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Explosion, Demolition & Blasting Accidents
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
Deadlines to File Explosion, Demolition & Blasting Accident Claims in Hawaii
deadline for most explosion, demolition & blasting accident
claims in Hawaii is two (2) years from the date of the injury.
It should be noted, however, that there are exceptions to this rule- for example, claims
against the City and County of Honolulu and the various other Counties must be filed with the appropriate agency
within six (6) months of the date of the accident. In many explosion accident
cases, the claim deadlines of other jurisdictions come into play and choice of law
rules may shorten the deadlines to one year or another length of time. Whatever
the deadlines may be, 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 explosion, demolition & blasting accident giving rise to injuries occurs. If you wish to
do so now, please do not
hesitate to contact us here at
Accident Lawyer Hawaii right now for a free evaluation of your case.
Explosion, Demolition & Blasting Accidents in Hawaii
Explosion, demolition & blasting accidents are very dangerous.
Explosion, demolition & blasting accidents are likely to cause death and serious injury.
Thus, there are special laws that regulate and precautions that are
necessary whenever a person or business is dealing with explosive
Types of explosion, demolition & blasting accidents which have been known to occur-
and which may occur again- include, but are not limited to:
-Accidents during the trucking, air freight or other delivery
of explosive materials
-Unexploded ordnance accidents
(Hawaii still has unexploded
ordnance from WWII and training exercises)
-Demolition and blasting cap accidents, esp. during sitework and excavation
-Accidents involving the sale or storage of petroleum products and other explosive materials
-Automobile gas tank design defects
-Fireworks accidents, esp around New Year's and the 4th of July
-Pressurized consumer products, especially when heated in Hawaii's sun
-Unguarded and unsafely stored or abandoned explosive materials
If an explosion accident injury occurs as a result of the negligence or
fault of someone other than the employer of the victim, there probably
will be a valid claim against the actual party at fault.
If you or someone you love were seriously injured in an
you may want to consult with an attorney to assist you with your situation.
News involving Explosion, Demolition & Blasting Accidents
Houston, Texas- oil refinery blast death toll- March 24, 2005
By AP, AFP, www.smh.com.au © March 24, 2005
If you think that you may have an explosion, demolition or blasting accident claim,
please feel free to
Accident Lawyer Hawaii now for a free evaluation of your case.
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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).