Maui Vacation Accident Attorneys
Going on vacation to Hawaii is always exciting, whether it’s your first time or you have gone several times before. There is always more to discover on Maui, the Big Island, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. But your good time may come to a halt if you or a loved one suffers personal injuries in an unexpected accident.
If you or a parent, spouse, child or other loved one have sustained serious personal injuries while on vacation in Hawaii, we recommend talking with an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible. Sometimes, an accident is just an accident, and all you can do is rely on your own insurance. But at Menzer Law Firm, PLLC, our investigation may uncover someone’s negligence, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Call us to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options in Hawaii. Attorney Matt Menzer has over 30 years of experience handling vacation accident claims and litigation. He and his team have all the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to effectively handle any Hawaii vacation accident claim that may arise.
Common Vacation Accidents In Hawaii
At our law office, we handle vacation accident and wrongful death claims arising from all sorts of incidents. We are highly experienced with premises liability claims, product liability claims, auto crashes and other types of accidents. Do not hesitate to contact our experienced Maui personal injury lawyers at Menzer Law for a free consultation about your vacation accident involving any of the following:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall
- Elevator or escalator
- Hotel or motel
- Rental car
- Uber or Lyft vehicle
- Shuttle bus
- Scooter or moped
- Scuba diving, snorkeling or surfing class or excursion
- Swimming pool
- Maui zip line or ATV tour
- Dog attack
Common Hawaii Vacation Accidents
We handle vacation accident cases involving:
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Concussions and more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Dental and facial injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back injuries, including herniated disks
- Torn ligaments, muscles and tendons
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
What To Do When You Suffer Injuries While On Vacation In Hawaii
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries while vacationing in Hawaii, your first priority should be your health and safety. Do not hesitate to go to an immediate care clinic or emergency room. Obtaining immediate and proper treatment for your injuries is, of course, important for your health. It also is important to document your injuries for a potential legal claim. If you were injured on a business, hotel or resort property or during a tour or excursion, inform a responsible person of the accident and your injuries right away. Ask for the name and contact information of the owner or manager.
Hawaiian businesses that cater to vacationing families should have insurance. Ask for the insurance company and policy information. If you were in a car accident or other type of moving vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian accident, obtain the responsible driver’s name, contact information and insurance information. Also, call the police to ensure that an accident report is filed. Whenever possible, after a vacation accident in Hawaii, take photos of the area where you were hurt, any property damage sustained and your injuries.
Following an accident in Hawaii, you can pursue a settlement through the insurance company of the at-fault person or business. However, we recommend that you work with an experienced Maui accident attorney to do so. Insurance companies always want to protect their bottom lines. They will look for ways to deny your claim or limit your compensation. By partnering with an experienced attorney, you can effectively level the playing field to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
When you are injured on vacation and someone else is at fault, Hawaii law entitles you to compensation for your injuries and damages. At Menzer Law, we will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
You also can demand punitive damages in some circumstances. These are intended to punish the wrongdoer. To obtain punitive damages, you must prove that the other person or business acted intentionally, willfully, wantonly, oppressively or with gross negligence.
How Our Maui Vacation Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Menzer Law, we have many years of success obtaining compensation for injured persons in Hawaii. We understand that you may already be back on the mainland. This is not a problem. We have offices in Maui and Seattle, and we can easily communicate with you via email, video and phone to ensure that your claim is handled efficiently. As experienced accident lawyers, we will:
- Thoroughly investigate the accident by gathering evidence such as police reports, accident reports, photos, videos and eyewitness statements
- Analyze the available evidence
- Determine fault and liability for your injuries based on Hawaii premises liability, product liability, auto accident and other personal injury laws
- Gather evidence of your physical, psychological and financial injuries and damages
- Handle the insurance claim process and all communications with the insurance company
- File a lawsuit if a fair settlement cannot be reached
- Utilize the discovery phase of litigation to gather additional evidence
- Resolve your claim through a settlement or a trial
The Hawaii Statute Of Limitations
Hawaii law generally gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit based on injuries to persons or property.
Hawaii Wrongful Death Claims
If your loved one sustained fatal injuries while on vacation in Hawaii, contact us immediately. If we find evidence that the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another person or business caused the fatal vacation accident, then your family may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Through a wrongful death claim, the personal representative can pursue damages for your relative’s estate and your family’s losses. Wrongful death damages include economic injuries, loss of love and affection, loss of care and guidance, loss of society and comfort, and other noneconomic injuries.
Let Our Vacation Accident Attorneys Help You
Dealing with a vacation accident claim after you have returned home can be a difficult experience. Allow our experienced lawyers at Menzer Law handle the investigation, insurance claim process and litigation on Maui or any of the other Hawaiian islands. Call us at 808-427-5752 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation. We accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees unless we win you compensation.