Tourism is big business in Hawaii. People from all over the world want to spend their holiday in Hawaii. The people of Hawaii want to provide these visitors with a high quality vacation experience. But sometimes accidents happen.
According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, tourism is the leading source of private capital and jobs in our state. Generating over $12 billion in 2011, tourism helped more than 700,000 people spent their dollars on accommodations, food and entertainment here last year — and some got hurt.
Each year, accidents and injuries befall tourists through boating and parasailing, car, resort and other accidents. Suffering serious injury anywhere is painful and shocking. Being far from home, with unfamiliar surroundings and doctors, adds another dimension of fear and anxiety. If injured on a holiday trip to Hawaii — or any destination — consider these tips:
Understanding liability for injury while on property legally controlled by another party is important. These are premises liability cases and may take the form of improperly maintained premises leading to slip and fall or negligent security conditions that lead to criminal assault.
Exciting destinations deliver exotic dangers. Whale watching or boating excursions can lead to injury or drowning. Whether caused by poorly maintained property or an improperly navigated boat, negligence is the root cause of most serious injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
If you or a loved one suffers injury at a resort or elsewhere on your vacation, seek experienced legal advice from a local personal injury attorney once you are medically stable. After you return home and in consultation with you, local counsel guides your case through investigation, discovery, negotiation or trial.
Tourism is important to Hawaii and so is fair compensation for those injured by the negligence of others while experiencing our beautiful islands. If injured, get good medical and legal advice.
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