No one should lose their loved ones before their time.
If one of your loved ones has died after an unfortunate accident or injury caused by negligence or misconduct of others, you may have a wrongful death claim against the person or people responsible.
That person responsible could be anyone, from the car driver at fault in a crash to the business owner who failed to secure the premises of their business place. Claims for wrongful death on Maui should be filed to provide financial support for surviving family members and others.
“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”
After losing your loved one
Funeral costs and other expenses
Gathering evidence if necessary
Though the police do their best, sometimes they don't get all the critical information. There can never be enough information to look over. Something small now may be critical later on.
Establishing the Estate
In order to assert your loved one's interests, as well as your own related wrongful death claims, you'll need to establish your loved one's estate through probate. Oftentimes a personal representative--usually the surviving spouse or another family member--will assume the duties of the personal representative of the estate.
Start the Insurance Claims Process
Depending on the type of wrongful death claim--such as a car accident or slip and fall--there may be insurance coverage available.
Consult with an Attorney
Losing a loved one is nothing short of devastating and the last thing on your mind is hiring a lawyer when all you are focusing on is dealing with grief. When you’re ready to discuss your rights and circumstances of filing a legal case, contact the right kind of attorney to talk about your loss. Our legal team in Maui is here to help. We’ll listen with compassion and patience.
Settle Your Case or File a Lawsuit
Sometimes a lawsuit isn't necessary to settle your case. Your attorney will help you make the decision to attempt to settle "pre-suit" rather than filing a formal lawsuit. Even if pre-suit settlement is appropriate, the time to settle will vary, but will usually occur after your attorney can properly calculate your damages. Settling prematurely will only lead to less justice and compensation than what's warranted.
What We Do
We take the guess work out of the process. Locally based with deep roots in the community, our Maui lawyers will become your guiding light throughout the legal process you've found yourself thrust into. Not only have you lost a loved one, but it has triggered an intense amount of legal proceedings which only exacerbate your grief.
"To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box."
With years of experience representing injured clients, we offer a guiding hand to stabilize your life immediately after your immense loss. When ready, we proceed with litigating the case either pre-suit or with a lawsuit if necessary.
Your case is unique, with its own nuances and details. We try to learn all those details so that we can step into your shoes to try and understand how the crash and injuries affected your life to best fight on your behalf with strength and compassion.
What are my wrongful death damages?
If you or a member of your family have lost a loved one due to a person's conduct, you can seek compensation for the following losses:
- Loss of society, companionship, comfort, consortium, or protection;
- Loss of marital care, attention, advice, or counsel;
- Loss of care, attention, advice, or counsel of a reciprocal beneficiary;
- Loss of filial care or attention;
- Loss of parental care, training, guidance, or education, suffered as a result of the death of the person.
When a wrongful death on Maui occurs, you’ll need quick answers from your lawyer.
We understand nothing can be more frustrating than not hearing from your attorney, especially when going through such an intense loss.
At Lowenthal & Lowenthal, we value and emphasize clear and constant communication with our clients and will always be ready to speak with you about your case.
The Attorney-Client Relationship
Just like finding a good doctor, you need a lawyer that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
We are a family firm. We treat our clients the same.
You don't owe anything
Unless we win your case.