Was Your Collision Caused By A Distracted Driver?

Our Injury Lawyers Hold Them Accountable

Drivers who think that they can multi-task while piloting a 2-ton motor vehicle are mistaken. Defensive driving requires two hands and full concentration. Anything that distracts that driver’s focus increases the risk of an injury crash.

Turbin Chu Heidt has secured millions of dollars for clients through negotiated settlements, arbitrations and jury verdicts. Our long list of personal injury recoveries includes claims against distracted drivers whose carelessness caused serious car accidents.

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We have practiced in Oahu for 35 years, representing locals and out-of-towners injured in motor vehicle crashes. Call 808-528-4000 to speak with an experienced attorney.

Texting While Driving And Other Dangerous Distractions

Sending or reading text messages while driving is illegal in Hawaii because of the potential for a catastrophic accident. Texting is especially dangerous because it diverts the drivers’ eyes, hands and mental focus. There are many distractions that can be construed as negligence in a car accident:

  • Using a cellphone or GPS (messaging, surfing, chatting, getting directions)
  • Reading a book or magazine
  • Shaving or applying makeup
  • Pets on the dashboard, floorboard or front seat
  • Turning around to interact with back seat passengers

Establishing Fault And Compensation

Our attorneys often visit the crash sites themselves to review the investigation, gather evidence and locate witnesses. We obtain the police reports and, as necessary, engage accident reconstruction or engineering experts to prove that the other driver was negligent at the time of the crash.

Texting accidents often result in major injuries or fatality if the driver crosses into an oncoming lane, runs a red light or rear-ends another car. We have experience with big cases. We do not submit our demands until the client reaches maximum medical progress, to account for lasting disability, loss of income and future medical needs. Our trial lawyers are prepared to take your case all the way to a jury if the defense will not settle for a fair amount.

Contact Turbin Chu Heidt At 808-528-4000!

We handle auto accidents in Honolulu and throughout Oahu, as well as the other Hawaiian islands. Reach out to us today for 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.