If you have been injured in an accident, you may have legal options available to collect compensation. Contact the ʻEwa Beach personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner today to see how we can help you.
‘Ewa Beach is known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and stunning sunsets. The area is generally safe for residents and visitors alike, boasting employment opportunities, good schools, and a robust public transportation system.
Though most people can visit and commute throughout the area without any issues or safety concerns, occasionally, things do happen that can result in a personal injury claim.
A personal injury lawsuit is filed when someone has caused, usually through negligence, harm to another person. The most common example of an incident that would lead to a Hawaii personal injury lawsuit is a car wreck. For example, if someone was distracted, ran a red light, hit your car, and landed you in the hospital, you would be entitled to compensation for your damages, including medical bills, time off work, and more.
Although car accidents are the most common, there are many ways a personal injury matter can arise. In Hawaii and the ‘Ewa Beach area particularly, we see recreational accidents involving boats or other aquatics, swimming and drowning incidents, medical malpractice, and more.
Being harmed in any type of accident can significantly impact your life. Should you be harmed as a result of another person’s negligence, it is important that you are aware of the legal options available to help you move forward. A personal injury attorney for ‘Ewa Beach residents will be able to help you seek compensation that you are entitled to by law.
Our Hawaii personal injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have several decades of experience helping residents and visitors all through the Hawaiian Islands protect their legal rights following accidents.
We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after being injured as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless actions. Not only do you have to heal from your injuries or cope with the loss of a loved one, but you also have to face many financial challenges as you try to deal with mounting medical bills, lost wages and more.
Reach out to our Honolulu injury lawyers at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation with our team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner to get started on your case.
Cases We Handle for Our Clients
Our Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Soldner & Yamane have extensive experience helping those harmed in accidents in ʻEwa Beach and surrounding areas to pursue legal action against those who caused them harm. Our lawyers have a breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to handling personal injury cases for injured parties.
Some of the personal injury lawsuits we have handled for our clients include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Many innocent drivers and passengers are negatively affected each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents across Hawaii. Regrettably, there are many instances where people suffer debilitating injuries that result in permanent disabilities. If you have been harmed in an auto accident, our lawyers can help you pursue legal action against the responsible party to obtain compensation.
Some of the motor vehicle accident cases we have handled for our personal injury clients include those involving:
- Truck accidents
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) cases
- Drunk driving accidents
- Moped and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice can have unimaginable consequences for injured parties. Unfortunately, though we trust medical professionals to handle us with care, we continue to see doctors, nurses, and medical staff cut corners when providing care to patients. When medical professionals engage in reckless and negligent conduct, it can have life-changing consequences.
Our team of Hawaii medical malpractice lawyers have filed numerous cases against doctors, nurses, surgeons, hospitals, and other entities on behalf of clients for various types of negligence, including:
- Surgical negligence
- Nursing error
- Emergency room error
- Diagnostic error
- Hospital malpractice
- Pharmaceutical error
- Laboratory error
Workplace Accidents: Each year, accidents on the job leave thousands of workers across the United States injured. Here in Hawaii, we see many workers suffer injuries on the job as a result of negligence. Workplace accidents often result in severe injuries for employees that require extensive medical care. Sometimes, workers’ compensation is not enough to cover the expenses that will add up. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to file a third party claim to recover additional compensation. Workplace injury cases may include any of the following, and more:
- Construction site accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Caught-between accidents
- Inadequate training accidents
- Accidents caused by defective equipment
Premises Liability Accidents: Premises liability cases arise out of an injury that takes place on someone else’s property. Property owners in ʻEwa Beach are required to make sure that their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Hawaii premises liability laws dictate that when property owners fail to properly keep guests safe from danger, they can be held liable in civil court for any resulting injuries or damages. Over the years, our experienced ‘Ewa Beach personal injury lawyers have handled many types of accidents at homes and businesses, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator incidents
- Assaults or violent attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
Catastrophic Injury: Suffering from catastrophic injuries can dramatically impact your life. Many people who are left with these injuries are permanently disabled and require ongoing, expensive medical treatment. When residents of ‘Ewa Beach, HI, are harmed as a result of negligence, our lawyers help them get justice. Some of the catastrophic injuries claims we handle for our clients include those involving:
- Burn injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
Wrongful Death Cases: Every year, due to the negligence of others, a certain number of people will suffer fatal injuries in Hawaii, including the ‘Ewa Beach area. If your loved one was fatally injured as a result of another person’s negligence, a wrongful death claim might be appropriate. These lawsuits enable surviving family members to obtain the financial compensation they need for funeral arrangements and other financial burdens they face after an unexpected loss. Some of the most common types of accidents resulting in wrongful death cases by our personal injury lawyers include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Worker’s compensation claims
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability accidents
- Defective product cases
- Catastrophic injury cases
If you have been negatively affected by another party’s reckless or negligent actions, including the loss of a loved one, our outstanding Hawaii wrongful death lawyers are here to help you. You can schedule a free consultation anytime, and if we take your case, you won’t owe us any fees until we succeed in obtaining compensation for you.
