Nanakuli, HI – Crash on Farrington Hwy Leaves Teen, Three Others in Serious Condition
October 21, 2022
Nanakuli, HI (October 21, 2022) – A two-vehicle collision on Thursday, October 20th left four people with serious injuries.
Emergency Medical Services said the incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on Farrington Highway in the area of Lualualei Naval Road.in Nanakuli
EMS aided four patients, all in serious condition, before transporting them to a local hospital. The youngest victim was a 15-year-old child.
A fifth victim declined medical treatment.
The cause of the crash is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Hawaii
A personal injury suit allows victims to claim economic damages, such as medical costs and lost income, as well as noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
Proving these kinds of cases demands an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who understands the many nuances of Hawaii’s car insurance laws, to find other sources of reimbursement, like uninsured motorist coverage in cases involving a driver with no insurance, or underinsurance motorist coverage in cases involving a driver with inadequate coverage.
Similar to other no-fault insurance states, Hawaii also sets a tort threshold for suing the negligent driver in a traffic accident. In Hawaii, you may only file a personal injury suit if:
- You sustained severe or permanent injuries like the loss of a bodily function, loss of a body part, or disfigurement
- You amassed medical expenses and other related damages totaling $5,000 or more
The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Hawaii is two years from the day of your accident. Most insurance carriers, however, will not wait that long for you to make your claim. Car insurance policies typically contain provisions that you have to make your claim promptly, which generally means within a few days.
This threshold only applies to personal injury claims as Hawaii has no value restriction for filing a suit for property damage. The two-year statute of limitations still applies to property lawsuits and the same prompt reporting requirements apply to insurance claims.
Our Honolulu vehicle 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.
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.
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.