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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.

 

 

 

Finding and Choosing an Accident Lawyer in Hawaii

If you have been seriously injured in an accident in Hawaii you probably should seek the advice of an experienced accident lawyer in Hawaii right away! Following a serious accident your life may change drastically. You may experience temporary or permanent inability to work, physical and emotional pain. loss of enjoyment of life, physical limitations and expensive medical bills. Choosing an experienced and successful injury lawyer is an important decision, as it can make the difference between a successful outcome and an unsuccessful outcome. This information is provided to give you some helpful hints on choosing the accident lawyer that is right for you.

What to avoid when you need to hire an accident lawyer in Hawaii:

Many people do not know where to find a skilled and qualified attorney who can aggressively represent their case. The following are some common mistakes that people make when choosing an injury attorney:
  • Lawyer referral from a friend: Your friend probably had a different legal situation compared to yours, requiring different attributes in an attorney, which may not be what you need to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
  • Finding an accident lawyer in the yellow-pages: Yellow pages are impersonal and do not give you the background information that you need to hire a competent personal injury lawyer.
  • Choosing an injury lawyer because the office is local: Convenience should not be more significant than skill, professionalism, compassion, and the ability to effectively represent your case. You should find an attorney who has all of the qualities that are needed for a successful outcome in your case.
  • Choosing an inexperienced accident lawyer: Your attorney should be up to date with current laws and cases regarding all areas of accident law. Your lawyer should have the knowledge to answer questions quickly and effortlessly.

How to Find and Choose the Right Accident Lawyer in Hawaii

When you are involved in legal matters arising from a serious accident, you should hire an experienced attorney that you feel meets your needs. The personal injury lawyer that you choose should be a person that is experienced and that you feel comfortable with. Remember that you and your personal injury lawyer will be spending a great deal of time together, so compatibility is essential. The following are some characteristics that you should look for when choosing an accident lawyer:
  • Choose a lawyer who has experience in accident law.
  • Choose an attorney that has successful case results.
  • Choose a lawyer that has positive testimonials from previous clients.
  • Choose an attorney who has the time and resources to represent you on your personal injury claim.
  • Choose a lawyer who takes continuing education classes.
  • Choose an attorney who provides aggressive representation.
  • Choose a lawyer who will meet with you personally for the initial consultation.
  • Choose an attorney with reasonable fees.
  • Choose a lawyer that you are confident will represent your case with the skills necessary, and encompasses all of the characteristics that you think are important in an injury lawyer.

10 Questions to Ask an Accident Lawyer in Hawaii BEFORE Choosing

When you are choosing an accident lawyer you may ask him or her case-related questions that will help you decide if they are the right attorney for you. He or she should be willing and able to answer your questions and inform you of any pertinent issues that may help your case.
  • Does the attorney practice accident law? If so, what part of their practice does it make up?
  • Does the lawyer have experience successfully representing cases that are similar to my case?
  • How long has the attorney been practicing accident law?
  • Is the lawyer associated with any reputable law associations?
  • Has the attorney successfully settled many cases on behalf of his or her clients?
  • Do former clients have positive statements to make in regards to the experience with their lawyer?
  • Does the lawyer provide a free initial consultation?
  • Will the attorney explain the legal process and all aspects of your case to you?
  • Does the lawyer have the time and staff to adequately represent your legal matter?
  • Does the attorney typically represent plaintiffs (injured party) or defendants (negligent party)?

 

Summary

If you have suffered serious injuries as the result of an accident in Hawaii, you will want to find and choose a competent, experienced, successful personal injury attorney in Hawaii right away. By careful selection, you will be able to choose the personal injury attorney who is right for you.

Contact Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney now for a free evaluation of your case.

 

Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney

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Honolulu, HI 96813

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