Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys In Maui
Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience. The devastation can be made much worse when your loved one was taken from you because of someone else’s careless, reckless or malicious conduct. When you believe another person or business was responsible for your loved one’s death, you may have the right to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit and obtain compensation from the person or entity that is responsible for the death.
The attorneys at Menzer Law, are here to help you seek justice. When you become our client, we will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your losses.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Wrongful Death Claims
Our wrongful death attorneys accept cases stemming from:
- Car accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle crashes
- Moped and scooter accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Elder abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Vacation accidents
- Premises liability
Whether your loved one lost their lives in a traffic accident or because of medical negligence, we want to protect your rights and fight for your full and fair compensation. In Hawaii, you generally have two years following the death of a loved one to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, you do not want to wait that long. It is always better to get started as soon as possible so that all evidence is preserved.
Wrongful Death Compensation
Hawaii’s wrongful death law states that surviving family members, dependents and representatives for the estate can pursue fair and just compensation for their pecuniary injuries and their loss of love and affection. Your pecuniary injuries include financial injuries and losses to the estate as well as the decedent’s lost future earnings. This can also encompass medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and past lost wages. Your noneconomic injuries and damages include:
- Loss of your loved one’s society, companionship, comfort, consortium and protection
- Loss of marital care, attention, advice and counsel
- Loss of care, attention, advice or counsel of a reciprocal beneficiary
- Loss of filial care or attention
- Loss of parental care, training, guidance or education
If your family agrees to a settlement, then the individuals entitled to compensation may agree on how much each person receives. However, if a judge or jury decides the case, then the judge or jury will allocate the compensation to the surviving family members, dependents or the estate.
You Only Have Two Years To File
Any action brought under Hawaii’s wrongful death law must commence within two years from the date of your relative’s death. This is known as a statute of limitations.
In some circumstances, the discovery rule may apply. Under this rule, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until you know or reasonably should have known of the wrongful death cause of action. In other words, you may have longer to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you were not aware at the time of your loved one’s death that another person or business was to blame.
Talk with us at Menzer Law as soon as possible regarding how long you have to file a wrongful death case, and whether you have longer than the traditional two-year statute of limitations.
Call Us At Menzer Law Today
When your loved one’s death is the result of another person’s wrongful actions, you do not simply have to accept it. The law may give you and your family an avenue to hold the at-fault parties responsible.
Attorney Matt Menzer and our team have decades of experience successfully litigating wrongful death claims in Hawaii. Contact us at 808.427.5752 or through our online form. We offer free initial consultations. We also handle most wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only receive a fee if we successfully obtain compensation for the estate and/or the family’s wrongful death injuries and damages.