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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Hawaii on
Q: I have a vandalism claim on my vehicle of over $11,000 it has been almost 2 months and they keep stringing me along.

The vandalism was a gas contaminant of regular fuel in a diesel truck. the gas tank was nearly empty at time of occurrence and i have bank statements send the the insurance company of my gas purchases. Recently, they said they need the physical receipt to proceed with the claim, but since they did... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 14, 2019

You've been without the vehicle now for two months. It could make sense to set up a consult with an attorney. If an attorney succeeds in getting past the issues you're currently having with the receipts and is able to make arrangements for an experienced property damage adjustor to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Hawaii on
Q: Is the owner of a motor vehicle liable for damage caused by an insured driver of that vehicle?

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

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 22, 2019

I would argue that they are not, but their insurance is--in most states the owners insurance is primary.

But in most states for you to be personally responsible other things have to be shown.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Business Law for Hawaii on
Q: Is licensure required to practice Biomechanics, particularly Forensic Biomechanics, in the state of Hawaii?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 16, 2016

Depends on what the person is doing. For many aspects of engineering you don't need to be a licensed P.E.

As to "forensics" that will depend on whether a Court recognizes the individuals training, experience and background.

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