A car accident never happens when you expect it. One moment you are going about your daily life—traveling to work, to school, or just out to have fun—the next you are in pain, scared and confused. But the disruption of the initial accident is often only the beginning. If you are injured, you may face weeks, months, and sometimes a lifetime of pain and recovery. When the accident was avoidable, caused by a careless or negligent driver, the situation is all the worse.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, you deserve to know what your legal options are. At Davis Levin Livingston, we have helped many clients in situations similar to yours. We know how to fight for the compensation you deserve. Let our Hawaii car accident lawyers help you exercise your legal rights and set things right. We serve clients in Honolulu and on all the Hawaiian Islands.
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Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can be extremely destructive to the human body, leading to severe injuries and even death.
Some common car accident injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Brain injuries
- Herniated discs
- Nerve damage
- Spinal injuries
Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. In some cases, there is truly no one at fault. But many times, the accident is the result of someone being negligent.
Some causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving—cell phone use, texting, etc.
- Drunk driving
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Badly designed roads and intersections
- Reckless driving
The problem with negligence while driving is that it puts so many people at risk, from pedestrians to bicyclists to other drivers. The driver is in control of a potentially deadly vehicle, and it only takes one moment of inattention or one careless mistake to take someone’s life or leave them injured for years to come.
What to Do after an Accident
The injuries that result from a car accident can last a lifetime, which is why it is so important to understand your legal rights following an accident. Even if you do not appear to have any major injuries, you may discover over time that you were in fact hurt, you just did not know it. Because of these risks, your first steps following an accident should always be to seek medical attention. As soon as you have been cleared by a medical professional, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
If you are involved in an accident and you truly feel okay, it would still behoove you to seek medical attention at a later time, just to be sure. But you can also help your case by taking plenty of pictures of the accident scene. The more pictures your attorney has the easier it will be to understand what happened.
Filing a Suit Following an Accident
If you were hurt due to the negligence of another driver, there is a very good chance that you could pursue a successful personal injury case against the responsible party. Our firm has extensive experience in this area, and we are ready to help you through the process. When you hire our firm, we will investigate the accident and gather evidence to support the case, including witness testimony. Our purpose is to prove that the other driver was at fault, something we will work very hard to do.
If your lawsuit is successful, you should get the money you need to take care of you, your family, and further medical care. It will not take back the accident, but it will make it easier to move on with your life.
Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident, contact our firm now to discuss your situation. We offer a free initial consultation, which means you can talk to a qualified Hawaii car accident attorney at no cost to you. We will listen to your story and give you the best advice we can on how you should move forward.
Put our car accident case experience to work for you and your family now. Contact Davis Levin Livingston today at (808) 740-0633 to get started.