FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AFTER THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
Under any circumstance, the death of a loved one is heartbreaking. Grief and heartbreak are only exacerbated when your loved one’s death may have occurred due to the negligent actions of another.
In Hawaii, wrongful death occurs when a death is caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of any person. The death can be the result of many things, including negligent driving, medical negligence, or failure to take proper safety precautions. When your loved one has lost their life because of the wrongful actions of a person or business, you and your family may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. At Tateishi & Tanaka, we will provide you with the legal guidance to navigate through the complex legal system to obtain fair and just compensation.
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN HAWAII?
Eligibility to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit depends on your relationship to the deceased person. The following people can file a wrongful death claim in Hawaii:
- Personal representative of the deceased’s estate
- Surviving spouse
- Reciprocal beneficiary
- Any person wholly or partly dependent upon the deceased person
Let the attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka determine your eligibility to assert a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased loved one.
WHAT TYPES OF DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER?
When the death of a loved one occurs, the lives of family members can quickly change. While grieving, finances may reach a state of disarray; especially when the deceased was a provider for others.
Following a wrongful death, Hawaii law allows recovery for these losses:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses related to the deceased’s injury or illness
- Lost wages
- Loss of society, companionship, comfort, consortium, or protection
- Loss of marital care, attention, advice, or counsel
- Loss of care, attention, advice, or counsel of a reciprocal beneficiary
- Loss of filial care or attention
- Loss or parental care, training, guidance, or education, suffered as a result of the death of the person
At Tateishi & Tanaka, we have more than 40 years of experience representing wrongful death victims and their families. We are committed to fighting for your family’s rights to obtain fair compensation for these damages.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN HAWAII FOR A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
In Hawaii, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date of death. If you do not file within this time period, the court may dismiss your case. It is imperative that you see an attorney right away after a death. At Tateishi & Tanaka, we will determine if you can file a claim, gather all necessary evidence, and file a claim on your behalf in a thorough and timely manner.
Contact our experienced, local Hawaii attorneys today
Schedule your free consultation with a local attorney specializing in wrongful death claims. If your loved one’s death resulted from an accident in Hawaii, the experienced attorneys at Tateishi & Tanaka will fight to recover compensation for your loss. Contact us online or call (808) 244-3933 today for a free initial consultation.