TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY AND ACCIDENT CASES WE HANDLE IN MAUI AND THROUGHOUT HAWAII
As a full-service personal injury law firm, we are prepared to handle any type of accident injury. We have the experience, knowledge and skill to represent you in the following areas:
- Auto accidents
- Truck and bus accidents
- Motorcycle and moped accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Zip-line accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
GETTING COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF NEGLIGENCE IN HAWAII INJURY
When you suffer from an injury due to another person’s reckless or negligent actions, you have the right to file a claim. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be able to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka, we have been fighting for the rights of injury victims in Maui and throughout Hawaii for more than 40 years. We work closely with each of our clients to develop a personalized legal strategy to obtain full and fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Hawaii, turn to our firm. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you need after a serious accident.
FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN MAUI
Like any other state, Hawaii has laws and guidelines surrounding the personal injury law process. Before you file your claim, you should be aware of certain rules:
- Statute of limitations. After your injury, in an auto case, you have two years from the date of the accident or two years from the last personal injury protection payment to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the victim is under 18 years old, the statute of limitations does not begin until their 18th birthday. In a medical malpractice case, you must file your claim within two years of either the date of the injury or the date of when it should have been discovered. If the medical malpractice victim is under 18 years old, the claim must be filed either by the time the victim turns 10 or within six years of the injury, whichever is longer. In the case of a wrongful death, the family has two years from the date of the death to file a claim.
- Comparative negligence. Hawaii is a comparative negligence state, meaning that you may be found partly at fault for your accident. Your compensation will be reduced to match your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for a car accident, then your damages will be reduced by 20%. However, if you are found to be 50% or more at fault, you will not be able to collect any damages.
Our experienced attorneys can ensure that you understand the specifics of your case and that you file in a timely manner. We explain every step of the process as we fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact our Maui personal injury lawyers for a free consultation
If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, get help from the Law Offices of Tateishi & Tanaka. Call us toll free at 808-244-3933 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. From our Wailuku, Maui office, we represent clients throughout Hawaii.