Attorneys Fighting For Accident Victims In Hawaii
Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. In some cases, no one is at fault. However, many serious accidents in Hawaii are the result of another person’s careless, reckless, intentional or malicious behavior. When you are hurt because of another person’s wrongful conduct in Hawaii, it’s time to contact Menzer Law Firm, PLLC.
We will listen to your story during an initial consultation and advise you on your legal rights and options. When another person is at fault for the accident and your injuries, the law entitles you to seek full compensation.
Experienced Representation After Any Type Of Accident
Our team at Menzer Law handles all types of accident and injury cases in Hawaii, including:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck wrecks
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice and hospital negligence
- Vaccine-related injuries
- Sports injuries
- Injuries sustained on vacation
Do not hesitate to call us if you were seriously injured and you believe someone else was at fault. We are here to help. We will thoroughly investigate the incident and analyze whether you have a valid personal injury case.
Types Of Personal Injury Damages
When another person is responsible for the accident and your injuries, the law entitles you to pursue compensation for your damages, including:
- Economic damages: You can demand compensation for your expenses and financial losses. These include your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings and other injury-related expenses.
- Noneconomic damages: In Hawaii, noneconomic damages include pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium. Pain and suffering encompass your actual physical pain that is a result of your injuries. Hawaii law does not limit the compensation you can receive for your economic damages. However, it caps pain and suffering damage awards at $375,000 if you are suing for medical malpractice or a medical tort.
Comparative Negligence In Hawaii
In some states, any contributory negligence prohibits you from receiving compensation. This means that if you are any amount at fault, then you are barred from receiving a settlement or winning a jury award. Fortunately, Hawaii does not follow this rule.
Hawaii follows a modified comparative negligence rule. If the party that is to blame for the accident defends themselves by saying that you are partly at fault, then the court will consider your comparative negligence. At a trial, each party alleged to have been negligent will be assigned a percentage of fault from 0% to 100%. If your amount of fault is 50% or less, you can receive compensation. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of responsibility. If you are 51% or more at fault, you cannot receive any compensation.
The Statute Of Limitations
In Hawaii, you generally have two years from the date of the accident or injury causing the event to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are some exceptions to this two-year statute of limitations, so talk with one of our attorneys about the filing deadline in your case.
Do You Have A Wrongful Death Claim?
If you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. At Menzer Law, we represent not only injured individuals but also surviving family members after fatal incidents. Please contact us for a free initial consultation, and we will explain Hawaii’s wrongful death law as well as your family’s right to pursue compensation.
Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation
At Menzer Law, we offer experienced, compassionate and thorough representation designed to maximize the compensation you receive. Please do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our online form or calling 808.427.5752. We offer free consultations and accept all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees, and we only receive a fee if we are successful in obtaining you compensation through a settlement or a trial.