Kaneohe Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? If so, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. At Davis Levin Livingston, our Kaneohe personal injury attorneys can help you obtain the justice you deserve.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our attorneys can assist you with the following:
- Negotiating with the at-fault party's insurance company
- Submitting a claim to the third-party insurance company
- Pursuing a claim in court if necessary
Call (808) 740-0633 or fill out our online contact form today to discuss your case with our team.
What is Considered a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries are sustained in a variety of accidents. They can range from minor scrapes and bruises to life-threatening brain injuries. In all cases, the victim is harmed in some way by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party.
At Davis Levin Livingston, our Kaneohe personal injury attorneys can help you recover compensation for the following types of injuries:
- Car Accidents - Car accidents refer to incidents involving collisions or crashes between two or more motor vehicles. They can result from various factors such as negligence, reckless driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, or adverse weather conditions. Car accidents can cause injuries, property damage, and even fatalities.
- Motorcycle Accidents - Motorcycle accidents involve collisions or incidents specifically related to motorcycles. Due to the vulnerability of riders, these accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities. Factors contributing to motorcycle accidents may include speeding, lane splitting, lack of visibility, inattentive driving, or road hazards.
- Premises Liability - Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners or occupiers to maintain a safe environment for individuals on their premises. It covers accidents or injuries that occur due to unsafe or hazardous conditions, such as slips and falls, inadequate security, building code violations, or dangerous property conditions.
- Truck Accidents - Truck accidents involve collisions or incidents involving commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, or delivery trucks. These accidents can be particularly devastating due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Causes of truck accidents include driver fatigue, improper loading, mechanical failures, distracted driving, or inadequate maintenance.
- Pedestrian Accidents - Pedestrian accidents occur when a vehicle collides with a person walking, running, or standing on or near a roadway. These accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities due to the lack of protection for pedestrians. Factors contributing to pedestrian accidents include driver negligence, distracted driving, failure to yield, speeding, or poor visibility.
- Bicycle Accidents - Bicycle accidents involve collisions or incidents where a bicycle and a vehicle, pedestrian, or other objects are involved. These accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities for cyclists due to the lack of protection. Factors contributing to bicycle accidents include driver negligence, failure to share the road, improper lane changes, or inadequate cycling infrastructure.
- Wrongful Death - Wrongful death refers to a civil lawsuit filed when someone's death is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person or entity. It allows surviving family members to seek compensation for the financial and emotional damages resulting from the loss of their loved one. Wrongful death claims can arise from various incidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or criminal acts.
Hawaii follows a comparative negligence rule. If you bear some responsibility for your injuries, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. For instance, if you are found to be 35% at fault, your damages award will be decreased by 35%.
In most personal injury cases, the negligent party is liable for paying for the victim's medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. In some cases, the victim may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, as well.
Hawaii has a statute of limitations that sets a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Failing to meet this deadline may result in the forfeiture of your right to seek compensation.
How Our Kaneohe Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
When you are injured in an accident, you are likely dealing with a great deal of uncertainty. You may not know what to do or how to move forward. At Davis Levin Livingston, we know how overwhelming this time can be. Our Kaneohe personal injury attorneys can help.
We can guide you through the legal process, explain how personal injury law works in Hawaii, and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about your case, call our Kaneohe personal injury attorneys today.