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If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or entity, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim. At Davis Levin Livingston, our Hilo personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims recover the fair compensation they deserve.

Our team knows how to effectively navigate the complexities of Hawaii's personal injury law and will fight to secure the maximum recovery for your injuries. We are committed to providing our clients with the personalized, compassionate legal representation they deserve.

Call (808) 740-0633 to schedule an initial consultation with our Hilo personal injury lawyers.

What Is Considered "Duty of Care" in a Personal Injury Case?

The key element in all personal injury lawsuits is the concept of "duty of care." Duty of care refers to the obligation that all individuals and entities have to behave reasonably and with due caution when dealing with others. Duty of care is most often associated with personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, but it can also play a role in cases involving defective products, premises liability, and other instances of negligence.

In most personal injury cases, the defendant's duty of care is at issue. In these cases, our Hilo personal injury attorneys will investigate how the accident happened and whether the defendant met their duty to act reasonably and with due caution.

If we can prove that the defendant breached their duty of care, we can argue that their breach directly caused your injuries. If we can prove all of these elements, we can argue that you are owed compensation for your injuries and damages.

Elements to Prove in a Hawaii Injury Claim

In a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove the following:

  • the defendant owed you a duty of care
  • they breached that duty of care
  • this breach directly caused your injuries
  • you sustained damages as a result

What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle?

At Davis Levin Livingston, we handle all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Product liability
  • Wrongful death

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you are filing a wrongful death claim, you will have two years from the date of the victim's death to file a lawsuit.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In a personal injury claim, you will be seeking "compensatory damages." Compensatory damages are designed to reimburse you for all of the losses you have suffered, including medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for their reckless behavior and to discourage them and others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

How Does a Personal Injury Lawyer in Hilo Get Results?

When you work with our Hilo personal injury lawyers, we will handle every aspect of your case and will do everything we can to get you the best possible results. In every case, we will fight to ensure that the full financial responsibility for your injuries and losses is placed on the negligent party. We are committed to seeking just compensation and will aggressively represent you in and out of the courtroom.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, please do not hesitate to contact Davis Levin Livingston for a free consultation today. We can be reached online or by phone at (808) 740-0633.

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