A catastrophic injury is a specific class of injury under personal injury law, and it is what I specialize in. People with catastrophic injuries have either died from their injuries or are so severely disabled that they will never again be able to earn a living. Those who survive are at the mercy of society to assist them in getting the help they need. Similarly, their families experience the additional financial burden of helping their loved ones to make ends meet. As a Serious Personal Injury Lawyer Hawaii, it is my duty and privilege to help people wronged by others in such a terrible manner get the compensation they need.
Based on the various situations in which an individual may experience a personal injury, I have divided my practice area into the following four divisions:
If someone dies because of someone else’s actions, such as a workplace accident, medical malpractice, or even a dangerous product, and it wasn’t due to something the deceased did, the survivors may be eligible for a wrongful death suit. Click the link for more information about these types of claims.
When you go to the hospital, you expect to come out feeling better – cured. But sometimes things don’t work out like you expect or like they should. Sometimes things can go terribly wrong.
If an organ fails completely, it can put a person under medical care for the rest of their life. In most circumstances, organ failure is due to something that has gone wrong in a hospital setting. Exceptions include extreme age or severe illness prior to a doctor seeing them. Click the link to find out if you may qualify.
This debilitating condition can be caused in a number of ways, from a workplace fall to a slip of the scalpel in surgery. A paralyzed individual and their family may be eligible for a wide range of compensatory claims.
If a doctor ignores your symptoms or misses a diagnosis and you end up receiving a catastrophic injury from it, this opens the possibility for a failure to treat the claim. Click the link to learn more about this specialized claim.
Seeking Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries in Hawaii
Sustaining a catastrophic injury can have a permanent impact on your quality of life. Potential challenges a victim may face as a result of a serious injury include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
- Bills for immediate medical care and ongoing treatment needs
- Lost wages and benefits, as catastrophic injuries typically deprive victims of the ability to work and find gainful employment
- Physical, emotional, and psychological pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Expenses for rehabilitation services, mobility equipment, etc.
- Inability to provide for one’s loved ones
- Inability to have intimate relationships with loved ones
Those are just a few examples. While it may not be possible to give a victim back the life they once had before their injury, it is often the case that victims can at least seek financial compensation for losses/damages like those described above.
This is an option when a victim was injured as a result of another party’s actions or carelessness. They can seek the compensation they deserve by filing a claim to collect from the negligent party’s insurance. If an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, or the negligent party has no insurance (which is not typically the case), a victim can pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit and seeking damages in court.
How a Hawaii Catastrophic Injury Attorney Helps
Filing a claim does not immediately result in a catastrophic injury victim receiving the payout they deserve. It can be very challenging to recover the compensation for which you are eligible in these circumstances if you attempt to do so yourself.
Have you sustained a major injury in Hawaii as a result of someone else’s negligence? Or, has a loved one died because someone else was careless?
If so, before filing a claim or taking legal action, strongly consider enlisting the help of an established Hawaii catastrophic injury law firm.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming any personal injury attorney in Hawaii can handle your case. Serious or catastrophic injury cases are unique and require special expertise.
As a Hawaii catastrophic injury attorney who has experience representing clients like you, I can improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement offer by:
Determining who the negligent party responsible for your injuries is often requires conducting an investigation. My firm has the resources necessary to do so. Our investigation will allow us to accurately identify all liable parties and gather evidence proving you were injured or a loved one passed away as a result of their negligence.
Accounting for your losses
While determining how much a basic personal injury claim may be worth can simply involve adding up a victim’s medical bills and lost wages, a qualified Hawaii catastrophic injury attorney can handle such difficult tasks as assigning a dollar value to non-economic losses (like physical pain) and estimating the amount of future financial losses you may incur due to your injuries.
It is unlikely an insurance company will be eager to offer appropriate compensation when you file a claim. This is one of the most important reasons to hire a lawyer after sustaining a catastrophic injury. I am prepared to negotiate aggressively with an insurance company to fight for what you are owed.
With over 25 years of experience in these types of cases, I have seen quite a lot. I have worked with other individuals who went through similar experiences and emotions. You may be wondering if you will ever be able to find a sense of normalcy. You might also feel additional stress from the pressure of paying bills and a reduced income. I understand the frustration and fear that you feel, and I am here to answer any questions you may have.
If you or someone you know has been affected by any of these and you live in Hawaii, you deserve to know your rights and the opportunity to fight for what you’re owed. Even if you live in a tropical paradise, tragedy can strike. A paralysis case in Pearl City is just as serious as it is anywhere else in the world. Call today to schedule a free consultation about your case. I look forward to working with you and getting you the justice that you deserve.