If you've been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our West Loch Estate personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner to find out your legal options.
West Loch Estate is home to more than 6,100 people, and thousands more travel through and visit every year. While the community is considered to be a safe area, accidents can happen. When they are due to someone else’s negligence, the liable party can be required to pay compensation for any injuries that occur.
A personal injury lawyer for the West Loch Estate area can help you obtain compensation after being injured in an accident. Personal injuries can happen due to car wrecks, boating accidents, swimming pool accidents, in the workplace, and more. No matter the exact circumstances leading to your injuries, if someone else caused it, you have the right to seek to be made whole.
If you do find yourself in a situation where you need to think about filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone who caused you harm, give our West Loch Estate personal injury lawyers a call. We are passionate about helping people put their lives back together after being injured, and we have been very successful for decades at getting the maximum possible amounts for our clients.
Contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation so you can tell us about your situation, and we can advise you on what your options are moving forward.
Damages Our Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help You Recover
When people are involved in accidents, they often suffer serious injuries that force them out of work for an extended period of time. Dealing with the towering financial consequences of an accident can be devastating. Not only does the injured person suffer, but their families often feel the pain as well due to the huge financial strain such a situation creates.
That’s why our Honolulu personal injury law firm, Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, is committed to helping injured parties recover fair compensation. You might be surprised to find out what you are entitled to collect for a personal injury case. Every case is different, but in general, here are some of the damages we can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Long-term medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Lost future income capacity
- Loss of consortium
Damages are generally divided into two categories, economic and non-economic. The economic damages are the ones you can show documentation for exact dollar amounts, such as your medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.
Non-economic damages refer to the other ways you have suffered, such as physical and emotional pain, loss of relations with your spouse, and more. These damages, while harder to quantify, generally will be higher the more severe your injury is.
Common Injuries Suffered in Accidents in West Loch Estate
While every accident has unique circumstances, the injuries that result are often in one of the following categories.
- Broken bones and compound fractures
- Loss of limbs
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
If you were left with a serious injury as a result of an accident in West Loch Estate or anywhere in Hawaii, you should seek assistance from a lawyer right away. We understand that no one loves the idea of filing a lawsuit, but it becomes necessary when you have expenses piling up. There is no reason why you should have to suffer financially when someone else caused this to happen. Most of the time, as with car wrecks, for example, the person liable for your accident will have an insurance policy that will cover your damages. Even if you think the person who harmed you cannot afford to pay, it is worth talking to a lawyer.
Beyond that, it is important to hold people responsible for the damage they cause with their negligent behavior. This helps to make Hawaii safer for everyone by trying to deter negligent behavior in the future.
Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injuries can happen anytime, anywhere. They happen on land, on sea, in the air, at friends’ and families’ houses, at businesses and just about anywhere else you can think of. Here are the most common personal injury cases we have seen in our many years of serving residents and visitors of Hawaii.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of people across our state every day. Most of the time, these crashes are caused by distracted driving, impaired motorists, and other acts of negligence while operating their vehicles. A motor vehicle accident claim may involve any of the following.
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Moped and Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) cases
If you are hurt in any type of motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. It is important to be evaluated for any injuries you may have that are not readily apparent, such as internal bleeding, and damage to your spinal cord or brain. It is also important to establish your injuries in official medical records immediately after the accident, so that in the event you do need to file a personal injury lawsuit later, you will have proper documentation connecting the accident to your injuries.
Getting Hurt on the Job
Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured in accidents while at work. When this happens, it can disrupt your life and leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do. You may need to file a workers’ compensation claim through your place of employment, which can help cover your medical expenses and time off work. However, it may be necessary to file a personal injury claim as well.
Here are some of the most common types of workplace accidents we see:
- Construction site accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Caught between accidents
- Transportation accidents
- Fire incidents
- Over-exertion/repetitive stress injuries
- Chemical exposures
To pursue a personal injury claim for a workplace injury, you will need to seek legal counsel to help you build your claim and make a demand for payment. We offer free consultations, so there is no reason to wait another day to find out your best path forward from a trusted legal professional.
Being injured in a medical setting is especially devastating because we trust our doctors, nurses, and hospitals with our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Unfortunately, every year, hundreds of thousands of people in America are harmed as a result of negligent medical professionals. If you or someone you love have suffered an injury as a result of a negligent doctor, nurse, or another medical professional, you deserve justice.
For decades, the Honolulu personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have fought on behalf of people across the state of Hawaii who have been injured in various types of medical malpractice incidents, including:
- Hospital malpractice (faulty policies or practices)
- Birth injury
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Surgical negligence
- Emergency room error
- Diagnostic error
- Nursing error
- Medication / Pharmaceutical error
- Laboratory error
Schedule a free case evaluation with our lawyers if you or your loved one has been harmed in a medical setting. You only have a limited time to file your claim, and your lawyer will need time to thoroughly review the medical records and other evidence related to the case before filing your claim.
Premises Liability Claims
A premises liability claim arises when a person is injured while on someone else’s property. This can happen at grocery stores, in parking lots, and even at a friend’s house. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims that we see in Hawaii include:
- Dog bites and attacks
- Lacerations and scarring caused by broken glass
- Swimming pools accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assaults resulting from inadequate security measures
- Toxic chemical/fume exposure incidents
- Fire incidents
- Negligent security measures
- Water leak/flooding accidents
- Elevator and escalator incidents
- Negligent maintenance
- Lack of warning signs
- Inadequate lighting
- Slippery walkways
Property owners and managers have an obligation to maintain the safety of their property to a standard that is considered reasonable by law. Things like broken stairs or hand rails or slippery floors can easily lead to a catastrophic injury. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact our West Loch Estate personal injury lawyer to discuss your case free of charge.
No matter what type of accident you are involved in, there is a chance that you will suffer a serious injury that requires medical attention. In some cases, injured parties suffer catastrophic injuries that demand both immediate and long-term care and could potentially render you disabled permanently. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries arising in personal injury matters include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- The loss of vision (acquired blindness)
- The loss of hearing (acquired deafness)
- Traumatic brain injuries
The cases involving catastrophic injuries require highly skilled attorneys who fully understand all of the potential ramifications of such injuries, including how expensive they will be over the course of the injured person’s life. To be properly compensated for a catastrophic injury, your attorney will need to have extensive experience in handling claims similar to yours in the past. There are many factors that must be considered when making your demand for compensation, including your lost earning capacity if you are unable to return to work or unable to follow the same career path that you would have had you not been harmed.
Wrongful Death Claims
Sadly, some people lose their lives due to others’ negligent or reckless behavior. If you lose a loved one in this manner, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the liable party or parties. Only certain family members are allowed by law to file the claim, so it is important to contact our law firm as soon as possible to find out who in your family should file the claim. You may be able to get compensation for things like funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost income, and more.
As with any personal injury claim, it is essential that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Waiting can jeopardize your chances of making a full and timely recovery. Contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
Let Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner Help You Get Justice
Our lawyers truly value our clients. We want everyone we serve to feel like family when they visit our Honolulu law office. Since 1971, we have worked tirelessly to help the people in our communities feel seen, heard, and valued after being harmed by the negligence of others.
We hope you never get injured, but if you do, we will be there to help you recover and get your life back on track.
If you need guidance today about your situation, contact our Honolulu personal injury attorneys today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule your free case review. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we obtain compensation for you, and we will never ask for a retainer or any upfront payment.