Honolulu, HI – Traffic Crash Ends in Injuries on Hau St near Mokauea St
September 4, 2023
Honolulu, HI (September 4, 2023) – On the morning of September 1, a serious car accident was reported to police in Honolulu. Responders went to the crash site at around 11:21 a.m. to render aid to those involved and determine how the incident occurred.
Sources say the crash happened at around 11:21 a.m. on Hau Street near Mokauea Street. Two or more cars crashed in the area, resulting in injuries and traffic back-ups.
Currently, police in Honolulu are still investigating the circumstances of the incident. The names of the involved parties have not been reported at this time.
Local drivers were forced to use alternate routes of travel while the crash site was active with first responders.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of those involved in this car crash in Honolulu.
Hawaii Car Crashes
Motor vehicle collisions that take place throughout the island of Hawaii often result in severe injuries as well as property damage for everyone involved. The collisions often render vehicles inoperable, and, in the most severe circumstances, individuals end up losing their lives. Despite the severity of a car crash, however, a few circumstances always remain the same. Undoubtedly, insurance companies will always be involved if there is significant property damage and/or injuries.
As with the insurance requirements in most states, the required minimum coverage in Hawaii is fairly low, especially when a serious injury that costs an average of $20,000 in medical bills and an emergency room visit is involved.
Hawaii requires all drivers to purchase and maintain the following:
- $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection per individual
- $10,000 in property damage liability per crash
- $40,000 per accident/$20,000 per individual bodily injury liability
All other forms of insurance coverage are optional, including comprehensive, uninsured, and underinsured coverage, funeral benefits, death benefits, and alternative care such as acupuncture or naturopathy, just to mention a few.
Hawaii adheres to a modified comparative negligence rule, which means, for example, in a two-car accident, it might be determined that both motorists had a part in contributing to some part of the negligence that caused the collision.
The modified comparative negligence rule, also referred to as the 51% rule, states that if your percentage of fault is over 50%, you are legally unable to obtain any financial compensation from the other driver involved in the crash.
Hawaii also adheres to a no-fault auto insurance policy. This means that, barring severe injuries, you will have to pursue compensation from your own insurance policy and its personal injury protection. No-fault policies do not apply to any form of property damage, only to injuries. The at-fault party is responsible for any property damage that may have occurred.
At the law offices of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide our clients with peace of mind. While you are healing from your injuries, we are working to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages.
Contact our vehicle collision attorneys today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim. Our Hawaii car accident lawyers have years 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.
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 incorrect information, 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 was not taken at the actual accident scene. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately.