HELPING YOU RECOVER DAMAGES FROM CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT DRIVERS
With the large number of cars on the road each day, auto accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in Hawaii. Whether your accident was caused by someone on their cell phone or a tourist unfamiliar with the local roads, the impact of injuries and damages can be substantial.
When someone else’s careless or negligent actions on the roadway result in an accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. At Tateishi & Tanaka, we have more than 40 years of experience representing victims of auto accidents. We recognize that injuries often result in substantial pain and emotional injury. We are committed to fighting for your rights to obtain fair compensation for these damages.
GETTING YOU COMPENSATION AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
After an accident it is easy to get lost and overwhelmed when contacting insurance companies, gathering and filling out documents, and seeking medical treatment. Many of us are unfamiliar with insurance coverages and how each coverage applies to the accident. Insurance representatives are trained to act quickly and persistently in seeking recorded and written statements. They often act without your best interests in mind.
In Hawaii, following an auto accident, your medical treatment bills will be paid by your own auto insurance. This is known as “no-fault” insurance. However, the law allows an injured party to make a claim against the wrongful driver under certain circumstances. For example, if your medical treatment bills are more than $5,000.00, you are eligible to make a claim.
The experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will help you to understand your insurance picture, thoroughly advise you, and assert claims on your behalf. We will navigate the maze of insurance companies and medical providers to relieve you of that burden while you focus on recovery. We are familiar with the complex insurance laws in Hawaii and will keep track of time limitations to ensure that your claim is filed timely. Whether you have been involved in a car, truck, motorcycle, or bus accident we have the experience and knowledge to help you seek justice from those responsible for your injuries.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE OTHER DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE AUTO ACCIDENT IS UN-INSURED OR UNDER-INSURED?
We often hear the term “full coverage” in the context of auto insurance. In Hawaii, the meaning of “full coverage” can vary significantly. Hawaii law requires that all vehicles on the roadway be covered by a motor vehicle insurance policy. However, the coverages on a policy are not always the same. Oftentimes drivers do not have enough insurance or any insurance at all to cover the damages that they have caused.
Because of this it is important to have uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your own motor vehicle insurance policy. These coverages may provide compensation in the event that you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. UM/UIM coverage may also be available to you through insurance policies held by household family members. Our experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will help you sort through your insurance picture and explain the coverages that are available which may apply to your particular accident.
Contact our experienced, local Hawaii personal injury attorneys today
Schedule your free consultation with a local attorney specializing in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Hawaii, the experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will fight to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call (808) 244-3933 today for a free initial consultation.