My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more. In my office, we’ve instituted a twenty-four-hour call back policy. The right to make the ultimate decisions on your case. Diana’s situation is kind of like a combination of the first two examples. This way, you can focus your energy on the important stuff, like getting better and getting your life back to normal.Read More
Hawaii Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Hawaii
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Hawaii
- Allen K. Williams
- James J. Bickerton
- Vladimir Devens
- Daniel M. Chen
- Wayne Parsons
- Sergio Rufo
- Gerald Y. Sekiya
- John S. Edmunds
- Mark F. Gallagher
- Bert S. Sakuda
- Brian K. Mackintosh
- Collin M. Fritz
Allen K. Williams
Attorney Allen K. Williams of Trecker & Fritz Attorneys at Law serves clients in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii. He has an established reputation for providing quality representation to local residents, military members stationed on the island and tourists. An aggressive litigator, he fights for recovery and restitution for victims of various types of personal injury incidents, including:,· Traffic accidents,· Bike accidents,· Pedestrian accidents,· Aviation accidents,· Slip-and-fall accidents,· Medical malpractice,Mr. Williams began his legal career after his 1979 graduation from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his admissions to The State Bar of California in 1980 and the Hawaii State Bar Association in 1981. His well-known dedication to positive results on behalf of the injured has earned the trust of the residents of the Hawaiian Islands and helped to establish his firm as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the United States.A respected and active member of the legal community, he holds memberships in the American Association for Justice, the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and the Hawaii Association for Justice.Throughout his decades of legal practice, he has employed innovative and creative methods to help clients obtain positive results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Whether it is in trial proceedings, settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration, Allen K. Williams keeps the clients needs as his main priority while providing effective representation and personal service. His tireless efforts on behalf of personal injury victims are why people throughout the region and beyond continue to turn to him after a catastrophic accident.
Haseko Center, 820 Mililani St., Suite 701,, Honolulu HI 96813
James J. Bickerton
Attorney James J. Bickerton is a founding partner of Bickerton Dang, LLLP, a law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Bickerton devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing clients throughout the Hawaiian Islands who have been injured in motor vehicle and other types of accidents caused by the negligence of others. He also represents business clients in cases involving commercial litigation, professional liability and real estate.Mr. Bickerton has more than 30 years of experience and has represented many high-profile clients over the course of his career. Born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Bickerton moved to Hawaii as a child. He earned a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and acquired his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.In addition to being licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Hawaii, Mr. Bickerton is also admitted to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.Along with his law practice, Mr. Bickerton is involved in a variety of organizations and activities. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and previously served as director of the organization. Other roles that he has served in include governor of the Hawaii Association for Justice and chairman of the Hawaii State Bar Association Special Committee on Appellate Issues.Mr. Bickerton is also a member of the Hawaii Chief Justices Committee on the State Adoption of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He commonly provides his legal services on a volunteer basis in matters involving the environment, free speech and other issues.
Topa Financial Center Fort St Tower, 745 Fort St., Suite 801,, Honolulu HI 96813
Vladimir Devens is a prominent personal injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his more than 28 years of practice, he has represented victims injured in wrongful death cases, motor vehicle accidents, moped/bicycle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bite cases, medical malpractice, workers compensation and many other types of cases. He has helped his clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. The Devens Law Firm serves the Honolulu area and also the neighbor islands of Hawaii.After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an economics degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Devens earned a law degree from the UC Berkeleys Boalt Hall. He is licensed to practice in all of the Hawaii state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also certified as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program.Active in a number of professional organizations, Mr. Devens serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii State Bar Association and is a member of the Hawaii Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society. Active in his local community, Mr. Devens also serves on the board of directors for Honolulu Crime Stoppers.Mr. Devens has served as a presenter at various seminars and conferences in Hawaii and throughout the country including as a keynote speaker at Harvard Law School. He has also co-authored articles for publications including the Hawaii Bar Journal and for organizations such as the Hawaii State Bar Association.Mr. Devens has received a number of honors over the course of his career. He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Daniel M. Chen
Attorney Daniel M. Chen is a Partner at the law firm of Rush Moore LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Chen is a member of the firms Litigation Department and serves clients on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Hawaii Island.Mr. Chen has been licensed to practice in Hawaii since 2001 and has more than 18 years of experience. Over the course of his career, he has represented individuals in matters involving trustee-beneficiary disputes, partition lawsuits, business disputes, sexual harassment/assault claims, injury claims, insurance claims, and real estate disputes. He has received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.An experienced litigator, Mr. Chen has appeared in both state and federal court. In addition, he is a skilled negotiator and serves as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program. He has participated in numerous administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations.In addition to running his practice, Mr. Chen has held seminars for his corporate clients on insurance and litigation topics. He has also served as a presenter for the National Business Institute.Mr. Chen is active in the Hawaii State Bar Association and belongs to the associations litigation and insurance coverage litigation sections. He is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and serves as the Hawaii Membership Chair for the Defense Research Institute.As a graduate of Punahou School, Mr. Chen went on to earn a bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He then received his law degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the Law Review.
