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Honolulu's Premier Personal Injury Firm

Representing Injured Individuals in All Hawaiian Islands

We all want to keep ourselves and our families free from injury as much as possible. However, at times, you can still suffer sudden injury no matter how careful you may be.

This is because the negligent or intentional actions of others that are beyond our control can cause accidents or incidents that result in injury to you or a loved one. Fortunately, if you suffer unnecessary injuries, Hawaii law allows you to recover for all of your injury-related losses from the responsible party.

Contact the personal injury lawyers at Davis Levin Livingston for a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim. The firm has secured millions on behalf of injured clients, and they are prepared to fight for you and your recovery.

Call our Honolulu office at (808) 740-0633 or contact us online today.

Proving Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case

In order to recover for personal injury, you must prove that another person or party either acted intentionally (as is assault cases) or with negligence.

In order to prove negligence, you must sufficiently show the following elements:

  • The party in question had a legal duty of care in that particular situation;
  • The party in question failed to meet that duty of care;
  • The breach of duty caused your injury; and
  • You suffered actual damages as a result.

For example, if a texting driver caused an accident, you can show that the driver had a duty to operate his motor vehicle in a reasonably safe manner, that he failed to do so by texting while driving, and that you suffered injury and losses in the resulting accident. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Davis Levin Livingston are highly experienced in identifying and proving negligence to help personal injury victims recover.

Personal Injury Success Stories

Our firm has secured substantial settlements or awards for a number of personal injury victims, including the following:

  • $11.3 million for a boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury at Tripler Army Hospital
  • $15.4 million for two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail
  • $5.6 million for medical malpractice during surgery on an elderly minister
  • $3.2 million to a family after a driver killed their daughter and left their son paralyzed in a hit and run accident

These are only a few examples of how our dedicated personal injury lawyers have helped individuals and families in Honolulu recover after serious or tragic accidents.

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most people think that the only place to look for lawyers is on bus benches, TV ads, and The Yellow Pages. While technically, yes, these are places to find a Hawaii personal injury lawyer, they’re not necessarily the best options. Most of the lawyers that advertise with these methods send loud, intimidating messages to scare their clients into thinking they need their help.

You should never make your decision to hire legal help based on a flashy TV commercial or large ad in The Yellow Pages. Just because a lawyer can spend money on these advertisements doesn’t mean they have any practical experience handling your personal injury claim.

The best way to determine the credibility of any professional, personal injury lawyers included, is to ask current and past clients. Reading client testimonials, asking friends and family, and looking online for reviews of law firms are all excellent means to narrow down your choices.


You can file a personal injury claim without the assistance of a lawyer, however, doing so may severely reduce your chances of recovering fair compensation. Your case would instantly lose the legal knowledge and experience an attorney brings to the table. Responsibilities that are often handled by attorneys would also fall to you. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

Negotiating with insurance companies can be especially difficult. These companies will often try to pay you less than what you are owed. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can help ensure that you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours.

Do you understand when and where you will need to file important documents? When filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to meet critical deadlines such as Hawaii's statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations establishes the maximum amount of time an injured party has to file a legal claim against the responsible party for their injuries and losses. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you may be barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you ensure that all deadlines are met and that your case is properly filed in the correct court. Do not try to go it alone, a skilled and experienced attorney can help you in ways you may not even be aware of.

Credentials of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

A good personal injury lawyer will educate their clients on their situation prior to meeting with them. They are the ones that go above and beyond for their clients and want to make sure that they are the right fit lawyer for their case.

Once you are ready for a consultation with a potential personal injury lawyer, there are a few key things they should be able to provide for you:

You should also consider your feelings when consulting with a potential lawyer. If you aren’t comfortable when discussing your situation, you may not be comfortable dealing with them any further than that.

Remember that a personal injury claim can take months—even years to settle—so you will need to be comfortable working with your lawyer for an extended period of time.

Contact an Experienced Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident, 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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