Have you been injured in an accident in Keaau, HI, due to the negligence of someone else? You may have legal options available. Contact our personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner today for a free consultation.
Home to more than 1,200 people, the community of Keaau, HI, offers endless activities for residents and visitors alike to embark on. Whether you are in the area visiting family, checking out the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center, or visiting the Haena Beach Trail, you can generally do so without any issues. Sometimes though, accidents do happen, and when they do, it is often due to someone’s negligent or reckless actions.
After getting injured in an accident, whether it happens in a car, on a boat, or in some other capacity, you will likely start to see expenses pile up immediately. Not only will you have to miss work for a period of time while you recover, but at the same time, you will be faced with mounting medical bills.
Because of the many challenges faced by those injured, the law in Hawaii gives all people the right to bring a personal injury claim against liable parties in order to be compensated for all they’ve lost. While filing a lawsuit is probably not at the top of your list of things you want to do, it may become necessary as you begin to feel the financial strain of your situation.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we have built our careers on helping people in these tough situations put the pieces of their lives back together. We hope you never need our help, but if you do, we bring decades of experience to every case we handle. Our reputation across the islands is that we know how to get the best possible settlements for every person we represent. You deserve to be able to pay your bills and afford the medical care you require to recover after being hurt in an accident that you did not cause.
Cases We Handle
Selecting a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling cases similar to yours will ensure that your legal issues are handled appropriately with care and consideration. Our team of lawyers representing Keeau residents and visitors has experience with many different kinds of personal injury matters, including but not limited to the following:
- Motor vehicle accident cases:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Moped accidents
- Premises liability claims:
- Slip and fall cases
- Trip and fall cases
- Dog attacks
- Inadequate security incidents
- Medical malpractice:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injury cases
- Hospital negligence
- ER negligence
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Product liability litigation
- Wrongful death cases
Knowing the ins and outs of each of these kinds of cases is crucial to securing the maximum possible compensation for you and your family. If you were injured due to a surgical error, for example, you need an attorney who understands what details to look for in your medical records to make a strong, evidence-based claim against the liable party or parties.
Damages You May Recover in a Keaau Injury Claim
Residents or visitors of Keeau who are injured in accidents have the right to be compensated by the entity that caused their harm for their related losses and damages. Many people don’t realize that this can include a lot more than just medical bills or lost wages. Though those are two very important damages to be included in your claim, your lawyer may also advise you to make a claim for:
- Lost earning capacity (future wages)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of household services
If your loved one died as a result of a negligent party, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Similar to other personal injury claims, it allows you to seek to be compensated for the loss of your family member. You can pursue reimbursement for things like funeral costs, burial expenses, medical bills, as well as lost income. By law, only certain people related to the deceased person can file the claim, so check with us to find out more about your particular situation.
In the aftermath of your accident, you may be tempted to accept the first offer presented to you by the insurance company for the defendant. However, this offer is typically for a far lower amount than you will actually need to cover all your expenses going forward. This is another reason why having a highly skilled Keaau personal injury lawyer is so important; our years of experience mean we know how to properly calculate your damages to ensure you get enough compensation to take care of your needs and allow you to move on with your life.
Our Track Record Speaks for Itself
Our personal injury lawyers take great pride in our proven track record of success when it comes to litigating personal injury lawsuits on behalf of our clients. We have many client testimonials available for you to read on our website, and we also have achieved many notable verdicts and settlements, including:
- $19,250,000 for two wrongful deaths: This refers to a case in which two people died as a result of another party’s negligence.
- $11,760,000 for a pedestrian accident: This refers to a personal injury lawsuit where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, resulting in injuries.
- $4,900,000 for spinal cord injury: The claimant suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of the accident.
- $4,300,000 award for a spinal cord injury: This claim was provided for a claimant who suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident.
- $3,125,000 for catastrophic injury: This was provided to a person who suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of another person.
- $2,500,000 for drunk driving: This award was provided for a claimant who was seriously hurt by a drunk driver.
We truly care about each client we represent and the communities we serve. We want you to feel like family when you come to our firm for help because we understand that you probably would not reach out to us unless you were going through a very challenging time in your life. The reason we have been so successful at achieving favorable outcomes for our clients is because we are passionate about our work. Not only are we able to help our clients rebuild their lives, but we are doing our part to hold people who act negligently accountable, which ultimately helps to make Hawaii a safer place for everyone.
Call Our Honolulu Personal Injury Law Firm Today
Even though a serious accident can have an overwhelming impact on your health and well-being, don’t give up. Let us be a beacon of light for you on your journey as you navigate your new normal and try to figure out the best path forward for you and your family. Though your future may not look as you planned it before you got injured or lost someone you love, we can help make things look a bit brighter by helping to secure your financial future.
Hiring a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to represent you throughout the legal claims process can make a world of difference when it comes to getting justice for you or your loved one. While you may be concerned about the cost of hiring a lawyer, the truth is that we make our services available to everyone by operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that no matter your current economic status, we can get started on your case right away. We will only get paid when you obtain compensation, and if we don’t help you do that, we don’t get paid. Our fee is literally contingent upon the success of your case, so that’s how you know we will be dedicated from the first day you come in for your free consultation until the day your case is over, whether it comes by negotiating a settlement with the insurance company or a jury verdict.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our attorneys are passionate about advocating for injury victims in Hawaii. We strive to provide the highest quality legal representation and work hard to ensure that justice is served and our clients get the outcome they deserve. With more than five decades of collective experience handling personal injury claims, you can trust that there is no one else who will serve you better than us.
Don’t wait any longer to take the first step of calling our office. There is a statute of limitations for personal injury matters, meaning you only have a limited amount of time to file your claim before you will be forever barred from doing so.
To set up your free consultation, you can dial 808-537-2525 right now to get scheduled. Let us handle fighting for fair compensation while your focus is where it should be: on your recovery.