Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

Do You Need A Honolulu Personal Injury Lawyer?

Honolulu has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents of all U.S. cities. For a variety of reasons, people walking and biking here face greater risk of serious injury from encounters with motor vehicles.

If that worst-case scenario happened to you or a family member, contact the skilled and caring attorneys of Turbin Chu Heidt. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the past 35 years, including verdicts and settlements in pedestrian accident and bike accident cases.

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We welcome local citizens as well as tourists injured in car accidents on Oahu and throughout Hawaii. Call 808-528-4000 for aggressive representation.

Why So Many Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents?

Many factors combine to increase the risk for pedestrians and bike riders in Honolulu and throughout the island:

  • This is paradise — People walk and bike year-round.
  • Tourists — Visiting drivers are unfamiliar with local roads and traffic laws.
  • Aging — The population in Hawaii may be older than other comparable cities. Many injury victims are seniors crossing the road.
  • Traffic — The highways and beachfront roads are busy and congested.
  • Safety — Many intersections and roads do not have sufficient space to be designed for pedestrian safety. Hawaii perennially ranks near the bottom of the list of “bike-friendly” states.

Proving Negligence And Damage

When a cyclist or pedestrian is hit by a car, there is often a tendency to blame the victim. Our attorneys conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to establish that a careless or reckless driver was at fault. Was the driver texting or otherwise distracted? Driving too fast? Turning without yielding? Infringing on the crosswalk, bike lane or shoulder?

A pedestrian accident or bike crash tends to cause severe injuries such as broken bones or head trauma. These injuries cause physical and financial hardships for victims and their families. We explore all sources of insurance coverage, including the victim’s own policies (uninsured/underinsured motorist or homeowners insurance), to maximize compensation for our clients.

Contact Turbin Chu Heidt At 808-528-4000!

We take cases throughout the island of Oahu, including East Honolulu, Waimanalo and Hickam. Call us to speak with one of our trusted car accident lawyers in a free consultation. Turbin Chu Heidt handles your case on a contingency fee, which means that we do not collect attorney fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.

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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.