If you have been injured in a car accident on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, or Hawaii Island, it’s important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Waiting too long could mean that critical evidence may be lost, and witnesses may become unreachable.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our experienced car accident lawyers have spent decades dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and have helped clients cover the cost of treatment and get the maximum compensation they deserve to try to put their lives back together.
Experience Matters When Working With A Car Accident Attorney In Hawaii
We understand the time after a car accident can be stressful, challenging and confusing. There are lots of questions about who is at fault, how insurance will work, who will pay for mounting medical bills, and how to manage not being able to work or go to school. It can feel daunting and overwhelming to handle this alone.
Your first step is to get in touch with us so we can help you determine the best course of legal action. Our team of compassionate and caring Honolulu car accident attorneys are here to take care of the legal hassles so you can focus on your physical recovery and putting your life back together. At the same time, we will concentrate on obtaining the maximum compensation for your case. We have been helping people injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents for more than 40 years.
Call us at (808) 537-2525 for a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options. We are available 24/7.
Hawaii Car Accidents And Justice
Catastrophic auto accidents can result in severe spinal cord, neck, and brain injuries or, even more tragically, wrongful death. Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident or those who have been injured in an auto accident have the right to pursue compensation from the driver who was responsible.
The amount of compensation recovered can be, in significant part, a result of the effectiveness of your Hawaii car accident attorney.
What Compensation Can I Expect?
Compensation in your case depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries and the long-term consequences for you and your family. In general, however, most people injured in car accidents can recover compensation for whatever losses and expenses resulted from their injuries, including:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses and long-term care expenses
- Lost wages, future lost wages, and diminished earning capacity
- Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death By Car Or Truck Accident
Too many people in Hawaii lose their lives on our roads. Often these wrongful deaths are the result of drunk or impaired drivers, reckless commercial truck operators or defective automobiles or trucks.
We will thoroughly investigate why your loved one lost his or her life and then set about holding the wrongdoers responsible. The wrongdoers can be drunk drivers, bars or restaurants that overserved drivers, defective cars or trucks, commercial truck drivers who disregard the safety of other on the roadway, drivers who chose to text and drive or be otherwise distracted, drivers who chose to run red lights, and drivers who otherwise ignore the rules of the road. Whatever, the cause, we will get to the bottom of what happened and seek to hold the wrongdoers and their insurance companies fully responsible for the consequences.
In Hawaii, the family of someone who is wrongfully killed may seek compensation for their loses, including the loss of the care, comfort and support of the person who has died. The estate of the person who has lost his or her life is also entitled to money for pain and suffering before death, the loss of enjoyment of life that the person would have experienced if not wrongfully killed, and the loss of lifetime earnings.
If we can help, please call us at 808-537-2525 for a free consultation. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day.
What To Do After A Car Accident In Hawaii
The time after a car accident can be incredibly stressful. You may be injured or coping with a loved one’s death at the same time you are dealing with financial concerns and trying to learn about the insurance system and your legal rights. Your actions after a crash can have a big impact on your ability to get full compensation for your losses. Our Honolulu car accident lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner are here for you. Discover some of the things you should do immediately after you experience a car crash.
Call the police – The police should come to the scene of the crash and write a comprehensive accident report. The report may include the suspected cause of the crash if it can be determined. The report may also include contact information for each driver involved. You can obtain a copy of this report, and it may be used as evidence in a car accident claim.
If you can, take pictures and get the names of witnesses – If you can do so, take pictures. Many times the injured person is unable or unconscious and police reports typically contain the names of the witnesses and sometimes pictures and diagrams of what happened.
Get Evaluated – All too often, in the rush of adrenaline that follows an accident, injured people believe that they will be able to shake it off and will be alright and then within 24 hours realize that they have a serious injury that is getting worse. The safest course is to be evaluated so the doctors can determine the extent of your injury and prescribe the appropriate treatments.
Call a Hawaii personal injury attorney – Insurance companies do not look out for you after a crash, and you have a limited period to act to obtain compensation for car accident losses. A car accident lawyer at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner in Honolulu can help preserve and maximize your claim. If we can help, contact us today at 808-537-2525.
Things To Avoid After An Accident In Hawaii
It is equally important to know what not to do after you are involved in a car accident in Hawaii. To protect your legal rights, and your claim, avoid the following:
- Do not let the other driver(s) talk you out of calling the police
After an accident, many motorists naturally want to avoid responsibility and the consequences. They may ask you or try to convince you not to call the police. However, they are not looking out for your best interests. Calling the police will provide critical documentation for your claim such as a police report.
- Accept the insurance company’s first settlement offers
It may only be days after the accident that the insurance companies offer a meager settlement for the accident. The long-term effects of the accident may not be known early in the process. Working with an experienced car accident attorney is important so you do not miss out on pursuing the maximum compensation critical to your well-being.
Contact Honolulu’s Trusted Car Accident Lawyers
Our legal team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has served the residents of Hawaii as well as visitors for many years and we are known as one of the best law firms in Hawaii. We have a passion for taking care of the needs of those injured by others and seeking a full cup of compensation and justice.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact us at 808-537-2525. The call is free and we’re available 24 hours a day.