Being involved in a car accident is a shock. However, it is critical to document as much as possible. Call the police to make a report, and take pictures. Take an ambulance to the hospital if necessary. These steps are not only crucial to your well-being, but also to any case arising from the collision.
Personal Injury Protection Benefits
Hawaii is a “no-fault” state, meaning your car insurance will pay a minimum of $10,000 of medical expenses related to your injuries from the car accident. This is called personal injury protection benefits, or PIP. Not only should you take advantage of your PIP, but it is important to any personal injury case.
Bodily Injury & Medical Treatment
When you’re involved in a car accident, you were probably injured. Seek medical treatment immediately. Document your injuries, and take lots of pictures. We’ll help you organize and put your pain and injuries into strong and effective language to maximize your case.
Insurance Policies & Beyond
After the accident, you’ll start getting calls from your insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance carrier. Not only that, but each carrier may even have multiple insurance adjusters for different areas of insurance. It can get confusing quickly. We’ll help you navigate the maze.
Slip and Falls (Premises Liability)
When it happens
Though taken lightly in our society, falling can lead to severe injuries that disrupt your life. Whether at a hotel, commercial establishment, private property, or anywhere else, it is imperative that you document as much as you can. Taking pictures, or even noting who was present can help maximize the chances of recovery.
What to do
Seek medical treatment immediately. If you’ve fallen at a commercial establishment, there might be video footage of your fall. Contact us so that we can make sure to ensure that the footage is preserved for your case.
insurance and medical treatment
Most of the time, your personal health insurance will pay for your medical expenses related to injuries. However, medical providers, and even the insurance companies themselves, try to deny coverage. We’ll make sure that you get the treatment you need for your recovery and case.
Many times, insurance carriers and the property owners attempt to blame the injured person for falling. We find this unacceptable, and will not hesitate to initiate suit on your behalf to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Losing a Loved One
Losing a loved one is devastating, and the last thing on your mind is hiring a lawyer. When you’re ready, contact us to talk about your loss and what we can do to help. We’ll listen with compassion and patience, because when you hire us as your attorneys, you’re joining a family.
funeral costs and other expenses
Wrongful death cases allow reimbursement of any related expenses of your loved one’s loss, including but not limited to funeral expenses. When you sit down with us for your consultation, we’ll help you determine exactly what kind of reimbursements are available.
What to pursue
If you and other members have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, you can seek compensation for (1) loss of society, companionship, comfort, consortium, or protection; (2) Loss of marital care, attention, advice, or counsel; (3) Loss of care, attention, advice, or counsel of a reciprocal beneficiary; (4) Loss of filial care or attention; or (5) Loss of parental care, training, guidance, or education, suffered as a result of the death of the person. Contact us to learn more.
getting answers in time of grief
Often times during your grief, you’ll need answers from your lawyer. Nothing can be more frustrating than not hearing from your attorney, especially when going through such an intense loss. We value and emphasize clear and constant communication with our clients, and will always be ready to speak with you about your case.
Other Personal Injuries
When a physician falls below the reasonable standard of care, it may have resulted in you being injured. We will review your medical records on your behalf to assist you in evaluating your case.
Dog attacks are extremely frightening and painful. You’ll most likely have suffered puncture wounds, lacerations, and potentially scarring from an unleashed or out of control dog. We can help protect your rights, as well as give you peace of mind that your favorite walking areas are safe again.
If you’ve been assaulted and injured and believe that an establishment could have done more to protect you, you may have a case against that establishment. We’ll evaluate the facts to help you determine the strength of your case.
Like car accidents, bicycle, moped, motorcycle, and pedestrian collisions can be traumatizing and life-changing. We will work with you, your insurance company, as well proceed with whatever type of legal proceeding against the at-fault party on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes–many times the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. Schedule a consultation with us immediately so that we can review your case to ensure preservation of your legal rights.
We work on contingency fees for our personal injury cases, meaning that we’ll only receive a fee once we either reach a settlement or win at trial. Beyond legal fees, there are other unavoidable costs including filing fees, photocopying, postage, delivery fees, depositions, and transcripts. However, we will provide those costs on your behalf and deduct them from any settlement or trial proceeds. In the event there is no award, we’ll receive no fee.
There are significant issues at stake when pursuing a personal injury case. How does insurance coverage work? Which insurance adjuster do I talk to? If the case proceeds to trial, how will I know the rules of court? How do I get medical treatment? Having an attorney is invaluable to ensure you are protected during any personal injury proceedings.
The type of personal injury case determines who will pay for your medical treatment. Many times, multiple insurance carriers are involved, and it can quickly get overwhelming with the amount of paperwork and adjusters contacting you. If you decide to retain us as your lawyer, we’ll take over all communication and make sure you get the coverage you need.
Wage loss is compensable in a personal injury case. We’ll work with your employer to retrieve all necessary information to maximize the chances of recovery.