Honolulu Personal Injury Cases

Honolulu Injury Attorney

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.

Common Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases may arise out of a large number of circumstances. The following are some events that often lead to a claim for personal injury:

Your ability to recover will depend upon the specific circumstances of your case. Honolulu personal injury lawyers Davis Levin Livingston believe that representing individuals who have been seriously injured deserve the most competent and capable representation possible and are committed to helping injured victims secure the compensation they deserve. The firm has a long track record of representing personal injury victims including victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment or physical personal injury.

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 the 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 experienced 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 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.

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 Hawaii personal injury lawyer can spend money on these advertisements doesn’t mean they have any practical experience handling your Hawaii personal injury claim.
The best way to determine the credibility of any professional, Hawaii 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.

Credentials of a Good Hawaii 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 ready for a consultation with a potential Hawaii personal injury lawyer there are a few key things they should be able to provide for you:
  • References – either clients, colleagues, or professional associations;
  • Experience – ask them if they have examples of past cases similar to yours, and whether or not they have trial experience;
  • Information – good lawyers aren’t afraid to spread their legal knowledge, and many have written consumer guides about their practice area that they offer free of charge to potential clients;
You should also consider your feelings when consulting with a Hawaii personal injury lawyer. If you aren’t comfortable when discussing your Hawaii personal injury claim, you may not be comfortable dealing with them any further than that. Remember that a Hawaii 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 Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in an accident, please do not hesitate to contact the office of Davis Levin Livingston for a free consultation today.

Some of the firm’s recent successes in personal injury include:

Mike Livingston Wins 3.3 Million Against State For Teenagers Killed When Maui Cliff Collapses
A dangerous scenic Maui overlook remains open despite a $3.2 million court decision that found the state liable for the death of a 16-year-old in a car that plunged off the cliff, according to the teenager’s mother.
State Agrees to pay 15 million dollar for Kauai Hiker
The state has agreed to pay $15.4 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail in 2006.
Mom Sues Army Over Child Beating Death
A South Carolina mother has been granted permission to sue the U.S. Army in the beating death of her little girl in a case that could force the Pentagon to take a hard look at its duties to families stationed on base.
Brain-Damage Victim Wins $11.3 Million in Tripler Suit
A federal judge has awarded $11.3 million to the family of a boy who suffered permanent brain damage due to negligence by Tripler Army Hospital personnel.
Doctor Liable for Inserting Screwdriver In Patient’s Spine
A Hawaiian jury awarded $5.6 million to the family of an elderly minister whose doctor improvised by implanting the shaft of a screwdriver into his spine during surgery.
Record Malpractice Award
In what is believed to be the largest judgment of its kind, the federal government was assessed $2.4 million yesterday for medical malpractice that left a woman a quadriplegic with severe brain damage.
Medical Fraud Case – Record $3.4 Million Settlement
One of Hawaii’s leading health care companies has paid $3.4 million to the state and federal governments to settle claims that two of the company’s subsidiaries filed more than $700,000 in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims.
Cop case costs city $1.1 million
The $1.1 million, out-of-court settlement between the city and former police officer Clarissa Barta for sexual harassment by colleagues is the largest settlement of its type.
Pearl Harbor Family Awarded $2 Million in Brain Damage Suit
A Pearl Harbor officer’s wife was awarded nearly $2 Million by a federal judge yesterday in compensation for her son’s brain damage.
$3.2 million in hit-run case
The family of a teenage girl killed in a 1986 Kalanianaole Highway hit-and-run accident that also left her brother paralyzed yesterday agreed to a $3.255 million settlement.