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Wrongful death suit claims cafe's inadequate security at fault

Date nights and social events "on the town" are cultural norms of society in the United States. Hawaii, in particular, is known for attracting tourists and has many restaurants, pubs and cafes on its islands. Patrons typically assume that the owners of the premises they are visiting have taken measures to keep their customers safe. In fact, inadequate security could be reason enough to file a lawsuit if a customer were injured or killed due to lack of safety precautions on the part of the business owner.

Premises liability includes more than slips and balcony falls

Many Hawaii residents are not fully aware of the responsibilities that business owners hold toward the individuals who frequent their establishments. Owners and operators are expected to maintain a safe and secure environment for all those who are present at that place of business. These responsibilities may take a different form depending on the type of business, but the core remains the same. When these duties are not properly met, premises liability offers an avenue of legal recourse that extends far beyond simple accidents such as shopping center and balcony falls.

Was sexual assault in frat house due to inadequate security?

When an accident or injury takes place on property in Hawaii owned by an individual, business or institution, the injured party has the right to seek legal recourse. This is true in slip-and-fall incidents, improperly maintained structures, or in cases in which there was inadequate security in place to protect visitors. The legal term for these types of claims is premises liability, and the cases that fall under this category can be very diverse.

Inadequate security, safety measures center of recent lawsuit

When an individual frequents a place of business in the state of Hawaii, he or she can expect to find a reasonable level of safety throughout that facility. That expectation can be extended to situations in which the facility is closed, a situation that forms the center of many premises liability lawsuits. When an injury or death results from inadequate security or safety measures at a place of business, the individual injured or the bereaved family has the right to seek compensation for their damages or loss.

An overview of what can happen in cases involving dog bites

It is not always possible to know when -- or whether -- a dog will bite you. In some cases, dog bites can cause serious injuries or even death. If an injury is serious, it may be possible to recover damages from the Hawaii resident who owns the dog that bit you.

Hawaii thrill seekers should know of coaster accident on mainland

Anyone who has ever been to an amusement park has probably wondered how these venues keep patrons safe. Honolulu residents who frequent amusement parks might be interested to learn of an accident that happened on a roller coaster on the mainland.

Fatal zipline accident on Maui raises safety questions

Proper safety measures are necessary to ensure that everyone who takes part in the services offered by a business remains safe. A recent zipline accident in Hawaii has caused some concern over the safety of the recreational activity, which is very popular with visitors to the islands.

Large award in liability suit involving mobile home park

In Hawaii, premises liability issues often center around swimming pool accidents, shopping center falls or inadequate security in public areas. Another common issue causing dangerous property conditions is landlord negligence, and a recent lawsuit in another state could have a ripple effect, particularly for tenants of mobile homes throughout the country. Interestingly, the name of the mobile home park at the heart of the dispute is "California Hawaiian Mobile Estates."

Trampoline parks: fun until someone get hurt

You may not have heard of trampoline parks before, but they are a relatively new exercise and entertainment trend, typically consisting of a large warehouse-like buildings, which are filled with numerous types of trampolines, mats and areas where customers can jump and bounce. They are popular as locations for birthday parties for children. It seems like a great deal of fun and provides the benefits of athletic activity, but some states have moved to regulate these facilities as injuries have increased.

Pool drain accident almost claims Usher's son

Earlier this week, the son of entertainer Usher almost died in a swimming pool accident at a home Georgia. The five-year-old son was under the supervision of his great aunt and a housekeep when he was apparently caught by the suction created on the pool's drain.