Have you been hurt in an accident as a result of another person's actions? Call our Waimānalo personal injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner to see how we can help.
The small community of Waimānalo Beach, located on the eastern end of Oahu, is home to more than 4,800 people. Because of the picturesque views in the area, it is also a very popular tourist location. In fact, every year, Waimānalo Beach draws in tens of thousands of tourists from across the globe.
Typically, the area is safe for visitors and residents alike. However, as with anywhere else, accidents do happen occasionally, and often, they are a result of someone’s negligence. Whether you are dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, workplace injury, or something else, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the person or entity that caused you harm. There are often insurance policies in place that can be accessed to cover your damages. This is common with car accidents, for example.
When the time comes to file a claim, you need legal representation. That’s where our Waimānalo Beach personal injury attorney can be of great value. Having experienced lawyers who have handled cases with circumstances similar to yours is essential to getting the best possible outcome for your case. You need to be able to establish liability, and there are many different factors that must be considered to determine the overall value of your damages.
Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner’s experienced personal injury lawyers have fought diligently for decades to help injured people across Hawaii get fairly compensated after being injured by the negligence or recklessness of others. We are passionate about helping people move on with their lives after going through such a disruptive and challenging life experience.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle
A personal injury can happen in many different ways. When we go out into the world every day and interact with others, we have a duty of care to the community to behave in a manner that is reasonably safe for others. For example, drivers have a duty to everyone else on the roadways to operate their vehicles in accordance with all traffic regulations, to help ensure the safety of all. Property owners, including businesses, have a duty to visitors to their property to maintain a reasonably safe environment free from hazards. When this duty of safety is breached, and someone gets hurt, you have the right under Hawaii civil law to seek compensation from the party who acted negligently. While not comprehensive, below is a list of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits we see in Hawaii:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing error
- Emergency room error
- Diagnostic error
- Surgical negligenceAnesthesia malpractice
- Hospital malpractice (faulty policies or practices)
- Birth injury
- Laboratory error
- Pharmaceutical error
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Catastrophic injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injury
- Helicopter accidents
- Scuba and snorkeling accidents
- Parasailing and other boating accidents
- Ocean drowning incidents
- Product liability cases
- Wrongful death
If you have been involved in any of the above accidents, call our office for a free case review. We can hear the details of your case and advise you on the best path forward. If we think we can help you secure fair compensation, we will take your case on a contingency fee, meaning our fee will come out of your final settlement or award amount, without ever having to pay us an hourly rate or any out-of-pocket fees. If we are unable to get you compensated for your injuries, you will owe us nothing.
Personal Injury Lawyers Who Fight For You
Having an experienced and skilled Waimānalo Beach personal injury attorney on your side will make a huge difference in terms of how well you fare in seeking compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies typically will try anything to get out of having to pay your claim, including taking advantage of anyone who isn’t represented by legal counsel.
In addition to the legal protection that comes with having our team on your side, you will also be able to focus on your recovery instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to make sense of the complex legal system. We will handle everything from the gathering of evidence to presenting your claim in court if necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Some of the ways our personal injury lawyer can help you include:
- Investigating your accident: Our lawyers will collect and analyze all pertinent evidence, including medical records, police reports, photographs, videos, witness statements, and anything else that may be relevant to your case.
- Work with experts: We have access to the best experts to help prove liability and determine the full spectrum of damages owed.
- Negotiate: We will skilfully negotiate on your behalf to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages. We will never settle for less than you deserve.
- Represent you in court: Whenever necessary, our Waimānalo Beach personal injury lawyer will argue your case in court when a settlement cannot be reached prior to trial.
Common Injuries from Accidents
People who are involved in accidents of any kind can suffer severe and life-altering injuries. Many injured parties are forced out of work for several weeks or even indefinitely as they recover. Quite often, those harmed have to go through months of therapy and rehabilitation.
Although no two accidents are alike, here are some of the most common injuries we see with our personal injury clients:
- Burn injuries
- Bone fractures
- Catastrophic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe cuts, scrapes, and abrasions
- Chemical exposure injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Head injuries
- Neck and soft tissue injuries
These and other serious injuries demand immediate and long-term care. Sometimes, filing a personal injury claim is the only way to ensure you get all of the care and treatment you will need to make a full recovery. In the event that your insurance or the insurance for the responsible party refuses to pay for a particular treatment you need, you may still be able to get care by promising to pay once your case settles.
Damages for People Harmed in Personal Injury Accidents
Being hurt as a result of another person’s actions can result in an array of financial consequences. In Hawaii, you have the right to seek compensation for all of those expenses that come with being injured due to someone else’s negligence. Any of the following expenses may potentially be part of your claim, depending on the unique circumstances of your case. First, you can claim economic losses, such as:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Property damages
- Long-term medical expenses
In addition, we help injured parties seek financial compensation for non-economic damages, like:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent scarring and disfigurements
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disabilities
Your Waimānalo Beach personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for every relevant expense or loss you have experienced due to your injuries. Contact us anytime for a free case review if you would like to know what damages you can claim.
Losing a loved one is devastating, no matter the circumstances. When their death is a result of a person’s careless actions, it just makes it even worse. Though we cannot go back in time and change what happened, we can help your family recover compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. The damages you can claim in this kind of personal injury suit include funeral and burial costs, medical bills, and in some cases, loss of companionship, services, parental guidance, and more.
Our lawyers truly understand the suffering that families are forced to endure after suffering the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one. We truly care about helping you gain closure and move forward in the best possible way. Only certain family members by law are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, so call our office anytime to find out who that would be in your case.
Contact Your Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Every year, people in Waimānalo Beach and across the state of Hawaii are hurt in accidents through no fault of their own. Injured parties are often unaware of the legal options available to help them move forward. Those harmed can benefit greatly by seeking legal services from a knowledgeable injury attorney as soon as possible.
With more than 30 years of experience, the Waimanalo personal injury lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have worked diligently to help residents of Waimānalo Beach and across the entire state get justice after being hurt in accidents, and we can help you too.
Contact our Hawaii personal injury lawyers today by calling 808-537-2525. Schedule a free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience to get started on your personal injury case.