Wahiawa, HI – Man Injured Following Traffic Crash on Kamehameha Hwy Near Avocado St
November 12, 2022
Wahiawa, HI (November 12, 2022) – Officers from the Honolulu Police Department as well as several other emergency response crews were dispatched to the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident on Saturday, November 12th in Wahiawa.
The collision took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Kamehameha Highway in the area of Avocado Street, close to Goodies Market.
Paramedics were also requested to the area. Upon their arrival, they discovered that one victim, a man believed to be in his 30s, sustained critical injuries during the accident. He was taken by ambulance to a regional trauma center for immediate evaluation and treatment. It is unknown if anyone else was injured.
A traffic investigation team was on the scene, working to establish the cause of the crash. No specific details have been provided. At least one tow truck was called to the area to help clear the wreckage from the roadway.
This accident remains under police investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Hawaii
Victims of Hawaii motor vehicle accidents are able to seek damages, like medical bills, lost earnings, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering through a personal injury lawsuit.
In Hawaii, the statute of limitations on these kinds of claims is exactly two years from the cause of action. The majority of insurance companies, however, are not going to wait that long for you to file. Auto insurance policies often contain conditions stating that you must file your claim in a timely manner, by which they mean within a few days.
Establishing liability for these types of accidents requires a skilled and professional personal injury attorney who knows the various ins and outs of the state’s laws concerning auto insurance. A reliable attorney will also be able to find other potential sources of remuneration, including uninsured motorist coverage for accidents involving drivers with no auto insurance, or underinsurance motorist coverage for accidents involving drivers with insufficient coverage.
Just like any other no-fault insurance state, the state of Hawaii also places a minimum injury severity threshold on victims. Once this threshold is reached, the victim is eligible to sue the negligent driver for damages. In Hawaii, this point is reached when:
- The victim accumulates medical costs and other associated damages worth more than $5,000.
- The victim sustained a critical or permanent injury such as disfigurement, the loss of a body part, or the loss of a bodily function.
It is important to note that this limitation is only applicable to personal injury cases since Hawaii has no such limitation on lawsuits concerning property damage, although the two-year filing deadline does apply to both.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our attorneys provide their clients with peace of mind. While you are recovering from your injuries, we are hard at work, getting you the financial compensation the law entitles you to for your losses. 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.
Contact our car accident lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free review of your potential personal injury case.
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.