Not everyone who is injured in an accident is entitled to damages. There are many factors to be considered in determining whether you have a viable personal injury lawsuit that requires the evaluation of skillful and experienced personal injury lawyers.
If you have been injured in an accident and you find yourself wondering "Do I have a case?" contact the Honolulu law firm of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks and schedule a free initial consultation.
Honolulu Personal Injury Damages Attorneys
Personal injury lawsuits are filed as a result of negligent or careless behavior by one person who has caused injury, or other damages, to another person. The ultimate goal of the personal injury process is to determine who was responsible for the accident, and make sure that he or she compensates the injured victim for the damages suffered.
Did the Accident Cause Your Personal Injuries?
Causation is a crucial part of any personal injury case. Credible and relevant evidence must be offered to demonstrate that the defendant was legally responsible for the damages sustained, in terms of literal cause and effect, as well as the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.
In most personal injury cases, causation can be established based on behavior. For example, in situations where the driver of a vehicle was behaving intentionally, in a way that had a "substantial likelihood" of resulting in harm, or if he or she behaved unreasonably given the circumstances, it is enough to demonstrate that he or she caused the accident.
Circumstances may also exist that reduce or eliminate the possibility of recovering compensation from the negligent or reckless party, including contributory or comparative negligence, where the personal injury victim's behavior led to or had a part in contributing to his or her injuries. Our zealous, results-oriented personal injury attorneys will thoroughly analyze the facts and circumstances leading to your injuries to determine whether your personal injury case has the potential to successfully recover compensation.
Contact Our Medical Negligence Lawyers
If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one due to an accident or mistake, call 808.524.1433 or e-mail our Honolulu personal injury damages lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Hawaii, or outside Hawaii, including distant Pacific locales, including Hong Kong and Guam.