Sunny beaches, volcanoes, and picturesque mountains make Hawaii an ideal tourist destination. Every year thousands of tourists from throughout the world vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. While on vacation, thrill-seekers take part in recreational activities such as skydiving, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, zip-lining, surfing, jet skiing, biking, and boat/fishing tours. Unfortunately, for some, these activities result in injuries due to the negligent acts of others.
If you have been injured while engaging in recreational activities in Hawaii, you need an attorney who has experience in Hawaii personal injury cases. Mr. Jacobs understands the complex laws that apply to these cases in Hawaii, and he can help you maximize your chances of winning the compensation you deserve.
Common Recreational Activities in Hawaii
There are countless recreational activities to engage in on the Hawaiian Islands, which means there are countless ways to get into accidents and suffer from injuries as a result. Whether or not you have a premises liability lawsuit depends on the nature of the accident.
Ziplining is a popular activity in Hawaii and allows guests to appreciate the natural beauty of the islands from up above, but failure to follow safety protocols can lead to devastating injuries. Because zipline riders are placed into harnesses that are attached to cables, accidents can easily be caused by cable collapses, poor construction, poor training of zipline operators, and a lack of braking systems. If you were injured in a ziplining accident, our attorneys can look into your case to determine if the ziplining company is responsible due to negligence.
Recreational Boating Accidents
Boating accidents are also common amongst those who want to be out on the water, and can occur during activities that include whale watching, boat tours, and scuba diving. Boating injuries can be caused by negligent operation of the boat, including speeding, poor weather conditions, failure to follow safety procedures, and defective boats. Who faces liability depends on the cause of the accident; for example, a defective boat accident may be the fault of the boat’s manufacturer.
When individuals go snorkeling, their activities are typically governed by maritime law. People who snorkel or dive must stay within a certain number of feet where their boat is, to avoid nearby boaters. Snorkelers and divers can be injured by passing boaters, but may also be injured by faulty snorkeling or deep-sea diving equipment.
Call our Hawaii recreational and tourist accident attorney at (808) 468-6484 now if you’ve been injured.
Our lawyer has more than 15 years of experience in personal injury law, and can help determine who is liable for you or your loved one’s injuries. We also understand Hawaii state laws, and can fight tirelessly to achieve optimal results in your case. If your accident occurred because of a dangerous property condition, we can hold the property owner responsible; likewise, if your injuries were caused due to a design or manufacturing defect, we’re not afraid to go up against manufacturers to gain the compensation you need to recover.
You deserve a full recovery from an accident that should’ve been a fun, harmless activity. We can help determine liability and prevent guilty parties from injuring others.
Contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Honolulu today for a free consultation. We're here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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