Pacific Guardian Ctr Mauka Twr, 737 Bishop St., Suite 2400,, Honolulu HI 96813
At the Wayne Parsons Law Office, Wayne Parsons is strongly committed to protecting the financial and legal rights of his fellow Hawaiians in personal injury cases. He focuses on a full range of injury matters for clients throughout the islands, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction litigation and medical malpractice.Mr. Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering – physics and engineering – mathematics, also minoring in electrical engineering, from the University of Michigan. During a stint working on Maui alongside scientists with the 1969 Apollo moon landing, Mr. Parsons fell in love with the people and culture of the islands. He returned to the University of Michigan to earn his Juris Doctor, then settled permanently in Hawaii.Over the years, Mr. Parsons has been extremely active in the legal community, assisting the general public in learning about law and in numerous community service efforts. He founded the Peoples Law School, a course designed to teach nonlawyers basic legal knowledge, and was also the founder of the Hawaii Association for Justice. Mr. Parsons served as president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and governor of the American Association for Justice, and is an active member of the Civil Justice Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and the U.S. Green Building Council.Mr. Parsons has been given the highest rating of AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a recipient of the HSBA ‘Ikena Award for public education and the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award of Excellence.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Dillingham Business Center, 1406 Colburn St., Suite 201C,, Honolulu HI 96817
Attorney Sergio Rufo is the founding member of RUFO LAW in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Rufo has more than 20 years of experience litigating personal injury and medical malpractice matters. His firm focuses on medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. He also handles matters involving recreation accidents, brain/spinal cord injuries, and business litigation. He is licensed in Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and Michigan.Over the course of his career, Mr. Rufo has served in various roles within the legal industry and has been involved in many significant cases. He opened his own firm dedicated to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury in 2014. Mr. Rufos accomplishments have earned him an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating through the organization.Active in the Hawaii legal community, Mr. Rufo has spoken at various events and donated his time giving back to the community. He has participated as a Judge in mock trial competitions and as an Arbitrator and Mediator for the Hawaii State Judiciarys Court Annexed Arbitration Program (CAAP). He is part of the faculty at the Hawaii State Bar Association responsible for the Trial Academy for young attorneys. Mr. Rufo is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Guam Bar Association, the CNMI Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a Barrister in the James S. Burns Aloha Chapter, American Inns of Court IV. He has also be honored to be the MC at several professional functions. Mr. Rufo holds a Bachelors degree in economics from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, and a Canadian law degree from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. He earned his U.S. law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in New Kingston, Jamaica, which renders him eligible to practice in the Caribbean.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
1050 Bishop Street, # 322,, Honolulu HI 96813
Gerald Y. Sekiya
As a founding member of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Gerald Y. Sekiya has over four decades of experience representing the people of Hawaii in matters of personal injury. With a focus on automobile accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and toxic torts, he has been named a fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers and is admitted to practice in Hawaii and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9TH Circuit.Mr. Sekiya began his education at the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science, graduating with honors and as a member of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi before moving on to the University of California Hastings College of the Law to earn a Juris Doctor, also graduating with honors. During his time in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the Law Review.With extensive trial experience in defective products, Mr. Sekiya is currently the president of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a past president of the Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii. He is also a current member of the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and a former state delegate for the American Association for Justice.Before founding the practice, Mr. Sekiya worked as a grader for the California Bar Exam as he worked to encourage understanding of personal injury law in new attorneys.
Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop St., Suite 600,, Honolulu HI 96813
John S. Edmunds
Attorney John S. Edmunds is a partner with Edmunds Verga & Omonaka Attorneys at Law, a Law Corporation, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Edmunds devotes his practice to plaintiff personal injury law, business litigation and criminal defense. He has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the accused as well as those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence.Born in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Edmunds graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1964. He then attended the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he received honors from his involvement with the moot court. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1967, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.Throughout his career, Mr. Edmunds has proven himself a dedicated and tireless advocate for those he serves who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome possible for his clients. Recognized for his professionalism and service, he holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received numerous other accolades from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.A leader in his field, Mr. Edmunds served in a number of leadership roles for various legal organizations and judicial commissions. He is also a member of American Bar Association and the Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs Attorneys, where he has served on the board of governors from 1982 to 1983 and then again, each year since 1995. He is also a Master of the Bench for the American Inns of Court and once served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii.Furthermore, Mr. Edumunds published Prepaid Legal Service: Its Development and Future for the Hawaii Bar Journal, and he has served on the adjunct legal faculty at the University of Hawaii School of Law. He has also served on the board of directors for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and he has served as chairman for the Prepaid Legal Services Committee of the Hawaii State Bar Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop Street, Suite 2104,, Honolulu HI 96813
Mark F. Gallagher
The founder of his own law firm in Kailua, Hawaii, Mark F. Gallagher has zealously represented people throughout the state who have been injured by the negligent and careless acts of others for over 20 years. The cases he has handled have included motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, product liability claims, slip-and-falls, insurance claims and other significant personal injury cases involving brain injury, paralysis, burn injuries and other damages. He also represented numerous adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims brought against perpetrators and responsible institutions under Hawaiis window statute. Mr. Gallagher attended Tufts University, earning his bachelors degree in economics in 1985. He then pursued his legal education at Boston University School of Law, where he served as a case and note editor for the schools Review of Banking & Financial Law. Mr. Gallagher was awarded his law degree in 1988 and was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts the same year. He was later admitted to practice in Georgia and Hawaii. Mr. Gallagher is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. , Recognized by his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and superb ethics, Mr. Gallagher has earned many awards and accolades. They include a Distinguished BV rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii. , AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Bert S. Sakuda
Bert S. Sakuda brought his skills as a personal injury attorney to the law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1979. Since then, he has earned a reputation throughout the state as an exceptional litigator, serving people who have suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents and those dealing with the hassles of insurance claims. He is also a sought-after advocate during the appeals process.Mr. Sakuda received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Hawaii and returned to complete his law degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. In 1979, the Hawaii State Bar Association legally approved him to practice law.Because of Mr. Sakudas reputation as a foremost authority on insurance and personal injury litigation, the legal community often calls upon him to serve. During legislative hearings regarding casualty insurance, Mr. Sakuda frequently represents the rights of injured parties. He is also one of the most requested lecturers at educational seminars. The Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii named Mr. Sakuda lawyer of the year in 1996, and he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Sakuda has served on committees for the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Additionally, he has been appointed to the Civil Jury Instructions Committee, the Appellate Rules Committee and the Discovery Referee Committee of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii. Mr. Sakuda has also participated in the annual State of Hawaii Judicial Conference.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop St., Suite 600,, Honolulu HI 96813
Brian K. Mackintosh
Brian K. Mackintosh is an attorney and the founder of the Law Office of Brian K. Mackintosh, Ltd. located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Mackintosh devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law, with a particular emphasis on sexual abuse. Committed to fighting injustice, he serves clients in Honolulu and throughout the Hawaiian Islands who are victims of negligence or sexual abuse.Mr. Mackintosh earned bachelors degrees in philosophy and Asian studies from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating cum laude. Following undergraduate school, he went on to receive a doctorate in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University and graduated summa cum laude.After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Mr. Mackintosh became a licensed attorney in the state of Hawaii. He has been licensed since 2011 and has several years of experience.Over the course of his time in practice, Mr. Mackintosh has handled a wide variety of matters. His cases have involved failure to warn, false advertising, government fraud, medical malpractice, negligence, pesticides, products liability, sexual abuse, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower protection and wrongful death. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels.Mr. Mackintosh is committed to advocating for the rights of victims of personal injury and sexual abuse. He is dedicated to helping those who have been subjected to abuse from athletic organizations, churches, educational institutions and other powerful institutions. He offers free, confidential consultations and advocates zealously on behalf of his clients to help them obtain significant financial compensation.
1003 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 1990,, Honolulu HI 96813
Collin M. Fritz
Serving clients in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii, Collin M. (Marty) Fritz has dedicated his decades-long career to helping those who suffered in catastrophic accidents. He is an attorney with Trecker Fritz & Williams Attorneys at Law, and he has built a reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Hawaii.A former member of the United States military, he is passionate about providing skilled and personal representation to military personnel injured while stationed on the island, as well as to local residents and tourists in cases pertaining to the following:,· Aviation accidents,· Traffic accidents,· Slip-and-fall accidents,· Medical malpractice,After earning his law degree from The University of Iowa in 1973, he gained admission to The Iowa State Bar Association in 1973 and the Hawaii State Bar Association in 1976. In 1981, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.For 40 years, attorney Fritz has helped injured victims throughout the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere in the United States secure the compensation they deserve. His inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America and role as a lecturer and panelist for various legal organizations demonstrates his career-long dedication to excellence in a range of personal injury concerns.Attorney Fritz is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, and his stellar record of success and commitment to innovative methods and professionalism has contributed to the firms establishment as one of the leading personal injury firms in the country.
Haseko Center, 820 Mililani St., Suite 701,, Honolulu HI 96813