Maunalua Bay, HI – Recreational Diver Injured During Commercial Boat Tour
April 19, 2022
Maunalua Bay, HI (April 19, 2022) – Honolulu Emergency Services responded to reports of an injured diver near Maunalua Bay on Monday, April 18th.
At about 9:30 a.m., local paramedics received a 911 regarding a 34-year-old male who sustained a case of decompression sickness while participating in a commercial tour given by a local boat company.
The man was located, given preliminary care, and then admitted to the emergency room of a local medical facility. His current condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Recreational Injuries in Hawaii
Hawaii has a well-earned reputation as an excellent place for outdoor activities. The year-round mild weather and accessibility to both the ocean and mountains offer an ideal setting for both tourists and locals to enjoy a wide variety of activities.
There are, however, many activities and tour operators who fail to implement the safety measures needed to keep their participants safe. It is also not uncommon for employees to have received little to no training and for equipment to have been improperly maintained.
In Hawaii, there are numerous activities that pose a threat of injury to participants, such as jet skiing, ziplining, scuba diving, horseback riding, boating, and many others.
If you were injured while participating in an organized activity or tour, you might be entitled to seek financial compensation.
Oahu Tourist Injury Lawyer
It seems to be common practice for activity and tour operators to blame their patrons for their own injuries. Accident reports drawn up by managers or their employees often create a false narrative that fails to reflect what actually happened. The purpose of this is, of course, to protect the company from liability. At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our Hawaii recreational injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine if negligent conduct by the operators or owners contributed to your injuries.
Almost all recreational activities make participants sign a waiver before they can participate. Activity and tour operators do this to safeguard their company from liability when patrons are injured.
It is a misconception that signing a waiver automatically bars an injured patron from filing a personal injury claim. Waivers only provide protection against fully disclosed inherent dangers associated with the activity. Operators are also required to ensure that their participants are physically able to partake and are provided with all necessary instructions. If an operator failed to do so, your waiver is invalid.
Our personal injury attorneys in Hawaii can examine your signed waiver along with all of its provisions and contents to establish the extent of its validity.
When you contact our Hawaii vacation accident lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can rest assured that we will start work on your case right away. We work diligently to make sure that our client’s rights are protected and that they receive the compensation the law entitles them to.
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.