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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
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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
What is a personal injury claim?
Hawaii personal injury claims
injury claims are claims for damages arising out of the
wrongful conduct of others. For such damages to be addressed in Hawaii's
courts, generally the cause of action giving rise to such a claim must have sufficient connections
to Hawaii so that Hawaii's courts are willing to hear the matter.
For individuals harmed in such a way through the fault or negligence of another party,
Hawaii state law generally provides that the victim is entitled to assert a
personal injury claim. This is usually done through
an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii. Such a claim is an
opportunity to receive compensation for
the costs associated with the injuries and the resulting damages and loss.
Personal injury claims require that the claimant
show that they suffered damages and that another party
is responsible for those damages, due to their lack of reasonable care, recklessness,
intentional conduct or otherwise. Most personal injury
claims which are asserted by claimants and handled by a lawyer in the state of
Hawaii arise as the result of
negligence or failure to exercise the appropriate care situations; strict
liability, recklessness, intentional conduct and other bases for
liability make up only a small portion of personal injury claims.
There are many different reasons
why personal injury claims arise. These include car accidents, other motor
vehicle accidents, product defect accidents, construction accidents,
dangerous dogs and other animals, boating, ocean and maritime accidents,
wrongful death, drunk drivers, injuries from falls, electrical accidents,
burn accidents, elevator accidents, medical malpractice, other
professional negligence, dangerous conditions on property, safety violations and
For some of the initial steps that should be taken when a
personal injury claim
arises, please visit:
Initial Steps in Pursuing
a Personal Injury Claim
Successful resolution of a personal injury claim can be critical to the future
of the claimant. The funds recovered in a personal injury
claim can pay back bills and ensure proper medical care for the future.
They also can help to prevent enormous financial
problems related to the injuries.
Such claims often include claims
for tangible losses such as a past wage loss, a loss of
future income, medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation
expenses, maintenance and cure, substitute services and
the like. Such claims also often include claims for intangible
losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss
of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, loss of love and
injury claim may never get your life back to what it was before the injury,
but with the help of an experienced personal injury
attorney, you may at least be able to recover some of the losses
from the accident.
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).