“Personal injury” is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Common examples of personal injury claims are traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and medical malpractice.
In a personal injury case, if the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. In Hawaii, this system is complex and controversial. You may need a lawyer due to the complexity your particular claim, or maybe the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from common, normal monetary recoveries. A lawyer that specializes in personal injury cases can help you take on insurance companies and large corporations who can be extremely aggressive in defending against personal injury cases. From investigating your claim to negotiating with the insurance company, the right attorney’s advice and assistance can make all the difference.
Our office represents clients on a "contingency basis," in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved. You pay nothing up front, and if there is no recovery for you in the end, there is no fee. As always, the initial consultation is totally free.
**This website is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this website is meant to be or should be construed as legal advice. Before making any decisions about your case, please consult with an attorney as the facts and circumstances of every case is different.