Losing a loved one because of a car crash is devastating. One moment, you're thinking of the things you want to do together. The next, you're planning a funeral.
There is no worse feeling than hearing that someone you love has unexpectedly passed away. You may have just spoken to them or have been hoping to see them soon, but the reality is that they're no longer with you.
The sudden loss of a loved one can send emotional shockwaves throughout a Hawaiian family. Surviving family members can find it difficult to move on with life without the love and support of their lost loved one. Children are oftentimes forced to grow up without parents, spouses have to move on without their other half and parents have to find a way to live life without their child. This emotional devastation can be enough to be overwhelming, but the truth of the matter is that financial losses also contribute to surviving families' hardships.
Unless one has been through it themselves, it can be hard to imagine the pain of losing a parent or loved one in an accident caused by driver negligence. Families who have been through this may consider taking legal action against the parties responsible for their loved one's death. Filing a wrongful death claim may provide financial relief to a grieving family, as well as an opportunity to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
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.
Losing a loved one is a painful experience, particularly if their death could have been avoided. Sadly, many deaths in our state occur due to another person's negligent actions. If a loved one passed away in an accident, there is a good chance that one or more parties are liable for their death. Many cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice or workplace accidents are caused by negligent drivers, property owners, physicians and supervisors. However, some wrongful death cases, such as assault and battery, involve intentional wrongdoing.
A tragic airplane crash in Hawaii has sparked calls for better safety regulations in the aviation industry. Eleven people were killed northwest of Honolulu when a twin engine turboprop plane taking passengers on a skydiving trip crashed shortly after takeoff. It was the worst civilian airplane accident since 2011.
Wrongful death legal resources are critical for surviving family members coping with the unexpected loss of a loved one. When a loved one has been unexpectedly killed in a car or other accident because of the negligence of another party, the negligent party may be liable to compensate the victim's family for the harm they have suffered.
Hawaii is very beautiful place, which is why many tourists come to the islands each year. There is a lot to offer the tourists as they take their vacations. Many of the activities involve being on or around the water, but there is much more to see than that. Also, there are tourist attractions in many locations on the islands and in order to see all that people want to see they will need to fly to various locations. This could involve flying in planes, but people also take helicopter rides as well.