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Maui Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Experienced Hawaii motorbike accident attorneys get you the compensation you need

Motorcycles and mopeds are popular modes of transportation for the people of Maui, but accidents involving these vehicles often have catastrophic results. Because of their size and the lack of protection, their operators are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or even death when stuck by other motor vehicles. The consequences of these injuries can be physical, emotional and financial. If you have been involved in a motorcycle or moped accident, you need to hire a capable and skillful attorney to represent you. At the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka, our attorneys are committed to obtaining fair compensation for these damages.

Common causes of motorcycle and moped accidents

Because of the potential severity of these types of crashes, it is important for motorcycle and moped operators to be aware of the potential risks to avoid a crash. However, even using due diligence, crashes occur. Some of the causes of the crashes include:

  • Improper left turn
  • Driving inattentively
  • Speeding
  • Driving while impaired
  • Weaving between lanes
  • Unsafe roads
  • Unsafe lane change

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, get help from our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Hawaii motorcycle and moped crash statistics

While motorcycle and moped accidents might not be as common as car accidents, the results are more often serious or fatal. According to Hawaii’s Department of Health:

  • Between 2008 and 2012, 127 motorcyclists and 30 moped drivers died in accidents.
  • 45 percent of those fatalities were males between the ages of 20 and 40.
  • Only 27 percent of the deceased motorcycles riders and 7 percent of the moped riders were wearing helmets.
  • Between 2010 and 2012, more than 1,000 bikers were treated each year for non-fatal injuries.

These statistics show the potential severity of these crashes. After an accident, our attorneys have the experience and skill to get you the compensation you need.

Understanding Hawaii’s motorcycle and moped laws

Hawaii has a number of laws in place to protect the operators and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds, including:

  • Operators and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a helmet with a chin strap.
  • Children under the age of seven are not permitted to ride on motorcycles.
  • No passengers are permitted on mopeds.
  • You cannot operate a motorcycle without a proper license or safety training.

Although wearing a helmet is not required for all bikers by law, wearing one can make the difference between injury and death in an accident. At our firm, we can further explain Hawaii’s laws and represent you after a motorcycle or moped wreck.

After a motorcycle or moped accident, get help from experienced Maui attorneys

If you have been injured in a motorcycle or moped accident on Maui, we can help. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka have the experience and commitment to obtain fair compensation for your serious injuries. Contact us online or call 808-244-3933 today for a free initial consultation at our Wailuku, Maui office.

Successful Results

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    A man occupying a vehicle that collides into a tree as a result of the driver’s negligence sustains multiple injuries, including brain hemorrhage, fracture to his leg, and seizures.


    While riding his motorcycle on a state highway, a man sustains severe injuries to his head and body as a result of the negligence of a driver making a left turn in his path of travel and the failure to install traffic signals at the site of the collision.


    A man is killed in a rear-end collision.

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