Accidents can and do occur in Hawaii, including anything from side-swipe accidents to failure to yield accidents. According to the Hawaii Department of Health, motor vehicle accidents rank as the fifth cause of fatalities of all residents and the second leading cause of hospitalizations in the state. According to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HIDOT), there were 101 traffic fatalities in 2017.
These tragic auto accidents remind us that driving in Hawaii is no different than driving anywhere else. If you have been injured in a car accident in Hawaii and need legal assistance to help with your case, our Hawaii car accident lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can handle your case while you focus on your health and recovery.
Our personal injury attorney can help deal with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. We can work to provide evidence to show that your injuries were a result of a breach of driving with care by the other driver. The end goal is fair compensation for the harm caused to you and your family from the other driver.
Call us at (800) 794-0444 to talk to us about your car crash and your injuries. We will listen to your story and determine if we can help you seek fair recovery for your losses.
Establishing Who Bears Fault for the Accident
When a car accident occurs, the first thing investigators will work to determine who is at fault for the crash. Police and insurance companies often conduct accident investigations. They may see evidence of a rear-end accident, with the car in back slamming into the car in front. They can also see signs of a side-swipe collision by the location of the damage on both vehicles.
Our legal team can use other means to uncover evidence that shows the fault of the other driver. We can look for eyewitnesses, search for footage from street cameras at the scene of the accident, and look into the background of the other driver to find any patterns of poor driving behavior.
If you have been injured in a crash in Hawaii, consider our Hawaii car accident lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to help you move forward with a lawsuit against an at-fault driver. We can work with you on an accident claim or dealing with the insurance company of an at-fault driver.
If negotiations do not result in what we believe to be fair compensation for your suffering and losses, we can also help you file a personal injury lawsuit. You do not have to go through either of these legal processes alone. You have the right to legal representation from the start.
Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
According to Hawaii’s Revised Statutes § 657-7, you have a full two years to file a personal injury claim for injuries suffered in a car accident. Two years may seem like a long time to get your affairs in order to file, but the legal process can be time-consuming. Consider the fact that you may need time to negotiate with insurance companies before deciding to file a personal injury lawsuit, as well.
If you do not file within the allotted time, you risk losing your chance to hold a negligent driver responsible for your injuries and losses. Do not wait so long that you lose your opportunity to take legal action and seek recourse.
We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
If you or a family member were hurt due to the negligence of another driver, our firm can help you prepare a personal injury case against the at-fault driver. We start with a no-fee consultation. That means you can call us to discuss your circumstances without any initial upfront charge. Once we see the full merit of your case, we can get started immediately on our work to uncover evidence from the accident.
If our side comes out favorable in the lawsuit, our fee will be a percentage of the total amount of compensation that we win. We do this so we can advocate for car accident victims and get started on their cases as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose by giving us a call and determining your legal rights after a car accident.
Potential Compensation for Losses
Your potential compensation may cover the care of any medical injuries, rehabilitation, or other medical needs that happened as a result of the accident in Hawaii. You may also qualify for compensation for pain and suffering or other noneconomic losses.
Your compensation could potentially cover these damages:
- Immediate hospitalization fees and other medical costs from the accident
- Property damage to the car and any money paid to a rental company
- The cost of medical equipment needed for your total recovery
- Emotional, mental and physical trauma
- Any lost work income because of injuries caused in the accident
- Any loss of future income, based on current and future salary expectations
Other losses may qualify for compensation, depending on your case.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for Help
A Hawaii car accident lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can work closely with you and your loved ones to try to seek fair compensation. Contact us at (800) 794-0444 to let us know about your accident in Hawaii. We want to see how we can help, and we do not shy away from tough cases.