Nānākuli, HI – Farrington Hwy and Helelua St Site of Serious Injury Accident, Oil Spill
October 6, 2022
Nānākuli, HI (October 06, 2022) – Local law enforcement officers responded to the scene of a car accident in Nānākuli on Thursday, October 6th.
According to officials, a collision involving several vehicles happened on Farrington Highway in the area of the Helelua Street intersection at about 11:40 a.m.
Both sides of the roadway were closed down as paramedics attended to victims, tow trucks hauled away the vehicles, and a HAZMAT crew was deployed to clean up a 20-foot oil spill resulting from the impact.
No details were provided on the total number of victims or the severity of their injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Hawaii
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 follows 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 (provision first.
No-fault policies only apply to injuries, not to any form of property damage. The at-fault party is liable for those.
Hawaii requires all drivers to purchase and maintain:
- $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.
As with the insurance requirements in most states, the required minimum coverage 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.
Contact our vehicle collision attorneys today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim.
Our Honolulu 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.
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.
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.