers generally do not owe a duty of care to trespassers. However, if a property owner or manager knows that trespassers are likely to enter the property, they must take reasonable steps to warn them of any known hazards that could cause serious injury or death.
Common Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases can involve a wide range of accidents and injuries. At Davis Levin Livingston, our Hilo premises liability attorneys have experience handling all types of cases, from relatively straightforward slip and fall accidents to complex cases involving serious injuries and multiple liable parties.
Some of the most common types of premises liability cases we handle include those involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate security
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Defective stairways
- Animal attacks
- Accidents involving falling objects
- Accidents involving fires and explosions
- Accidents involving toxic exposure
These are just a few examples of the types of premises liability cases we handle. If you were injured on someone else’s property, we encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more about your legal rights and options.
How Our Firm Can Help You
At Davis Levin Livingston, we understand that no two premises liability cases are exactly alike. That is why we take the time to listen to your story, learn about your unique situation, and help you understand your legal rights and options. Our Hilo premises liability lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
When you choose our firm, you can expect:
- Compassionate, personalized legal guidance: We are committed to providing each and every client with the one-on-one attention they deserve. When you choose our firm, you will work directly with an experienced attorney who will take the time to get to know you and your case. We are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
- Aggressive advocacy: Our team is not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies. We have a proven track record of success, and we are prepared to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who are not afraid to take a case to trial when necessary.
- Results-driven representation: We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome in your case, we can guarantee that we will fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team is not afraid to take on complex, high-stakes cases, and we have the resources and experience to handle even the most challenging premises liability claims.
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