Maui, HI – Serious Auto Collision on Pi’ikea Ave near S. Kihei Rd
June 27, 2023
Maui, HI (June 23, 2023) – A car accident happened in Maui on the evening of June 23. At around 10:00 p.m., responders were dispatched to the scene of a crash to help those involved.
EMTs and police were seen at the crash site located on Pi’ikea Avenue and South Kihei Road. At least one individual was in need of medical care due to the extent of their injuries.
Traffic was blocked for several hours while emergency responders worked to help the people involved and transport them to the hospital. Police were working to investigate the details of the incident while fire crews were clearing the wreckage from the road.
The incident blocked the road for an extended time period, causing significant delays in traffic. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash at this time.
We hope for the full recovery of the people involved.
Hawaii Car Crashes
Motor vehicle accidents across the island of Hawaii repeatedly result in catastrophic injuries and severe property damage. The vehicles involved are often rendered undrivable, and occupants lose their lives in the most severe instances. Regardless of the seriousness of an automobile collision, however, there are a few things that always ring true. Without a doubt, insurance companies will be involved.
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 person
- $10,000 in property damage liability per accident
- $40,000 per accident/$20,000 per person bodily injury liability
All other forms of insurance coverage are optional, including uninsured and underinsured coverage, collision and comprehensive, funeral benefits, death benefits, and alternative care such as naturopathy or acupuncture, just to name a few.
Hawaii follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which means, for example, in a two-vehicle crash, it might be determined that both drivers have contributed to some percentage of the negligence.
The modified comparative negligence rule, also called the 51% rule, states that if your percentage of fault is greater than 50%, you are barred from obtaining any financial compensation from the other driver.
Hawaii also adheres to a no-fault auto insurance policy, meaning that, barring severe injuries, you will have to pursue compensation from your own insurance policy and its personal injury protection. No-fault policies only apply to injuries, not to any form of property damage. The at-fault party is liable for those.
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.
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