Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10
ATLA Top 100
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013
Maui, Kauai and all Hawaii
Outer Island Accidents and Claims
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Accidents and Claims- Deadlines
deadline for filing most Outer Island claims in
court in Hawaii is generally the same as the deadlines
for filing the same claims in Honolulu. (See the page for the particular
type of claim involved in the menu bar on the left.)
Once again, it should be specifically noted that claims
against the various Counties must generally be filed
with the appropriate agency
within six (6) months of the date of the accident.
You must file your claims in
court prior to the expiration of such deadlines, or your
claims may be lost—regardless of their merit.
To be wise it is recommended that you immediately contact an attorney
after an accident giving rise to injuries occurs- please do not
hesitate to :
Accident Lawyer Hawaii now
for a free evaluation of your case.
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Claim Information
Over the years Accident Lawyer Hawaii William H. Lawson
has vigorously and competently represented
clients for matters on all islands in the State of Hawaii while
maintaining a high degree of contact and communication with
our clients by phone, by email and by regular mail.
order to maintain prompt contact- every
effort is made to respond to communications the day
that they occur. For our Outer Island clients with
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island claims- we have
frequently advanced the costs of travel for depositions and
client conferences here in Honolulu. Frequently, an attorney
will also visit you on your home island to travel with you
to the accident scene and/or to see and record the impact of the
injuries on your life.
Handling an Outer Island injury claim from a main office in Honolulu
does not pose any significant challenges to a timely and successful
prosecution of the claim. Regardless of which island an accident
takes place on, the investigative workup of the
case usually will be done by local investigators hired by this office.
Photos, videos, statements and the like will be gathered by a
local investigative firm familiar with the accident scene and the tendencies
of the people in that area. Once that is completed, there may be
expert witness workup of the facts and circumstances of the case.
Although there are competent expert witnesses in many fields on the
outer islands, for the most part the experienced and highly qualified
experts are located on the island of Oahu. Hence, there is generally
a slight time and costs savings when working with an expert witness
on an Outer Island case if the attorney is located in Honolulu.
Once the proper workup has been done, efforts to settle
the claim with the applicable insurance companies often require
high level negotiations with management of the insurer.
adjuster generally does not have authority to commit the insurer
to a reasonable value on most settlements. Hence, the real
nuts and bolts negotiation on most insurance settlements takes
place right here in Honolulu- with your attorney and often the insurance
adjuster both trying to get the insurer's management to come
through with a reasonable value to settle a case. In short, it is
often an advantage to have a Honolulu attorney when settlement
negotiations are taking place.
Should the matter proceed to trial, our office has successfully handled
personal injury arbitrations and trials for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and
other Outer Island claims. If we need to go to trial on an
outer island, Accident Lawyer Hawaii William H. Lawson
has done so and is prepared to do so again. Alternatively,
should it be necessary, Accident Lawyer Hawaii Lawson
has also co-counseled with attorneys on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and
other Outer Islands and is prepared to do so again in an
In short, our law firm is experienced at handling personal injury and accident claims for
people located on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and the other Outer Islands. It poses
no significant challenges- and has several offsetting benefits- for the attorney
to be usually be located in Honolulu. As mentioned
on our "About Us" page, our office has represented clients from
almost all of the different States of the United States as well as
many people from other countries. Please consider letting our
office assist you on your Maui, Kauai, Hawaii or
other Outer Island case.
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
William H. Lawson, Esq.
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News
An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).