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December 2014 Archives

Premises liability includes more than slips and balcony falls

Many Hawaii residents are not fully aware of the responsibilities that business owners hold toward the individuals who frequent their establishments. Owners and operators are expected to maintain a safe and secure environment for all those who are present at that place of business. These responsibilities may take a different form depending on the type of business, but the core remains the same. When these duties are not properly met, premises liability offers an avenue of legal recourse that extends far beyond simple accidents such as shopping center and balcony falls.

Tragic accident proves the danger of reckless drivers

A tragic accident on the island of Maui emphasizes what can happen when one motorist endangers everyone else on the road. This recent accident left one pedestrian injured and another person dead. Reckless drivers are frequently responsible for fatal accidents that cause serious damage. 

Consumers can be advised of recalls of defective products

Most people love buying presents for babies and toddlers. What is not known is how many people who buy gifts take the time to check the item for injury hazards, or investigate to determine whether it may be a recalled item. Thousands of defective products are recalled every year, but the recalls often occur after injuries have already reported. 

Doctor not disciplined for wrong-site surgical error

When an individual is subjected to a serious medical error, the patient and his or her family can have a hard time coming to terms with the damage that has been wrought. This is especially true in cases in Hawaii and elsewhere in which a wrong-site surgical error takes place, largely due to the fact that the damage that follows could have easily been avoided. In many cases, medical malpractice action follows, not only to address the serious medical repercussions that can follow a surgical error, but also to gain a result that might help prevent similar errors from occurring in the future.

Insurance benefits do not always cover new therapies

When a resident of Hawaii is injured in a serious auto accident, the primary focus is on receiving the appropriate emergency medical treatment. In the days and weeks ahead, the patient and his or her family will begin to consider the long-term ramifications of the damage that has been suffered. When a spinal cord injury has occurred, the road to recovery can be long and difficult to navigate. Many families are surprised to learn that their insurance benefits may not cover all forms of medical care, especially when it comes to treatments that are newly available.

Lack of patience on Hawaii's roads can create reckless drivers

It might be difficult to find a driver in Hawaii who has not lost his or her patience with traffic on occasion. Most drivers deal with their frustration while continuing to observe the rules of the road. Regrettably, however, some drivers give in to their lack of patience and become reckless drivers.

Car accidents in Hawaii: Elderly woman killed

Oahu's 53rd traffic fatality of the year claimed the life of an 86-year-old woman on Dec. 1, according to local sources. Hawaiian car accidents have killed far too many people this year, with this woman being the latest victim. So far, police have not filed charges against the driver involved in the accident.

VA medical malpractice payouts come from U.S. Treasury

Veterans are an integral part of American society. No matter what side of the political spectrum, most people feel and express gratitude for the sacrifices made by veterans. However, there are many veterans who may be suffering from physical ailments. Many times, these ailments may have been caused by medical malpractice in Hawaii or any other state.

Innocent victims can suffer after Hawaii truck accidents

Human behavior can be irrational and human beings are never perfect. These facts affect every aspect of life, cause all types of problems and can even have serious consequences. One area of life in which people are most at risk of becoming victims due to other people's inadequacies is on the road. There, Hawaii drivers' irrational actions can result in injury-causing car, motorcycle and truck accidents.