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
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
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
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.
Minor damage on back bumper. I took my kids to school and returned to find owner. The driver of parked car has no license. She says her husband has a license and will finish work at 230p. Pictures were taken and she took her kida to school. I didn't see the car, but assumed there is no car... View More
Aloha, being that this occurred 3 weeks ago, the urgency has most likely passed. That said, you do have a duty to report most serious accidents that occur in or along Hawaii's public roadways. As the person whose car you struck was not operating the vehicle at the time, it is unlikely...View More
Restitution is owed for damage to a vehicle. The defendant’s insurance company has been trying to reach the victim for nearly 6 months to schedule an appraisal and get pictures of the damage, but the victim is not providing the necessary information.
An insurance company will hold a claim open, usually for a few years, but if the claimant abandons it, then the matter is closed. Was this a traffic crime case? If so, the District Court may take no further action at some point. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions.
You are responsible if you acted intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or negligently with respect to the operation of your vehicle. Accidents happen. However, if the operator of the other car parked in a manner that was a contributing factor to the collision (ex. Out of stall, obstructing a...View More
A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In most jurisdictions, it would be difficult to pin all liability on one party or the other in these types of settings, with both vehicles in reverse in a parking lot setting. Some of the options before you include going...View More
A Hawaii attorney should advise you here, but your post remains open for two weeks, and it's likely that time is of the essence in what you need to do. Some states treat driving without a valid license as a misdemeanor - only a Hawaii attorney could advise there. But at least find out the...View More
Very definitely. Look for an attorney who handles traffic citations. If the crash wasn't your fault you have a claim for your injuries and should contact a member of the Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.
the owner was in the car. Came to our house and told us what had happened. We called our daughter and she came back. She has autism and was scared. There was a dent on our car but nothing on the parked car. She apologized to the owner. Police gave her a citation to appear in court. What can she... View More
I was driving into the Hale Pauahi public parking garage on 155 N. Beretania St, Honolulu, and my car hit a triangular piece of metal that was installed as a traffic control device. The metal object was the exact same color as the wall and it had scratches and markings that made it practically... View More
You could possibly have a case. More information would be needed to make a more meaningful assessment. Keep in mind that as a general rule, claims involving public entities in many jurisdictions require compliance with notice of claim statutes. This means that in addition to a statute of...View More
I was driving without my license and hit a parked vehicle. No one was injured but both my vehicle and the other vehicle suffered damages. I did not stop and proceeded my house 3 blocks down to retrieve my wallet and wanted to calm down before I headed back to see the owners of the vehicle. After... View More
You can make a claim that while you technically left the scene you were in the viscinity getting your ID etc. If you left a note on the vehicle you could fight the ticket. Make sure your insurance covers it and a judge may let you off as you agree you did it, went to get your insurance...View More
You could do that, or you might be able to go through your carrier in a first-party claim, depending on your policy. If your policy covers the loss, your carrier could then pursue damages through the other driver's policy (provided that liability is conceded by Farmers - which seems to be an...View More
Here the driver is insured under the policy and hits a pedestrian causing serious bodily injury in excess of the $20,000 uninsured motorist coverage. The owner of the vehicle was not present at the accident. The owner of the vehicle lent the vehicle to the driver and put the driver on the insurance... View More
On July 27 2018, I turned onto a main roadway to go north from a public driveway and a driver who were coming from a hill top curve (south) around 35-40mph side swooped my car. The speed limit in that area is 25mph. After assessing damages, I verified my insurance policy which showed good through... View More
See if you could arrange a quick consultation with a Hawaii accident attorney to give the file a once-over. Unfortunately, you were entering a main road and without evidence in terms of video images, skid marks, eyewitness testimony, it could be difficult to support your assertions about the speed...View More
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
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
This happened in Hawaii. A pedestrian was under the influence of drugs and walking in the middle of the highway at night. I hit her with my car. The police report states that I am not at fault. She was injured and taken to the hospital. My insurance will pay her medical, because that’s what’s... View More
You can only go after her for the value of the vehicle. Presumably that was the collision that paid off the loan. If she had insurance that's all you can go after her for. Realistically, if she was on drugs in the middle of the road, do you think she will have money to pay for any judgment you get?
The attorney can find out from the judge but it'll look way better if he comes back as the whole thing happened because he left. As they say the "optics" are bad if he can't be there. The attorney can try to rearrange the date or time so that it's first thing Monday or Last...View More
If you were injured contact a member of the Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults. Attorney Richard Kawana in Honolulu (on Maui ask for John O'Neill ) may be able to help you if you were injured--you can give him my name.
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