Accident Lawyer Hawaii

Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Hawaii injury attorney

Personal Injury Lawyer Honolulu

Attorney Bill Lawson

What We Do at Accident Lawyer Hawaii - video Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney - Claims We Handle Personal Injury Attorney Hawaii results Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney - Call us now

Awards and Honors


AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
Martindale Hubbell - AV rated lawyer - Best Rating Possible


Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum


AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney
AVVO Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney, 10 of 10


ATLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers
ATLA Top 100


5.0 of 5.0 top rated by Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com - Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 - Top Rating Possible


National Trial Lawyers - Top Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers


Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum


American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2014


Marquis' Who's Who
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
AVVO Clients' Choice Personal Injury Lawyer


American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 - 2013



Home

Hiring a Drowning, Diving or Swimming accident Lawyer

Accident Lawyer Hawaii


If you have been seriously injured in an drowning, diving or swimming accident in Hawaii you should consider getting the advice of an experienced drowning, diving or swimming accident attorney. Here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii we have been representing the victims of serious injuries and wrongful death resulting from drowning, diving or swimming accidents for over 25 years. For some considerations in finding a personal injury lawyer in Hawaii to assist you, please examine:

Considerations in finding the right accident lawyer in Hawaii


Drowning, Diving or Swimming Accidents

Deadlines to file Drowning, Diving or Swimming Accident claims in Hawaii

The deadline for filing a claim in court arising out of an drowning, diving or swimming accident in Hawaii can be difficult to determine. Similar Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Deadlines situations may have very different deadlines for filing. Some claims in swimming pools and private parks may generally follow Hawaii's two (2) year statute of limitations. It must be recalled, however, that pursuant to state law- claims against the City and County of Honolulu and the other counties (eg. for accidents at County swimming pools or due to the conduct of County employees) are generally subject to a 6 month deadline- which means immediate action is often required. Other claims in the ocean for drowning, diving or swimming personal injury or death may fall under federal maritime law which generally has a three (3) year statute of limitations. 46 USC Appendix section 763a. Even under federal law, however, the deadline may be different from claim to claim. Claims against the United States, for example, have a two (2) year statute of limitations 46 U.S.C. section 741, 781. In short it is best to promptly investigate and assert any claim which you think you may have- and to obtain competent legal assistance immediately in determining any filing deadlines which may apply.

Additional Information about Drowning, Diving or Swimming Accident claims in Hawaii

Investigation of a drowning, diving or swimming accident claim is very important to the outcome of the claims. A timely investigation of all available evidence related to the case may be critical. Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Maritime Photos and videos of relevant conditions -the inside and the outside of the vessels, the waves or ocean conditions, the reefs, sandbars, signs, buoys and channels, any other dangers giving rise to the accident, the activities being carried on in the area of the accident, etc.- the dive equipment, surfboard, bodyboard or other equipment involved, the area where the injuries and damages were sustained and the injuries and damages themselves may prove invaluable in proving up an accident claim to a claims adjuster, a judge or a jury. Photographic or video documentation of the accident should be done as soon as possible. We here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii generally provide a high level of this type of assistance for cases in which we are retained.

Generally, cases involving drowning, diving or swimming accidents include a very complicated hodge-podge of traditional (and often inconsistent) maritime and other ocean and boating related doctrines and claims. Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Ocean In spite of the Federal Courts' so-called "exclusive jurisdiction" over admiralty claims, most drowning, diving or swimming accidents have one or more causes of action which can be brought under state law. Often state law is the quickest and most promising avenue for recovery. Sometimes there is more than one state where the action can be brought (and occasionally more than one country). Selecting the correct forum in which to pursue this type of claim can be very important.

Seamen (the crew of ocean going vessels) generally are covered by the Jones Act. The Jones Act generally provides a cause of action for personal injuries caused by negligence or the unseaworthiness of a vessel. Contributory negligence (even on a large scale) is not a bar to such a claim, but only reduces the amount of any damage award on a pro-rata basis. The Accident Lawyer Hawaii office does handle Jones Act cases in an appropriate case. Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

 

Facebook Company page for Accident Lawyer Hawaii - William H. Lawson LinkedIn Company page for Top Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney William H. Lawson Google+ page for Bill Lawson - HI's Best PI Law Firm




Accident Lawyer Hawaii

William H. Lawson, Esq.
Century Square
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813


New client hotline:
(808) 524-5300


Pearl City, Aiea and Waipahu:
(808) 671-7600


Main business phone:
(808) 528-2525


Directions to Honolulu office


Get a free consultation


HI accident news
and articles


Court cases re:
Hawaii accident law


Lawson Law
Scholarship 2018





Products Liability - Cases & Comment



Jones Act- maritime law and seaman cases



The Constitution Of The State Of Hawaii





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).










Choose one of the 4 menus below:



There is NO CHARGE for sending your case information to our law firm. The information provided on this website is preliminary and informational ONLY. It is not legal advice. The use of our webpages does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This website is copyright 1999-2017 and the contents of this website are the property of Personal Injury Attorney William H Lawson. The Terms and Conditions of Use for this website and our Privacy Policy are available here for your consideration. All rights reserved.

Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Drowning

We thank you for visiting our site!