Honolulu News reports that a woman injured by a falling coconut tree outside a Kuhio Beach Park restroom in January has filed a negligence lawsuit against the city stemming from her injuries. The woman, an avid surfer, suffered serious personal injuries after being hit by a part of the tree when it crashed onto the roof of the restroom in Waikiki.
According to the personal injury lawsuit, the city of Honolulu allegedly failed to adequately maintain a nearly 80-foot tall tree, which was estimated to be 76 years old and showing signs of decay. As a result of the city’s neglect the tree fell down and seriously harmed the Hawaii resident. She has yet to return to work.
Property maintenance – including allowing unreasonably dangerous conditions to exist on your property – can result in serious injuries. When an individual is injured on another’s property – whether it’s a friend’s house, public land, or a private business – he or she may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. These type of negligence lawsuits, also called “premises liability lawsuits” may be filed when a property owner knew or should have known that an unreasonably dangerous condition existed on the property and they failed to either warn of the danger or take actions to eliminate it. If you have questions about premises liability lawsuits or believe that you may have suffered injuries as the result of a dangerous condition, it’s a good idea to speak to an experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyer right away. In certain situations, it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount of money, to be determined at a trial.
For more information about premises liability lawsuits or if you have suffered personal injuries in an accident on another’s property, contact the experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyers for an immediate consultation.