The law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks represents people who have been injured or killed in bus accidents in Hawaii. Buses are not just big cars. Commercial driver's license and maintenance requirements may apply. Their large size often causes catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Our firm has the experience to recognize and handle unique factors associated with large buses and trucks. We have represented people who have been paralyzed or killed or whose cars burst into flames in bus accidents.
If you were injured as a resident or while visiting Hawaii, our law firm can help. We confidently and compassionately guide clients through the legal process that accompanies a bus accident case. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact a bus accident lawyer in Honolulu.
Determining The Cause Of Your Bus Accident
After a bus accident, our firm takes the necessary steps to investigate the accident's cause. We work to determine the liable party and if negligence contributed to or caused the accident:
- Negligent bus drivers — Was the driver licensed and properly trained? Was the driver speeding or driving recklessly?
- Negligent bus companies — Was the bus properly maintained? Were mechanical problems repaired? Was the driver's traffic record checked and monitored?
- Dangerous road conditions — Did design defects or dangerous road conditions contribute to or cause the accident?
Once we determine the cause of the accident, we can take legal action and seek compensation on behalf of the injured parties. Although Hawaii is a "no-fault" state in regard to automobile accidents, you may still be eligible for significant compensation to cover a wide range of damages and expenses. Discuss your options with a personal injury lawyer.
Take Prompt Legal Action
If you have been injured in a public transportation accident in Hawaii, it is important to act quickly and file your claim within the required time frame. Although there are some exceptions, most bus accident and other personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the accident. Talk to an attorney to find out the specific time frame for your injury case. Do not wait. Even though you may have two years to file your claim, there are many reasons for taking action sooner, such as preserving crucial evidence and evaluating treatment options to help speed recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus or mass transit accident in Hawaii, contact our law firm to speak to a personal injury lawyer. We offer free initial consultations. Call now at 808-524-1433 or toll free at 800-227-8601. You may also contact us online.