1. Visitors should check the places that they visit first whether that means observing the area, looking up the places they visit for more information about the dangers, or being aware of any signs that are around in the area.
2. The state should do a better job at informing tourists of unsafe areas by putting up more signs around these areas, putting information about the dangers of these attractions on maps that people buy, and blocking off some of the more hazardous areas.
3. The state should not be liable to the actions of all of their visitors because in most cases, visitors should be able to use common sense and see that the area is not safe, some areas are privately owned and the state isn’t allowed to put signs there, and the state can’t just put up signs at every place in Hawai’i.
My Position Statement: The state should not be liable to the actions of all of their visitors because some of the areas are privately owned meaning that they can't always put signs there, the state can't just put up signs at every place in Hawai'i and visitors should be able to use common sense and see that the area is hazardous.
There are many visitors that come to Hawai'i for the beautiful attractions, but sometimes these attractions don't have signs or anything to inform visitors about these hazards. Unfortunately, when people get hurt while exploring, the first thing that might come to mind is that there should have been something to warn them, and this can make the state liable for any injuries, whether mild or serious. What some people don't understand is that the state can't always inform visitors or residents about a dangerous place because it is privately owned. "Landowners' liability for natural hazards was better defined in the wake of the Mother's Day rockslide in 1999 at Sacred Falls on Oahu, which killed eight people and injured 50 others. The families of four of the people who died and 19 others who were injured filed suit agains the state, and in a 2002 ruling, Circuit Judge Dexter Del Rosario said the state did not adequately warn visitors that rocks above the trail constituted a potentially fatal hazard." In these types of cases, there isn't really much the state is able to do because of the fact that the property isn't theirs. Sometimes landowners might agree with putting up warning signs to inform people that this is an unsafe site but there are also other landowners that don't agree with that. All in all, the state shouldn't be liable for all of the injuries that people get while attending to these attractions because the state can only control so much.