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Why Should I Hire A Lawyer?

Q: Do I need a lawyer?

A: In our experience, insurance companies are often not fair to people making claims for benefits they deserve. Insurance companies will rely on legal technicalities to refuse to pay the insurance benefits you deserve. Generally, while in your attempts to obtain insurance benefits, the insurance representatives are much more experienced than you. In order to level the playing field and to deal with insurance companies using legal technicalities to deny your benefits, we believe a lawyer is necessary to protect your legal rights.

Q: Do I pay for the initial consultation with a lawyer?

A: At Tateishi & Tanaka you do not have to pay for the initial consultation with our lawyers. When consulting with our lawyers, we will answer your questions and provide you with a road map as to how your claim will proceed. We will make it clear that there is no obligation to hire us, but will ask that you consider hiring our law firm.

Q: How do I pay for the lawyer?

A: For an injury case, Tateishi & Tanaka are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we do not recover compensation for your losses, we do not get paid.

Q: How do I select the right lawyer?

A: Lawyers use the internet, newspaper ads, and yellow pages to discuss their credentials and experience. These forms of advertisement provide an indication as to the credibility of the law firm. At Tateishi & Tanaka, while clients do seek our services using these forms of advertisement, the majority of our clients are referred by members of the community, friends, other clients, and health professionals. At Tateishi & Tanaka, we believe that you should speak with family and friends to have them assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you.

If you are seeking legal advice from a personal injury lawyer in Maui, please contact the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka by email or Toll Free at (866) 251-7679.

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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