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May 2014 Archives

Alcohol allegedly a factor in fatal car-skateboard accident

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the road is responsible for watching for pedestrians, cyclists and others who share the road. Accidents involving pedestrians often result in severe injuries or death, and it can fall to grieving family members to seek some measure of legal justice in the wake of a fatal pedestrian accident.

Family brings lawsuit after death of University of Hawaii student

A college student's family is taking legal action after a truck accident that took the young woman's life at a Hawaii farmers' market. The family is suing the company that owns the delivery truck involved in the accident, as well as the 23-year-old woman who was driving the truck.

Avon recalls defective products that may cause eye injury

If you're putting on eye makeup, then you likely have other things on your mind besides whether or not the cosmetic tool you're using is dangerous. However, defective products come in all shapes and sizes. With that in mind, consumers in Hawaii who use Avon products might be interested in a recall recently announced for one of the company's eyelash curlers.

GM accused of concealing evidence during settled lawsuit

The lawsuit involving ignition switches on General Motors' vehicles demonstrates just how complex these matters can become with all of the legal wrangling. The attorney who originally brought a wrongful death lawsuit that may have eventually led to 2.59 million cars being recalled would like to attempt to have this case revived.

Fatal zipline accident on Maui raises safety questions

Proper safety measures are necessary to ensure that everyone who takes part in the services offered by a business remains safe. A recent zipline accident in Hawaii has caused some concern over the safety of the recreational activity, which is very popular with visitors to the islands.

FedEx hit with first lawsuit after fatal bus-truck accident

The commercial trucking industry is subject to complex regulations to protect motorists and pedestrians from potentially deadly hazards such as mechanical failure, dangerous loading practices, driver intoxication and driver fatigue. Unfortunately, safety standards are not always met, and often innocent victims pay the price. Commercial truck accidents are all too common throughout the country, including Hawaii.

Medical errors cited as third leading cause of death in the U.S.

People who are sick or injured rely on medical professionals to heal them and make them well. Unfortunately, even the best-trained doctors can make mistakes. Hawaii residents might be interested to know that a recent report named medical errors as the country's third leading cause of death.

2 motorists taken to hospital after Waimanalo crash

In addition to the physical injuries suffered in a car accident, many people experience significant financial obstacles as a result of the crash. The aftermath of a serious auto accident often involves multiple phases, including the investigation, coordinating medical bill payments, receiving insurance benefits and ultimately bringing civil action against the driver whose negligence caused the crash.