Available Damages for Personal Injury Clients
After an accident, you will most likely have to go through some type of medical treatment. Depending on the type of injuries that you suffer from, your treatment may be immediate as well as ongoing. Having to go through long-term treatment can have a devastating impact on your life as well as be incredibly expensive.
This is why the law allows you to file a lawsuit against the liable party to recover your losses as best as possible following such a catastrophic event. You will likely have far more to pay than just medical bills. Many people get behind on their regular bills and miss work while recovering or going to doctor’s appointments. Below is a breakdown of the most common damages you can claim in your lawsuit.
Lost Wages: If you have to take time off work to recover from your injuries, there is a significant chance that you will incur lost wages. Our law firm will help you get the money you need to help alleviate the impact of lost wages.
Lost Future Earnings: If you are left permanently disabled as a result of your accident, our personal injury attorneys will help you recover compensation for the future earnings you will no longer be able to make. Our lawyers will work with financial experts who can accurately calculate the lost earnings that you are expected to incur over the course of the rest of your life, based on your age, career, and other factors.
Property Damage: You may be able to secure compensation to repair or replace the property that was damaged or destroyed as a result of your accident. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, our lawyers will help you get your vehicle repaired so you can get back on the road quickly. If your home was destroyed as a result of a fire, we will help you get the compensation necessary to rebuild or repair your home in ‘Ewa Beach, HI.
Pain and Suffering: Our compassionate personal injury attorneys will help you get compensated for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of your injuries. Though there is no clear-cut dollar amount or formula, our team has the experience to know how much you can reasonably expect to get, and make sure you get every penny.
Medical Expenses: Going through emergency surgery and remaining hospitalized can be difficult to endure and even harder to pay for. The costs of medical treatment can be astronomical. We will help you get the maximum amount of compensation available to cover the medical expenses you face following your accident, including physical therapy and any ongoing care.
Long-Term Treatment Expenses: If you have to go through therapy and rehabilitation following your accident, our Hawaii personal injury lawyers can help make sure you have the funds you need to cover all necessary care, medication, and equipment. We know how much long-term care should realistically cost based on your specific injuries, so we can make sure you get a fair amount when negotiating with the insurance company for the defendant.
Should you suffer injuries as a result of an accident, contact our Hawaii personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation to get started.
More About Wrongful Death Cases
When a person loses their life as a result of someone else’s negligence, certain surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. By law, these specific family members have the right to seek compensation when their loved ones are killed as a result of another person’s reckless or negligent act. The party who is at-fault can be held liable for any damages that result, the same as any other personal injury case. In Hawaii, the following parties can file a wrongful death claim following a fatal accident:
- The surviving spouse
- Any reciprocal beneficiary (a domestic partner)
- The surviving children of the decedent
- The mother or father of the deceased
- Any other person who was financial dependant upon the decedent
You may have up to two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim in Hawaii. Even though you are given this much time to file a claim, waiting to seek out assistance from an attorney after the accident can negatively affect your ability to obtain a full recovery. It is important to reach out to our team right away to ensure you have the best chance of your case succeeding. All personal injury cases have a statute of limitations that must not be exceeded. Once your time runs out, your right to compensation is gone forever.
