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October 2018 Archives

Federal or state law can apply to water-based accidents

One of the biggest draws for visitors to the Hawaiian Islands is the access they can have to inland and navigable waters. Boating, swimming and a host of other water-based activities and sports are all part of the active culture that residents participate in throughout the year. However, despite the rules and regulations that are in place regarding the safe use of watercrafts on local waterways, many people are hurt in incidents when their boats and other vessels are involved in accidents.

Types of damages available in a personal injury case

If you are considering filing a lawsuit based on an injury sustained in Hawaii, you may wonder what you can realistically hope to recover. This amount depends on specific factors, and the calculations tend to differ in every case. However, you can get some insight by understanding the general outlines of how damages calculations work. 

Man dies in 26th fatal pedestrian accident on O'ahu

Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence on the Hawaiian Islands, and just recently, O'ahu suffered its 26th death from such an incident. A 73-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of Liliha Street and Kuakini Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred shortly before 8 o'clock in the morning, and the man was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries from which he later died.

Many causes may result in wrongful deaths

When a Honolulu resident chooses to pursue their losses from an injury or accident that was caused by another person, they must meet certain elements in order to prove their case. For example, they must identify the party or parties that caused the victim to suffer damages and build a case that shows how the responsible parties' actions were the cause of the event that led to the victim's losses. Put simply, a victim must show that the party they have identified is responsible for the harm inflicted upon them.

Do medical mistakes happen in emergency rooms?

Emergency rooms across the country are revolving doors of new medical cases and crises that can push medical practitioners to their limits as they work to triage and treat the men, women and children to arrive at them for help. Any reader of this Honolulu-based personal injury blog who has spent time in an ER may know that these specialized medical departments can be relatively calm or completely stressed with activity as emergency cases roll in. In the chaos of new patients and critical cases, emergency room doctors and staff have to do their best to provide everyone they encounter with appropriate care.

Get help when an insurer acts in bad faith

Paying the premiums on one's automobile insurance policies can feel like a financial hassle, especially when a person never seems to make any claims. However, in the event that a Hawaii resident suffers an injury in a car accident and must seek compensation from their insurer they should be aware of their rights. In some situations insurers engage in damaging practices that leave injured parties without the financial help that they need.

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