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Kalawao County Personal Injury Lawyer

Were you harmed due to someone else’s negligence in Kalawao County? You deserve to be compensated. Call the personal injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Solder for a free consultation today.

While we hope that you will be able to navigate the beautiful area of Kalawao County without any problems, accidents happen. Whether you were injured in a car accident, while in a medical setting, or falling while on someone else’s property, you have the right to pursue compensation if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries.

We know the devastating effects a serious injury can inflict on your life,  including hospital bills, lost income, missed work opportunities, future medical care, physical therapy, and pain and suffering. If your life was disrupted by a careless property owner, drunk driver, or any other form of negligence, call us today to schedule your free consultation with our Hawaii personal injury lawyers.

How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Kalawao County Personal Injury Case?

If you were injured due to the negligence of another individual or entity, you will need to establish the fault of the other party and also prove that you have actual damages that resulted from the incident. To be eligible to file a personal injury claim in Hawaii, you must prove that the defendant was the direct cause of your injuries as well as the nature and scope of your damages. If you are able to prove both of these elements, you most likely have a valid case.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do You Handle?

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we handle a variety of personal injury cases including:

  • Birth injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Construction and worksite accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Drunk driving injuries
  • Maui wildfires
  • Medical malpractice
  • Moped and motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Product liability
  • Sexual assault/Sexual abuse
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Wrongful death

What Damages Can I Recover in a Kalawao Personal Injury Claim?

The specifics of every personal injury case are different, however, here are the three basic categories all damages generally fall into:

  • Economic damages: Economic damages compensate the victim for financial losses incurred through hospital bills, property damage repairs or replacements, and lost income.
  • Non-economic damages: These cover emotional damages such as loss of fellowship, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
  • Punitive damages: In rare cases, a court might award punitive damages in order to penalize the liable party and discourage similar future acts of negligence or unlawfulness.


How Can a Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me? 

If the at-fault party or their insurer is refusing to offer you fair financial compensation, you need to reach out to an experienced Kalawao personal injury lawyer for help. We can help you fight for a fair settlement or jury award that covers all the costs you have incurred as well as compensates you for your suffering and even your future lost earning capacity if you are permanently disabled due to the accident.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Hawaii?

Any personal injury claim filed in Hawaii is subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a deadline imposed on anyone who brings a claim of personal injury. If the plaintiff fails to settle their case or file a lawsuit before the statute lapses, they lose their right to recover any financial compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Since the statute of limitations can vary depending on the facts of your case, it is crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases.

What is the Modified Comparative Negligence Doctrine?

In a personal injury claim, a negligence doctrine is a state’s legal structure for determining how the plaintiff’s actions affect their ability to recover compensation. Hawaii abides by the comparative negligence doctrine. This structure decreases the total compensation available to a plaintiff in proportion to their degree of fault. As long as the plaintiff is not more than 50% liable for the accident, they should still be able to collect partial compensation.

Talk to a Kalawao County Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in an accident in Hawaii and suspect you might have a valid personal injury claim, call the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Hawaii personal injury attorneys.

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