Drunk driver causes fatal accident in Hawaii

| Mar 7, 2019 | Wrongful Death |

There are very few guarantees in life in Hawaii and it can be very unpredictable. However, one guarantee is that everyone will pass away at some point in time. It is not a guarantee that people like thinking about, but it is a fact of life. How people pass away though is as unpredictable as life itself though. Some people may die at an old age after living a long, full life. Others though may pass away at a much younger age due to diseases or in a fatal accident.

Unfortunately that is what happened recently to a 32-year-old woman. Police say that a drunk driver who had three other passengers with him was speeding and ran through a red light. He broadsided another car which was legally travelling through the intersection. The driver of the other vehicle was thrown from the car and died. Her passenger suffered serious injuries as well as the three passengers in the drunk driver’s car. The driver was arrested and held on an unrelated warrant pending being charged in this accident.

This is a very sad reminder of how quickly life can change. In an instant due to another driver’s decision to drive under the influence and completely disregard the traffic laws, an innocent victim is now dead. The family of the victim is now left mourning their loss and trying to move on with life without the loved one. Families in these situations can be left in very difficult situations both emotionally and financially. The loved ones could have provided the majority of the income to the family in addition to their love and support.

While it is very difficult to lose any loved one in Hawaii, it can be especially difficult when the loved one dies in a fatal accident. These deaths occur suddenly, leaving the family no time to prepare and usually claim a life far too early. These families have a difficult road to recovery, but they may be entitled to compensation which can at least ease their financial burdens. These accidents can be very devastating and experienced attorneys may be able to help one receive what they deserve.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.