Waikiki, HI – Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries in Fall at Alohilani Resort
October 3, 2023
Waikiki, HI (October 3, 2023) – The Honolulu Police Department and firefighters were requested at the scene of a slip and fall accident that claimed one woman’s life. The incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on October 1.
According to local news sources, a 24-year-old woman was at the Alohilani Resort, located on Kalākaua Avenue.
For unknown reasons, she fell over a concrete ledge of the hotel’s stairwell on the tenth floor.
The woman incurred fatal injuries in the fall and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, investigations into the incident are underway.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the woman who died in this accident.
Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents in Hawaii
Statistics from 2020 show that approximately 42,100 people lost their lives as a result of slip and fall accidents that took place at home and at work. Unfortunately, these accidents can take place at any location and have severe consequences. The total number of slip and fall fatalities is equal to approximately 15 percent of total accidental fatalities in the United States reported each year.
There are many cases where these accidents are preventable. When they take place on stairs, there are various factors that often contribute to them happening. Some common causes include:
- Missing or loose handrails
- Poor lighting
- Uneven or worn steps
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Debris or clutter on stairs
- Inadequate signage
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents from significant heights can result in fatal injuries. After the loss of a loved one, families have the ability to take legal action against the responsible party. In order to file a successful claim for wrongful death, the family must be able to establish that their loved one was a protected guest at the time of the accident. The specific category of guests for premises liability claims include:
- Invitee: This type of guesses at the property for a specific purpose. In most cases, an invitee is on the property for business purposes, such as purchasing a product or utilizing a service provided by the property owner.
- Licensee: This type of guest is on the property for a social gathering or another purpose that does not specifically benefit the property owner. However, they are there with the owner of the property’s consent.
- Trespasser: These individuals enter properties uninvited.
In general, only invitees and licensees are protected types of visitors. There are circumstances where a trespasser may be considered protected. However, the circumstances will depend specifically on the accident and the victims themselves.
After losing a loved one, it is in your best interest to work with a wrongful death lawyer in Waikiki who can help to ensure you are able to prove the type of gas that your loved one was at the time of their accident.
Our compassionate legal team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner is well-versed in handling complex legal claims for clients in Honolulu and across the Hawaiian Islands. With more than five decades of experience, you can depend on our slip and fall accident lawyers to protect your rights and help your family get justice. To determine if you have legal options available, reach out to our personal injury law firm today by calling 808-537-2525 to schedule a free consultation.
Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident, so if there is any incorrect information, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately.