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Some Hawaii car accidents lead to actions against the state

In 2008, a fatal accident in Hawaii left a family mourning the loss of a child. According to reports, several car accidents involving vehicles that have veered across the center line of traffic on a certain road occurred prior to the 2008 crash. The design of the intersection on Farrington Highway was mentioned in a liability case that the deceased child's family has since filed against the state.

Reckless drivers can cause fatal accidents

Records indicate that nine fatal automobile accidents have occurred on The Big Island in Hawaii in 2015. A recent tragedy resulted in the loss of two lives. An arrest for suspected first-degree negligent homicide was made in the aftermath of the crash. In similar incidents, it is sometimes determined that reckless drivers have caused the collision.

Speed a factor in some Hawaii car accidents

In a certain location in Hawaii, there is a curve in the road known to some as "dead man's bend." Many who have grown up in the area claim that this portion of the road is notorious for being the scene of many car accidents. Speed limits are posted at 25 mph, but nearby residents say it is not uncommon for drivers to speed through the curve, often resulting in collisions.

Hawaii car accidents sometimes result in negligence claims

Witnesses are being sought in a recent Hawaii accident that involved one motor vehicle and reportedly two pedestrians. Car accidents such as this one sometimes result in criminal charges being filed against a driver when he or she is suspected of unlawful actions behind the wheel. In this case, police are seeking witnesses in order to confirm the testimony given by the driver of the car involved in the incident.

Some Hawaii cars might be subject of defective products lawsuits

When Hawaii residents, as well as those in all other states, are injured through the normal usage of a purchased product, they may have cause to file a product liability claim in a civil court. Manufacturers, as well as all parties within the distribution chain of a product are legally responsible for placing products that are safe to use into the hands of consumers. Defective products sometimes lead to severe illness, injury or even death.

Reckless drivers pose risks to Hawaii pedestrians

In multiple unrelated accidents, pedestrians in Hawaii have been harmed by motorists. Reckless drivers place themselves and all others at risk, whether those others are also operating motor vehicles or merely standing on a sidewalk. Tragically, more than one of the recent incidents resulted in fatalities.

Driver negligence a suspected factor in some Hawaii car accidents

Students, parents and staff of a Honolulu school are mourning the unexpected loss of an alumnus in a fatal motor vehicle accident. The Saint Francis community said that the graduate's death brings significant grief, especially given the fact that two of her younger siblings are current students at the school. Some Hawaii car accidents are due to driver negligence and, in this case, witness reports indicate that the driver might have been distracted after dropping a cellphone in the moments just prior to the crash.

Car accidents in Hawaii sometimes involve medical episodes

Decisions made in the immediate aftermath of an accident are sometimes determined by certain details regarding circumstances occurring in the moments just prior to a crash. Car accidents in Hawaii sometimes involve medical episodes suffered by a driver shortly before a collision occurs. When a person has been injured due to a driver who has undergone a medical episode at the time of the incident, he or she may still be able to seek compensation for damages. This may depend upon the other driver's prior knowledge of the medical condition.

Patient sues over medical professional negligence

Medical patients, including those in Hawaii, have the right to expect appropriate care when being treated by medical staff. Those who suffer injury or illness deemed to have been caused by medical professional negligence have the right to pursue formal litigation in a civil court in order to seek compensation for damages. A recent case involved a patient who claims that her ankle was permanently disfigured and disabled by a physician's failure to treat an infection that occurred after surgery.

Fatal medical error alleged to have caused veteran's death

In Hawaii and all other states, it is considered medical malpractice when a hospital patient suffers injury, illness or death due to negligence, mistakes or other wrongful actions on the part of medical staff. A fatal medical error is alleged to have caused the recent death of a military veteran. The decedent's family has pursued legal action against the hospital where the death of their loved one occurred.