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Choosing an Accident Attorney

Choosing an Accident Attorney in Maui

What to look for in a Hawaii personal injury attorney

The Maui accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka are aware of how overwhelming it can be when you are injured and need to find a good lawyer. We believe that your attorney should possess the following characteristics:

  • Positive reputation. You want an attorney who has references from people you trust, other attorneys or the local bar association.
  • Experience. You want an attorney who has handled many cases like yours. Your attorney should take the weight off your shoulders and make sure the insurance company is accountable for your financial, emotional and physical damages.
  • Proven success. Choose a law firm in Maui that handles and wins accident cases like yours. Ask what percentage of their practice is dedicated to cases like yours. Find out the outcomes. What kind of settlements has your lawyer won in the past? Do not be afraid to ask.
  • Availability. Know your attorney. Your attorney should be accessible and should meet with you to discuss the progress of your case.
  • Empathy. You need to feel comfortable with your attorney because you will be sharing your story. You deserve focused personal attention and should feel comfortable asking questions and getting answers. Your attorney should be able to explain your rights and options and should care about the outcome of our case.
  • Service. Will your attorney provide you with updates on your case? Your attorney should communicate with you and should be responsive to your questions.

Our attorneys encompass all of these attributes. We have the skill and dedication necessary to help you through the personal injury legal process.

How to evaluate accident law firms in Maui

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, the firm you choose to represent you can be critical to the success or failure of your case.

You should consider the following factors:

  • The attorneys’ experience and knowledge of Hawaii law
  • Their knowledge of how to meld the legal and medical aspects of your case
  • If they have a good working with relationships with top medical experts
  • If the firm has handled, and won, cases like yours
  • The philosophy of the firm
  • Your comfort level with this attorney or attorneys in the firm

At Tateishi & Tanaka we offer free initial consultation to allow you to discuss your concerns with our attorneys.

How we can help

If you have a personal injury lawsuit, you will want to find a firm that focuses on that area of law. For more than 40 years, we have represented clients in the Maui community in personal injury and wrongful death matters. We also serve visitors to Maui or Hawaii who suffer injuries while on vacation or business.

We have the skills and commitment to handle many types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Auto, truck or motorcycle accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death matters
  • Recreational accidents, including boating, bicycle, dirt bike or off-road accidents
  • Premises liability, or slip and fall accidents
  • Cases involving defective roadway design or other governmental liability cases
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Dental or medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Insurance bad faith, or wrongful denial of an insurance claim

Our attorneys have an established reputation on Maui. We have obtained million dollar and multi-million dollar results on behalf of our clients.

Contact our experienced accident lawyers in Maui

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from an accident, contact the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka today at 808-244-3933 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations from our office in Wailuku, Maui.

Successful Results

    A married man and father of two minor children, suffers severe injuries and death from the effects of over radiation caused by the negligence of his health care providers and a defect in the treatment software program.

  • WRONGFUL DEATH $850,000

    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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