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)?
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.
Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney now for a free evaluation of your case.
Hawaii Personal Injury Attorney
William Lawson, Esq.
1188 Bishop St. Suite 2902
Honolulu, HI 96813
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