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September 2019 Archives

Working with an attorney to file a maritime claim

Hawaii is known for some of the most beautiful beaches and bodies of water in the world. As more and more people take to the seas for work and tourist activities, getting injured on a boat is becoming all too common. If you have been injured while out on the water, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries.

About 20% of serious medical conditions misdiagnosed

While anyone who wants to practice medicine in Hawaii most first undergo extensive training, doctors, too, are human. They, like everyone else, are prone to making occasional errors when diagnosing patients. The stakes are undeniably high when a physician makes a significant diagnostic error, however. In some instances, doctor mistakes can mean the difference between you recovering from your condition and succumbing to it.

Wrongful death lawsuit settles for millions

A significant number of wrongful death lawsuits in Hawaii stem from fatal motor vehicle accidents. Bicyclists and pedestrians may be more susceptible to fatalities as they do not have the protection offered by a three-ton vehicle. A family mourning the death of a real estate executive from Michigan was recently awarded $15,100,000 in what is believed to be our state's largest wrongful death settlement. It is reported that a significant portion of the proceeds from the settlement will be given to a charity.

Speeding may be the most dangerous form of aggressive driving

Hawaiian drivers who act negligently or recklessly behind the wheel are generally more likely to cause car accidents. However, some forms of negligent driving are more dangerous than others. A new study by the University of Waterloo found that speeding was more likely to predict a car accident than any other type of aggressive driving.

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