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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: How do get the sealed transcripts from a multimillion dollar Federal Case released to me, thge only victim and plaint

iff involved and a 5 m illion dollar rrcommendation was made against the Defendants in my favor. This case wron gfully dismissed by Judge Derrik Watson in Hazawaii Federal Court after he had a seald meetin g with my attorneys, MIchael Green and Earl Anzai. The JUdge dismissed rhis ccase and refuses... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Trying to make a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver ins policy. They told me I must meet a $5000 PIP?!

Accident occurred in HI. Insurance carrier for at-fault driver is AAA.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2024

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I can't speak for Hawaii's PIP (personal injury protection) system - only your state's local attorneys could advise on that. I can say that different states can impose their state-specific thresholds... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Hawaii on
Q: If the Attorney General turns a blind eye to serious issues among multiple non profits serving homeless what can I do?
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answered on Dec 17, 2023

If you're concerned that the Attorney General is not addressing issues with nonprofits serving the homeless, there are several steps you can take. First, document your concerns clearly and comprehensively. This should include specific instances of the issues you've observed, along with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Divorce and Family Law for Hawaii on
Q: I am 66 years old, unmarried and residing for 8 years with a controling man who I depend on financially. I need $ to esc

In response to his proposal of marrige ,I gave up my business, friends, vocational license, all because he asked me to. When asked why I wasn't introduced to family and friends. He asked me to wait for his dad to pass. Eight lonely isolated years of empty promises later, he tells me... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2023

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your difficult situation. Personal injury and general civil litigation attorneys (the chosen categories here) are not really versed in these issues. You could try reposting under Divorce, and if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Hawaii on
Q: Toxic work place suffered a psychological injury.Is a psychological injury a disability?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 4, 2023

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to workers' comp and disability attorneys in Hawaii to try to set up free initial consults to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own, and there's a tab above,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Hawaii on
Q: Rented home,w/o alarms, fixed rotten stairs prior to moving in,nor got check 4 repair,not renting condition, able 2 sue?

investigation found zero fireworks or any known combustible items near reported start of fire location.fire investigator’s/landlords insurance determined cause unknown. First week moving in home, off and on we would smell burning wood but didn’t see smoke, (ironically the location witnesses... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 8, 2022

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your question straddles several categories and I can only speak for the Personal Injury aspect of your question, not the L-T issues. When you mention "unscathed," it sounds like you might be referring to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Hawaii on
Q: Why cant I find a workers comp, attorney in Hawaii? almost 3 years now

I had them up to 35k without one. They denied, delayed, blocked a legit claim. Now Im destroyed.

Tim Rose
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answered on Sep 27, 2022

Check out Justia.com they have many attorneys in Hawaii that service workers' compensation claims. Good luck. https://www.justia.com/lawyers/workers-compensation/hawaii

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Can a Tennant sue his Landlord? And what is the viability of this?

For the last 10 months I have been living in a situation that I can no longer tolerate. No longer hope that it will get better, no longer willing to compromise my health mental, psycial and emotional. I now have been experiencing PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, from being traumatized by my... View More

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answered on Aug 30, 2022

Your situation sounds alarming and unsustainable. You correctly identify your claims as arising out of landlord-tenant legal responsibilities. Your complaints appear to complain of a violation of the covenants of exclusive use and quiet enjoyment by your landlord.

Frankly it will take a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Hawaii on
Q: I got hit by a truck at his fault while I'm walking in Hawaii. He doesn't have an insurance and has not responding

How can I make him to pay for my medical bills caused by him?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 23, 2022

If you have UM coverage then it might be best to see if your UM policy will cover you, as well as your health insurance and/or medical payments coverage. Also, I would contact an injury/accident lawyer in Hawaii ----most will provide a free initial consult and you might receive some additional... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Hawaii on
Q: Do I have a right to access toxicology report of I am the victim of an accident? How can I get his insurance to pay?

I was not at fault. The person who caused the accident was killed in the accident. His insurance isn't paying yet. I cannot get insurance settlement until prosecutor investigates case. What can I do to get records of the accident so that I can move forward. I have no car and no rental car. Do... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 21, 2022

If you do not have a lawyer representing you then please immediately hire one. When the insurance company does not cooperate with you, then you need someone to fight for you and protect your rights and that is a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Hawaii on
Q: How do you care for the elderly in your home And Keep out Dept of Health interferes.

