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Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News and Cases related to Hawaii


On June 29, 2015, the Hawaii Supreme Court rendered its decision in the case of St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance, Hi. Sup. Ct. Case No SCCQ-14-0000727 (June 29, 2015). This case arose out of a wrongful death personal injury case handled by this office which resulted in a $4.1 million verdict in favor of our clients - even though Liberty Mutual, the primary liability insurer, never offered anything even close to its policy limits of $1 million. St. Paul - who had to pay our clients everything recovered in excess of the initial $1 million - claimed that Liberty Mutual committed bad faith towards it by failing to settle within its $1 million policy limits. The Hawaii Supreme Court agreed and found that an excess insurer has claims for bad faith against a primary insurer.

 

 

 

Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer in Hawaii

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Hawaii you should consider getting the advice of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney right away! Here at Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney we have been representing the victims of serious injuries and wrongful death resulting from car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents for over 25 years. For some considerations in finding a personal injury lawyer in Hawaii to assist you, please examine: Considerations in finding the right injury lawyer in Hawaii

 

Car Accident minimum insurance coverages

Hawaii is a "no fault" state. That means that all drivers of motor vehicles are required by law to maintain minimum insurance coverages applicable to their vehicle under Hawaii law. The minimums differ for depending upon the particular vehicle involved. These coverages are required by Hawaii law and generally should be available to help to compensate a person for loss as the result of negligent operation of the vehicle. (Optional additional coverages may also be available.) These are some of the requirements under Hawaii law:

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as of the writing of this webpage. The links to the current Hawaii law according to the State of Hawaii website are also provided on the pages which are found on the above links.


Deadlines to file Car Accident claims in Hawaii

The deadline for filing a lawsuit in court in Hawaii to make claims for Deadline for making a claim injuries arising out of a motor vehicle accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. It should be noted, however, that there are exceptions to this rule- for example, claims against the City and County of Honolulu and the various other Counties must be filed with the appropriate agency within six (6) months of the date of the accident. For some claims the deadline is extended by statute to two years from the date of the last no fault, worker's compensation or public assistance benefit payment related to the accident, if such payments are made. You must file your claims in court prior to the expiration of such deadlines, or your claims may be lost—regardless of their merit. To be wise it is recommended that you immediately contact an attorney after an accident giving rise to injuries occurs- please do not hesitate to :

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General information about Car Accident claims in Hawaii

If you have suffered injuries or loss as the result of an auto accident in Hawaii, you will probably want to obtain and fill out a No Fault (Personal Injury Protection) benefits application form from the insurance company for the car with which you were most closely connected (the car in which you were riding -if you were in a car- or the car that impacted you if you were a pedestrian or a bicyclist). No Fault (PIP) usually provides medical coverage for injuries arising out of the use, maintenance or operation of a motor vehicle in Hawaii and it may also provide various other coverages (wage loss, substitute services, funeral benefits, etc.)

In Hawaii at present you generally must have at least a certain amount in medical expenses actually paid by the No Fault (PIP) insurer - $5,000 (1/1/98 on) - before you can recover for pain, Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney - Ambulance suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, wage loss in excess of that paid by No Fault (PIP) and various other losses caused by a motor vehicle accident. However, there are also a few other situations in which recovery for these additional losses may be possible. These situations include (1) accidents arising out of conduct for which punitive damages could be awarded, (2) accidents resulting in death, (3) accidents causing permanent loss of use of a part or function of the body, (4) accidents giving rise to permanent serious disfigurement which causes mental suffering, and (5) accidents in which the No Fault (PIP) benefits are exhausted and a few other situations.

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