If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence in Hawaiian Beaches, or anywhere in Hawaii, contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner for a free consultation to see how we can help you recover compensation for your losses.
In Hawaii, personal injury accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Those injured during these accidents are often forced to endure serious economic, emotional, and physical hardships. Even more devastating is when family members are left to pick up the pieces and carry on after a personal injury accident has caused the wrongful death of someone they love.
How Does Personal Injury Law Work?
As a branch of civil law, personal injury law strives to protect injured persons from the harm someone else has caused them. In a personal injury claim, the person who was injured files a claim against the negligent parties to seek compensation for their injuries and other losses. Although some personal injury claims end up in court, most are settled through an insurance claim.
Every accident and its subsequent claim are unique and financial compensation will depend on specific factors involved, including:
- The severity of the accident
- What medical intervention was required
- Who was to blame and their percentage of fault
- The degree of any injuries sustained
- How long recovery and rehabilitation lasted
- Hospital bills and other expenses associated with the injuries
- Any out of pocket expenses associated with the accident
- Property damage
- Lost income caused by an inability to work
- Anticipated medical bills associated with the injuries
- Diminished earning capacity
- Any scarring, disfigurement, or permanent disability sustained
- Pain, suffering, or emotional distress
- Punitive damages, in certain cases
- Wrongful death if the accident caused a fatality
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
The field of personal injury law covers multiple kinds of accidents, typically involving a reckless act or negligence. At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our attorneys are experienced in handling various personal injury cases, including practice areas such as:
When someone sustains a burn injury, it brings both physical and emotional hardship. Burn injuries can often leave permanent scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and can even cause death in some cases. The Hawaiian Beaches burn injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have helped hundreds of burn injury clients obtain the compensation they deserve after being burned due to someone else’s negligence.
When they aren’t fatal, burn injuries are regarded as some of the most severe and painful injuries one can endure due to damaged nerve endings. Each year, throughout the United States, several million people are burned and, of those, thousands die due to burn injury-related complications.
These are staggering numbers. Not all burn accidents are due to someone else’s negligence, but when they are, it’s important to have an experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyer to help get the full compensation that is owed to the injured party.
Every single day, we use consumer products such as tools, kid’s toys, vehicles, household cleaning products, and home appliances. Sometimes, a defective or faulty product results in physical harm or even death.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, a large number of patients are admitted to hospital emergency rooms for injuries relating to defective products every single year. If you, your child, or another member of your family was injured due to a faulty or defective product, you should have an experienced products liability attorney on your side to walk you through the complicated legal process and deal with the responsible retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers on your behalf. Reach out to the experienced Hawaiian Beaches product liability lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner at (808) 537-2525 to go over the details of your case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents refer to any kind of automobile accident, including vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, bicycles, and mopeds that drive on Hawaii’s highways and streets. That is to say, motor vehicle personal injury accidents extend well past a basic car accident.
Since vehicle accidents have many potential causes and usually involve multiple parties, these cases are usually considerably more complex than you might think. The truth is that most motor vehicle accident cases involve a lot more than just filing an insurance claim and waiting for your check. Instead, the injured frequently encounter challenges and roadblocks to recovering full financial compensation for their damages, which compounds the anxiety that comes with being seriously injured. Getting a skilled Hawaii personal injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible after the accident will help remove the stress and ensure you get the best possible outcome in this challenging situation.
Hawaii can be a hazardous area for those on foot. In many places, tourists drive rental cars on our streets, often lost or paying little to no attention to what is going on around them. The streets of smaller towns do not always have sidewalks or adequate shoulders for those who are walking, putting them at risk for Hawaii pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians have no protection whatsoever when there is a collision with a motor vehicle, which usually results in terrible injuries.
After an accident, a pedestrian often has to endure long recoveries and sometimes even permanent disabilities, if they survive at all. It helps to have skilled legal representation as they try to navigate the complex process of pursuing insurance companies or seeking a legal claim against the person or persons liable for their injuries. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, or your family member was killed due the recklessness of a driver, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. Reach out to our Hawaiian personal injury lawyers to find out more about what you may be entitled to.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you are not alone. Every year, millions receive treatment in emergency rooms throughout the United States for fall accidents. Common slip and fall injuries include bone breaks and fractures, sprains, and injuries to the fingers, wrists, hands, ankles, lower legs, toes, and feet.
