Accidents are scary, especially when you’re on vacation. A split second of inattention can result in catastrophic injury, severe trauma, paralysis, organ failure, or even wrongful death in Molokai.

If you come here to see the Kamakau Preserve or work at the Palaau State Park, we advise caution while you’re driving or working. A slip, a fall, the wrong twist of the wheel can mean a call to your family.

At the Molokai wrongful death attorney’s offices of Jed Kurzban, Esq., we’re interested in hearing your loved one’s story. While we’re not able to bring them back, there is the possibility that we can represent you in court to receive just compensation.

In Hawaii wrongful death is a death caused “by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of any person.”
Death can happen in Molokai for a number of reasons. There could have been a car accident where someone zigged instead of zagged. A faulty product might have landed your loved one in the hospital. Perhaps they were already in the hospital and the doctor did not perform competently. Regardless of the cause, we want to hear from you.

Who can File a Wrongful Death Claim In Molokai?

There are specific individuals who may bring up a claim.

  • The executor of the deceased’s estate
  • A person who was dependent upon the deceased at the time of death
  • Children, mother, or father of the deceased
  • The wife or husband of the deceased
  • The ‘reciprocal beneficiary’ of the person who has deceased

Basically, the people who are able to bring up the case are the people who have a stake in the estate of the deceased.
Claiming wrongful death is a civil affair. Everything is adjudicated and placed in terms of monetary damages, rather than other types of penalties. Civil and criminal cases may be brought simultaneously in the state of Hawaii.

What Kind Of Damages May Be Sought For Wrongful Death In Molokai?

As it is a civil claim, there are many types of damages which may be brought as a result of wrongful death.

  • The value of the person’s employment at the time of death
  • Outstanding medical expenses
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Loss of advice, attention, or counsel
  • Loss of care and attention
  • Loss of parental education, guidance, or training

Any damages which are recovered, with the exception of the direct funeral expenses, are paid to those who are named in the case. Any award stays separate from the state and is not taxed.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Molokai

On the island of Molokai, you have two years from the date of death to file. This makes it absolutely imperative to speak with a Molokai death attorney who has many years of receiving favorable judgments under their belt.
If your loved one, father, mother, or child has died and you believe that there are more actions that you can take, call the Hawaii wrongful death law offices of Jed Kurzban or contact us using the convenient contact form. We love helping people.