Kapolei, HI – Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash on Hanua St
June 6, 2022
Kapolei, HI (June 05, 2022) – According to Honolulu police, a man was killed during a two-vehicle collision on died in a crash early Monday, May 30th in Kapolei.
The incident took place at about 4:30 a.m. when the victim, identified only as a 57-year-old man from Waipahu, collided with another vehicle as they were traveling northbound along Hanua Street.
The victim died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Police are still working to determine the cause of this crash, but have ruled out speed, alcohol, and drugs as factors.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Hawaii
When someone’s negligence, malfeasance, action, or inaction causes the death of another, certain surviving relatives are eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.
While we understand that there is no amount of money that can bring back your loved one, a well-constructed wrongful death claim can give grieving relatives a measure of justice as well as the financial compensation they are entitled to for their losses.
Based on the events surrounding the death, compensation could be available for multiple damages such as:
- Cremation expenses/Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the death
- Loss of family and household services
- Lost economic aid and lost earning
- Loss of care and guidance
- Loss of companionship and consortium
A wrongful death action is a civil claim, meaning they are addressed in a civil court and are differentiated from any and all criminal cases involving the respondent.
Due to being a civil claim, wrongful death actions center on adjudicating whether the respondent is answerable for the losses endured by the victim and their surviving family. Comparable to other types of civil injury cases, those who bring a claim of wrongful death will be required to show that the respondent is liable for their loved one’s passing via negligence or, in accordance with liability laws, is otherwise liable.
A compassionate wrongful death lawyer from our law firm can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you want after enduring the unexpected loss of a member of your family.
In the event that their death was caused by a driver who was under the influence, abuse in a nursing home, an improperly installed handrail in a stairwell, a defective smoke detector, or any other unlawful or negligent act, taking immediate legal action will ensure that your lawyer has enough time to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and build a solid case.
At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our experienced legal team is committed to providing personalized and prudent legal services to wrongful death victims and their grieving families.
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 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.