A lot of slip and fall accident victims also sustain head injuries. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading fall-related injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can cause memory loss, impaired thinking, loss of sensation, difficulty moving, and even problems with mood, behavior, and mental function.
When you experience a brain or other traumatic injury because of another person’s negligence, like not cleaning up a spill or repairing a cracked sidewalk, it is advisable to get help from a lawyer to deal with the economic, emotional, and physical issues that arise. A skilled Hawaiian Beaches personal injury lawyer will be able to review the circumstances leading up to your injury and help you recover damages for your medical expenses, time away from work, and other related expenses.
Call one of the knowledgeable Hawaiian Beaches slip and fall lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner for a free consultation.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are commonly a result of a motor vehicle accident, or a bad fall. There are other causes as well, such as sports injuries, and medical or surgical injuries.
The spinal cord gets injured when a traumatic event causes damage to the nerves inside the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can occur when the neural pathways that send signals up and down the spinal cord are severed.
Common forms of spinal cord injury include compression, caused by pressure on the spinal cord, and contusions, or bruising on the spinal cord. If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, a Hawaii personal injury lawyer can help.
Choosing A Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are injured due to another person’s negligence, you are entitled according to the laws in the state of Hawaii to financial recovery based on the damages you sustained. Hawaii’s personal injury laws allow injured parties to collect financial compensation from the person responsible so they can move on from the injury without facing financial ruin, and begin to put their lives back together.
After being hurt in a negligence-based accident, you need an attorney you can rely on to handle the matter for you, including talking to the insurance company and other parties involved, investigating and building your case, and negotiating the best possible settlement for you.
Choose a Hawaii personal injury lawyer that has skill and experience so that you can focus on your recovery and let them handle the rest. At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our clients are our main priority, and we won’t charge you a dime until we win your case.
The Challenges With an Insurance Settlement
In a perfect world, insurance companies would easily accept liability when they know their insured caused an accident, and they would pay fair compensation to the injured person without unnecessary resistance. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. This is because insurance carriers are for-profit businesses. This means that their main priorities are typically profits and the happiness of their shareholders, not fair settlement awards for accident victims of personal injury cases.
Sadly, many folks get short-changed when they put their faith in an insurance company without securing legal representation. One way that insurers turn such massive profits is by cutting costs anywhere they can, including equitable settlements for those who have been injured. The injured end up being forced to fight to recover what the law says they are entitled to. While injured parties should be able to rely on receiving fair treatment from the insurance industry, this is not usually the case. That is where our law firm steps in.
Do You Need Strong Legal Representation?
The Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner are committed to securing the financial aid our clients need after a severe accident. Whether that comes via a fair settlement offer or taking the case to court, we are not intimidated by insurance companies and we will stop at nothing to ensure that our clients get the compensation they deserve.
What Compensation Can You Expect After a Personal Injury Claim?
Following a personal injury accident, there are two main types of monetary awards, also known as damages. They are:
- Economic damages: Economic damages are calculable, verifiable dollar amounts that you incurred or had to pay out of pocket due to the accident. These can include your medical bills and the lost wages you experienced while you were unable to work.
- Non-economic damages: These damages cover the emotional cost of your accident. This makes them subjective and harder to quantify. They often include emotional suffering, physical pain, disability, and other psychological damages caused by the accident. An experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyer will be able to help you maximize any non-economic damages you may be eligible for.
How to Find the Right Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Situation
How will you know which Hawaii legal team is right for you? The right law firm will have a well-established track record of achieving favorable results in claims similar to yours, and the lawyers and other staff members will answer all of your questions to your satisfaction during your free consultation. They should be able to explain to you more about what path they would take to help you build your case and achieve a favorable outcome.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we advocate relentlessly for our clients. We will do whatever it takes to get you the financial compensation you need, even if that means going to court. If you were injured in an accident, our Hawaii personal injury lawyers can help you get the justice and legal help you deserve. Contact us at (808) 537-2525 or reach out through the contact form on our website.
Contact a Reputable Hawaii Personal Injury Law Firm Today
After decades of practicing law, we know the strategies that work, and how to build a solid personal injury case. If you or a family member were seriously injured, don’t hesitate to seek the legal help of the skilled Hawaiian Beaches personal injury lawyers from Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner. We will thoroughly review your case and ensure you receive the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Reach out to us using the form on our website or call us at (808) 537-2525 to schedule your free consultation.