Rental agreement is used by a caregiver/ lessor and residents/ tenants to make it legal but now Dept of Health creates all kind of rules . How do we protect ourselves from all this.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 30, 2020

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One option, which you likely already realize, could be to sit down with a local attorney familiar with the new laws and identify issues that could arise in the future. You could also contact social workers and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Hawaii on
Q: Is there invasion of privacy law in hawaii

I'm having Ni some with the person I. Have 21st

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 4, 2020

A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. There most likely are such laws, as invasion of privacy is addressed in virtually every jurisdiction. It's a broad offense and can cover different wrongful acts, from disclosing sensitive information to casting the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Hawaii on
Q: Hello, My 57 yr. old dad died from not having proper care from his Caretaker worker employed by Aloha Care in Hilo.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2020

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could reach out to Hawaii attorneys to discuss further. An attorney could investigate the matter further and request records for review with a medical... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: I live in Hawaii and own several palm trees that shed their palm frond regularly. If one lands on someone am I liable
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 4, 2020

A Hawaii attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general premise, you could possibly be liable. Owners of trees could be liable if it is determined that they were negligent. And that element of negligence could be subject to different interpretations - failing to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: what can I do if i got hit and a broken toe by someones 70mph RC car that they were racing on the street?

When we arrived at the mechanic, the workers were all out of the street racing RC cars that reach up to 100mph. My friend and I, who were waiting to pick up his truck were on the side watching them. They were drinking beers as well. They agreed to one more race and as they were coming back at a... View More

Tyler Young
Tyler Young
answered on Jun 11, 2020

This sounds like a classic case of "negligence." The question is whether the person driving the RC car has assets to cover your claim. He/she, or the business, certainly may have insurance to cover this. You should consult a personal injury attorney in Hawaii to, among other things,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Is there any case law referencing liability of property owner for injuries incurred by falling coconut
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2020

You'll probably have to run searches on either publicly or commercially available case law databases in jurisdictions where the issue arises. It isn't something that most lawyers in the mainland U.S. would readily have available at their disposal as a common reference. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Hawaii on
Q: Stated in my lease, I can break without penalty if I find mold and I found black mold... how do I terminate

I also had requested a mold test which was denied and asked for mold remediation of the shower which took months. I’ve suffered now from sinus issues, allergies, esophagitis and had to pay to an ent out of pocket and am worried about all of the toxic spores we’ve now been exposed to. How do I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 10, 2019

In terms of the personal injury aspect of your question, you'll have to see if you could arrange a free initial consult with a Hawaii personal injury attorney who could review your records and what information is available on the mold. The problem with these types of cases is that establishing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Hawaii on
Q: Can I sue someone for a hit and run in Hawaii where its a no fault state when they fled the scene after hitting us?

We were making a left hand turn on a green light when a car came out of nowhere and ran a red light at a speed of at least 50mph. They T-boned our car and we spun out before bouncing off of a pole on the other side of the street and then finally coming to a stop. I and my sister had to be extracted... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 26, 2019

Contact a personal injury in Hawaii immediately. You have probably already notified your own insurance carrier; have your attorney place them on notice of an uninsured motorist claim. It sounds like it was a busy post-accident scene that involved a police response, as there were EMTs. Your attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: What can I do if someone harasses me through text messages?

I am a student here at BYU Hawaii, and have received a message ..I do not know how they got my number.

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon
answered on Jun 7, 2018

Depending on what was said and your relationship with the person, you might want to make a police report so that incident can be documented and the police can explore the possibility of pressing charges. If it continues, or if you feel that your safety and property if threatened by the messages,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Got into a bike accident where a car side swiped me on the sidewalk. 2 years since it happened and got carpal tunnel and

Damaged nerves. Worker is offering a settlement of $15,000. Does that sound right?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 2, 2018

You need a consult from an experienced attorney. John O'Neill in Maui gives free consults. Give him a call and tell him I suggested you call.

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