In order to prevail in any personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the elements of negligence are present. This includes proving the following:
Duty: The at-fault party owed a duty of care to others around them. This duty will be different depending on the circumstances. For example, if your loved one died in a car accident with a drunk driver, the impaired driver had a duty to drive responsibly.
Breach: Once you are able to establish that the duty existed, you will then need to prove that there was a breach of the duty. In the above example, the driver was impaired while behind the wheel, violating their duty to drive responsibly. Proving a breach is accomplished by obtaining evidence of the crash.
Causation: Once you prove the breach, you must demonstrate that the breach was a legal cause of the accident that resulted in your injuries or the loss of your loved one.
Damages: Finally, you will need to demonstrate that there are damages, which can be proven with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses and losses.
Schedule a free consultation with our team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner to get answers to any additional questions you may have.
Help for Victims with Catastrophic Injury Cases
Any type of accident can result in painful injuries for those harmed. When injuries lead to life-altering consequences, they are considered catastrophic injuries.
This can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- The loss of limbs
- Complete blindness
- Hearing loss
- Loss or severe damage to organs
Various situations can result in catastrophic injuries. These include:
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Commercial truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian and bicycle wrecks
- Boating accidents
- Defective product cases
This list is not all-inclusive. There are many ways that people sustain catastrophic injuries. Anytime residents or visitors of ‘Ewa Beach, HI, suffer from catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others, they deserve to be compensated. Our personal injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner are committed to helping our clients get justice after being harmed.
Accident victims who experience catastrophic injuries often suffer from the following long-term consequences:
- They may lose the ability to walk.
- They may be unable to use their arms or hands.
- They may lose vital parts of their bodies (arms, legs, feet, etc).
- They might experience impaired cognitive abilities.
- They could experience disruptions in their ability to communicate.
Catastrophic injuries can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life that people experience after their accidents. Many people have to depend on others or even medical devices to perform simple tasks for the rest of their lives. Having to make such dramatic changes in their lives is also mentally draining.
People with catastrophic injuries receive far larger amounts of compensation than a smaller injury. This is because catastrophic injuries often require long-term care, more than one surgery, and expensive medical equipment. If you are unable to work as a result of a catastrophic injury, you could face financial ruin without filing a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your future wage loss.
The total amount of damages can also include the extensive pain and suffering you have probably experienced and may continue to experience as the years go by.
Our Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner will take control of the legal aspects of your recovery and fight to help you get full and timely compensation for your damages. We handle fighting with big insurance companiesfor a fair settlement while you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting the care you need to adjust to your new way of life.
How Our ‘Ewa Beach Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
The time after an accident is incredibly challenging for anyone who has gone through something so traumatic. Trying to recover from physical and emotional pain and suffering can quickly consume your life. The last thing that you want to worry about is dealing with pursuing the insurance company for compensation. Rather than trying to move forward alone, you can reach out to our team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner.
Our personal injury lawyers will take all of the legal work off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering from your injuries without worry. Our lawyers will provide you with an array of services to ensure you are in the best position possible to gain a full recovery following your accident.
Our team of experienced lawyers will try our best to answer any questions you have. We will help to educate you with regard to your rights as a personal injury plaintiff. We will help you make informed decisions regarding your case every step of the way.
We will build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We will communicate with the insurance company to negotiate a full recovery on your behalf. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in court to help you win the maximum possible amount of compensation in your case.
Our team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner takes all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to worry about covering any fees upfront. Instead, we will only be paid once we win your case. Your economic status should not stop you from having competent representation when you get injured through no fault of your own.
Let Our Team Help You Get Justice
We truly hope you will never need our services. However, every year people are hurt due to the negligence of others. When that happens, we are here for you.
Our Honolulu personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner understand how difficult it can be for ‘Ewa Beach residents, visitors, and their families to move forward after a life-altering accident. Our law firm is committed to establishing a positive attorney-client relationship that genuinely reflects the needs and best interests of each individual we represent.
We have a proven track record of successfully litigating personal injury claims on behalf of our clients to help them make a full and timely recovery. We strive to deliver favorable results for every single case we take.
Contact our law offices today at 808-537-2525 to schedule a free consultation. You can ask questions about your case, get valuable insight as to what your legal options are, and make an educated decision for you and your family moving forward.