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Hilo, HI – Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Kanoelehua Ave

October 18, 2022

Hilo, HI (October 18, 2022) – On Sunday, October 16th afternoon, a man was killed during a motorcycle accident in Hilo. 

The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. when a 1997 Toyota Tacoma and a 2019 Honda motorcycle collided in the area of Kanoelehua Avenue and East Kawili Street. 

The motorcyclist was unresponsive in the roadway. Paramedics took him to Hilo Medical Center where he passed away.  

The driver of the pickup, a 32-year-old male, escaped injury. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities in Hawaii

Hilo, HI - Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Kanoelehua Ave

Following a serious motorcycle accident, victims or their surviving family members must deal with the adversarial process of communicating with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. The insurance provider is under no obligation to provide benefits to or negotiate in good faith with an injured accident victim if they can categorically prove that their policyholder was not responsible for the accident. 

The sooner an insurance adjuster can speak with the victim, the more evidence they can collect to use against them in future negotiations.

Often, the only way to obtain a fair settlement award for an injury or wrongful death is to file a suit and litigate the claim. Insurance companies also have a reputation for forcing cases to trial. A common tactic employed by insurers is to stall the legal process as long as possible hoping that the claimant or their family will eventually concede defeat. 

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we routinely counteract these kinds of delay strategies through assertive litigation and the willingness to see your wrongful death case through trial. 

If your family member died in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, we are here for you. We provide free initial consultations and never collect payment until your case settles in your favor. 

Our Hilo wrongful death lawyers have decades of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.

Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim. 

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post is not of the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is legal advice or medical advice. If an accident leaves you injured, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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