No one wants to suffer from an injury. Most people go out of their way to make sure that they won't get hurt or can get to where they're going safely.
Hawaiians buy things from the store on a daily basis. Clothing, medication, toys and food are all purchased in sizeable quantities. Most consumers do so without batting a lash, too, with little to no concern for their own safety. Yet, the sad reality is that dangerous products lurk on store shelves. Perhaps the scariest thing is that many people, even those who are entrusted to keep our products safe, don't realize that these products are being sold until it's too late.
Those who live and work in Hawaii, as well as those who visit the state, don't give much thought to the products they use. This is for good reason. After all, federal regulations seek to ensure the safety of these products so that consumers are not put in harm's way. Under these regulations, many products, including medications and automobiles, must undergo rigorous testing. In theory, this testing weeds out unsafe products. However, the sad reality is that far too many dangerous or defective products make it into the market, and innocent, unsuspecting consumers are injured as a result.
Hawaiian nursing homes are entrusted with the care of perhaps the most vulnerable amongst us: the elderly. Fortunately, carefully vetted nursing homes often provide sound care for loved ones, ensuring that they receive the individualized care they need and deserve. Yet, in some instances, nursing home staffs fail to live up to their duties, resulting in substandard and negligent care. This can result in a nursing home resident being seriously injured or killed in a way that is wholly preventable. In these situations, victims and their families should carefully consider whether pursuing a nursing home neglect lawsuit is in their best interests.
Entering property owned by a Hawaiian business should not be a dangerous act. Yet, far too often property owners fail to ensure that their premises are safe for those they invite onto their property. This can leave unsuspecting individuals with serious injuries, whether resulting from a slip- or trip-and-fall, inadequate lighting or inadequate security. When an individual is hurt under these circumstances, then he or she may want to consider taking legal action in hopes of recovering compensation for what could be extensive damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
When a Hawaiian family is expecting a child, they are hoping that the child will be born with no health complications. However, some children are born with birth defects that can cause the child to suffer physical and mental disabilities that affect them for the rest of their lives. The families of these children may find themselves struggling to pay for the costly surgeries, rehabilitation and other medical expenses. While birth defects can sometimes be unavoidable, there are many cases where a birth defect was caused by the negligence of another party. Sometimes, a negligent medical professional is to blame, but in other cases, companies are responsible for using dangerous or defective products.
When people go on vacation, they like to have experiences they cannot have back home. Sadly, these tourist activities can sometimes go terribly wrong due to the negligence of the companies in charge. A lava tour boat company was recently sued by multiple boat passengers after a large, fiery rock came through the roof of a boat near Pohoiki, Hawaii. Multiple passengers were injured, including a 20-year-old woman from Illinois who was struck by volcanic projectile, fractured her pelvis, thigh bone and tibia, and had to undergo multiple surgeries at a Honolulu hospital.
Dog owners often view their dogs as members of the family and love them unconditionally. However, even the most mild-mannered dog can bite or attack a person, causing serious injury.
Many car, truck and aviation accidents are caused by negligence. Earlier this year, 11 people were killed in a Hawaii skydiving plane accident and a recent report shows that the company operating the plane did not have the necessary permits for skydiving. Reports show that this was the country's deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.
Accidents happen every day in Hawaii, and the victims of these accidents suffer significant physical and emotional injuries. The recovery process can be extremely difficult, and only made worse by the medical bills piling up on the kitchen counter. With many personal injury accident victims unable to work for weeks or months after the accident, families may find themselves struggling to make ends meet during this difficult time.