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Hawaii Accident and Personal Injury Claims
by William Lawson
you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident, here at
Accident Lawyer Hawaii we'll
help you get your life back together again.
Personal Injury Attorney William Lawson of Honolulu
concentrates in handling serious personal injury and death claims—claims
for damages arising out of accidents resulting from
the wrongful conduct of others.
The types of accidents which are
addressed by this law office
include: car accidents, truck, bus, moped,
and auto accidents,
defective product liability claims,
premises liability and
fall accidents (such as slip and fall and trip and fall accidents),
construction site claims,
wrongful deaths and fatalities,
cruise ship and boating accidents
(including Jones Act cases for seaman and maritime injuries),
construction site and heavy equipment accidents,
elevator and escalator accidents,
electrical injuries, insurance cases,
dog bites and animal attacks,
bad faith insurance claims and
Links to our pages which cover each of these specific topics
are included in the menu in the left hand column of this page.
Please feel free to contact our office regarding claims
involving a car, bus, truck, motorcycle, moped, auto or
pedestrian accident. We have a connected website
which is dedicated to information about motor
vehicle accidents and the claims arising therefrom. It can be found at:
Car Accident Attorney Hawaii.
Links to particular pages of that website may be found
in the menu in the left hand column of this page
under the heading "Motor Vehicle Accidents".
If your focus is on
particular types of injury - such as
traumatic brain injuries (TBI), head injuries, spinal
cord injuries (SCI), wrongful death, catastrophic injuries,
broken bones, fire burns, chemical burns, drownings or
spinal disc injuries-
you are encouraged to visit:
Injury Lawyer Hawaii.
This website is primarily focused on the types
of injuries which result from unexpected and
unwanted accidents. Links to
specific pages of that site are included
in the menu in the left hand column of this page under
the heading "Types of Injury".
If you wish to contact us about your situation, our New Client
Hotline is 808-524-5300
and a link to our contact
page is included in the right hand column of the page.
The following link will also take you to our contact page to
contact Accident Lawyer Hawaii now
for a free evaluation of your case. (We do not like pushy pop-up
'chat' windows any more than you do, so you won't find that here. Instead,
please feel free to take your
time and look around.)
William Lawson, Accident Lawyer Hawaii, provides free consultations
to evaluate critical injury and wrongful death cases. Almost
all cases are handled by Accident Lawyer Hawaii on a contingency fee,
so "No recovery--No
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For those who become our clients and enter into
the appropriate documentation to do so, we provide legal
sevices which include, but are not limited to, representation in mediation
proceedings, arbitration proceedings, motions practice, court
proceedings, the discovery process,
trials and appeals. We also assist in the ongoing
investigation and documentaton of accident claims. Accident
Lawyer Hawaii - Honolulu personal injury attorney William H.
Lawson also provides representation during the claims negotiation
process - including negotiations with the opposing parties, their
insurance companies and adjusters and their attorneys. At times
this can help avoid the need for litigation altogether.
Please use the links on the left and right side of
this page to navigate this site and to explore areas of
legal concern which interest you. Please take your time.
Thank you for visiting
Accident Lawyer Hawaii.
If you are unfamiliar with personal injury claims, you may wish
to review our page:
What is a personal injury claim?
After an accident it is usually very important
(from the point of view of making a claim) to preserve
whatever evidence is available regarding the accident.
You should start this process immediately after an
accident in order to obtain the best results.
Here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii we will assist you with
documenting your claims and preparing
such a solid case based upon evidence which will
be admissible at trial.
The preservation of evidence usually involves locating and documenting
witness statements promptly after an accident. Photographs and videos may
need to be taken. It is important to keep, save, store, backup
and preserve whatever evidence is available.
There is often evidence that may for some reason be perishable or subject to
change. In addition to interviewing witnesses to the accident,
this process also involves locating other witnesses who may be familiar with the conditions which
gave rise to the accident. This should be done before memories fade or other reasons
intervene to prevent the collection of this information.
To examine these issues more closely, please visit the following page:
Inital Steps in Making Your Claim
type of claim has a deadline for filing the claim in court.
These differ from state to state. The deadlines given on
this website are those applicable in the state of Hawaii-
since Accident Lawyer Hawaii is located in Hawaii
and the deadlines are generally the same whether your claims
arose in Honolulu, on Maui, on the Big Island, on
Kauai or elsewhere in the State of Hawaii.
This type of deadline is known as the Statute of Limitations.
After the expiration of this time period, the claim usually
will be lost- regardless of its merits. There are various
exceptions to the deadlines (minority, incompetency, etc.),
so it may still be worth evaluating a claim even after the
deadline has expired. Please note that because of
these deadlines, you must act promptly on any claims
which you may wish to pursue.
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Honolulu, HI 96813
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A plaintiff's motivation for bringing suit has recently been found to be irrelevant and prejudicial and not admissible as evidence at trial in Hawaii. See, Kobashigawa v. Silva, 129 Hawaii 313, 333-334, 300 P.3d 579, 599-600 (2013). This is only fair. On the flip side, an insurer's motivation for not paying a claim is generally inadmissible at trial because even the very existence of insurance is generally found to be inadmissible.