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
Hawaii Ocean and Swimming Pool Accidents
Hiring a Hawaii drowning or diving accident lawyer
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an
Swimming Pool Accident- drowning and diving accident in Hawaii you should consider getting the advice of
an experienced swimming pool accident attorney.
Here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii we have been representing the victims of
serious injuries and wrongful death resulting from causes like drowning, diving
and swimming pool 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
Hawaii Diving, Drowning and other Swimming Pool Accidents
Deadlines to file Diving, Drowning and other Swimming Pool Accident claims in Hawaii
The deadline for filing a claim in court arising out of an swimming pool accident in Hawaii can be difficult to determine. Similar
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.
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 swimming pool accident claims in Hawaii
of a swimming pool 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.
Photos and videos of relevant conditions -the inside and the
outside of the pool, the surrounding conditions, the signs,
and any other dangers giving rise to the accident, the activities
being carried on in the area of the accident, etc., 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.
Accident Lawyer Hawaii
William H. Lawson, Esq.
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813
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HI accident news
Court cases re:
Hawaii accident law
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).