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Car accidents - Hawaii
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Hawaii Accident and Personal Injury Claims
by Bill Lawson
an Accident Lawyer in Hawaii
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 Bill Lawson
concentrates in handling serious personal injury and death claims—claims
for damages arising out of accidents and personal injuries resulting from
the wrongful conduct of others here in the 50th State.
The types of accidents which are
handled by us
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 and
dog bites and animal attacks.
Links to discussions of these specific topics, with
an emphasis on Hawaii and the counties of Maui, Kauai and
the Big Island,
are included in the menus in the left hand column of this page.
Please contact our office about any claims for serious
personal injury arising out of a car accident, a bus, truck or
commercial vehicle accident, a motorcycle or moped accident or a
pedestrian injury here in Hawaii. For such motor vehicle accidents
you may wish to visit our site at:
Car Accident Attorney Wm Lawson.
Links to discussions of particular motor vehicle accidents, with
an emphasis on Hawaii law and the law applicable in the
counties of Maui, Kauai and
Hawaii, may be found
in the menus in the left hand margin
under the heading "Motor Vehicle Accidents".
If your focus is on a
particular type of personal injury in Hawaii - 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:
Personal injury lawyer Wm Lawson.
This website is primarily focused on the types
of injuries which result from unexpected and
unwanted accidents. Links to
discussions of particular injuries are included
in the menus in the left hand margin under
the heading "Types of Injury".
If you wish to contact personal injury
attorney Bill Lawson about your situation, our New Client
Hotline in Honolulu is
and you can
contact an accident lawyer in Hawaii now
for a free evaluation of your case.
Honolulu attorney Bill Lawson provides
to evaluate critical injury and wrongful death cases. Almost
all cases are handled on a contingency fee,
so "No recovery--No
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here for your consideration.
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 will assist you in the
investigation and documentaton of your accident claims. We
also provides representation during the claims negotiation
process - including negotiations with the opposing parties, their
insurance companies, insurance company 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.
Thank you for visiting us!.
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
to promptly preserve whatever evidence is available regarding the accident.
Here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii we will assist you with
documenting your injury claims and preparing
a solid case based upon evidence which will
be admissible at trial.
The preservation of evidence usually involves locating and documenting
witness statements, taking and preserving photographs and videos,
locating items, and documenting the injuries and damages arising out of the accident.
There is often evidence that may for some reason be perishable or subject to
change over time. Witness statements should be taken 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 accident 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 here in the state of Hawaii -
since we are located in Hawaii.
These deadlines are generally the same whether your claims
arose in Honolulu, on Maui, on the Big Island, on
Kauai or elsewhere in the State.
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.
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
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Honolulu, HI 96813
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Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News
In December 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court order imposing attorneys' fees of over 25 times the plaintiff's actual damages as sanctions for a prevailing party in a case involving a statute imposing attorneys' fees against a losing party for public policy reasons. Hawai'i has just such a statute imposing sanctions against a losing automobile insurer who denies coverage for uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits to a prevailing insured. It is good to know that insurers who wrongfully deny UM and UIM coverage to their insureds cannot make it uneconomic to pursue such benefits simply by being vexatious litigants.
See, Muniz v. UPS, 738 F. 3d 214 (9th Cir. 2013).
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