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Car accidents in Hawaii bring tragedy to the new year

For some, the start of the new year has been wrought with sorrow and suffering due to the injury or unexpected death of a loved one. Hawaii residents who are involved in car accidents might find themselves in stressful circumstances and could benefit by consulting a professional legal team experienced in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims. Many times, personal losses due to injury or the death of a family member can cause mounting financial burdens to those involved. A successful claim filed in a court of law might result in a monetary judgment against any party found liable, providing reimbursement for medical bills, funeral expenses. and/or other documented losses.

A tragic fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on a recent afternoon in Honolulu. Authorities were forced to close Kamehameha Highway due to the severity of the situation. Traffic traveling in both directions was shut down while police and fire fighters responded to the scene.

According to reports, the driver of an unspecified vehicle struck a motorcyclist. The driver of the motorcycle was a 29 year-old male who was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries.

No details have been provided concerning the condition of the other driver or even whether that individual was injured. Likewise, no information has been shared with the public concerning whether any criminal or traffic charges have been filed as a result of the accident. When car accidents in the state of Hawaii bring about the loss of life and the possibility exists that an accident was caused by the negligent actions of another, the surviving family members of the deceased may have reason to take legal action. In such cases, the type of legal consultation described above may prove beneficial.

Source: hawaiinewsnow.com, "Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash", Jan. 2, 2015

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