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Common causes of motorcycle accidents

People in Hawaii use different modes of transportation to get where they need to go. People drive cars, trucks, ride motorcycles, ride bicycles and sometimes simply walk to where they are going. Which type of transportation people decide to use usually depends on a number of factors such as how far the person is going, how much time they have to get there, the weather and other factors. No matter what people decide to use though it is important that they follow the rules of the road in order to help keep themselves and others on the roads safe.

Basic product liability laws in Hawaii

There are many different products that people in Hawaii use every day. There is also a lot of competition and many choices people have for similar products. Therefore, people generally do complete a little bit of research before buying products and, when they receive the product, they expect that it will work for its purpose. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some products break very quickly. This can be very frustrating for the consumer.

How contributory negligence affects personal injury claims

Most people in Hawaii will suffer an injury at some point in time in their lives. These affect many different parts of the body and the severity can vary greatly as well. Some do not have a major effect on one's life, but some can completely change one's life potentially for the rest of their life. How the person is injured varies as much as the injuries themselves. Sometimes the injury occurs due to the person's own negligence, but in many other situations, the injury is caused by someone else's negligence.

When are property owners liable for injuries on their property?

There are many different property owners in Hawaii. Some simply own their home and the property immediately surrounding it, others are store owners, others own office buildings or hotels. Depending on the type of property, sometimes people are invited onto the property either directly such as a homeowner having guests over while others are implicitly invited onto the property such as store owners who allow customers onto the property. However, sometimes people are not invited onto the property and are trespassing.

Basic elements of a insurance bad faith claim

When people in Hawaii need medical care usually they have no choice but to go to the doctor or medical facility and receive the proper care. However, this can be very costly as medical care and prescriptions can be expensive. This can be especially hard for people who were injured due to the negligence of others. That is why having insurance is so important for many people. The negligent party's insurance may pay for some or all of the costs for the medical treatment. Even when insurance does not pay for everything, the payments they make can at least make the patient's costs manageable.

Get help when an insurer acts in bad faith

Paying the premiums on one's automobile insurance policies can feel like a financial hassle, especially when a person never seems to make any claims. However, in the event that a Hawaii resident suffers an injury in a car accident and must seek compensation from their insurer they should be aware of their rights. In some situations insurers engage in damaging practices that leave injured parties without the financial help that they need.

New report highlights frequency of pedestrian accidents in Hawaii

Both visitors and residents alike tend to spend as much time as possible outdoors when they are on the Hawaiian Islands. This can mean choosing to walk to one's favorite dining spot, beach or park in lieu of driving simply because it is so pleasant to be close to nature. However, when individuals choose to travel on foot rather than in the protective confines of vehicles they may find themselves at risk of suffering injuries or death due to dangerous drivers.

Can I sue if I am attacked by my neighbor's dog?

Dog bites and other attacks by domestic animals can be incredibly serious and can inflict life-threatening injuries on victims. It is important that, in the wake of such an incident, a victim seeks medical attention to ensure that their injuries are attended to and that they are assessed for any potential exposure to animal-carried diseases. In Hawaii, the victim of a dog bite or attack generally may sue for their losses through a civil personal injury claim.

Common causes of boat accidents

Accidents happen every day on the roads and highways that cross the Hawaiian Islands. However, boat accidents are also real threats to individuals who enjoy spending time in and on the water. There are many different reasons that accidents between boats, swimmers and other water-based vessels occur, and this post will address several of them.

A review of negligence as the grounds for a personal injury claim

This Honolulu-based personal injury legal blog has provided to its readers a number of informative posts that have discussed numerous ways that victims of personal injuries may encounter their harm. Victims are made through vehicle and boat accidents, the use of unsafe products and accidents at poorly maintained properties, and through poor care and attention by medical professionals. Although the ways in which personal injury victims are made are unique, there is generally one common element that ties all of their incidents together into a single legal theory: negligence.

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