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.
In Waimanalo, two motorists suffered serious injuries in an April 16 accident not far from the area’s polo field. The cause of the crash was not reported, but a 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were transported from the scene to receive treatment for serious injuries. The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m.
Auto accidents often result in lost time from work and distressing changes in the victims’ daily activities. Serious injuries can also place a difficult strain on family members. In other words, the damages may go beyond what an insurance company normally covers.
If there is a dispute over insurance, then the injured parties should be aware of their legal options for negotiating with any and all coverage providers. Likewise, in some cases, it may be appropriate to sue the responsible party for pain and suffering.
If you are ever taken to a hospital after a car accident, then medical bills and other expenses can quickly add up. Insurance companies and care providers also spend significant time and resources negotiating who owes what. Meanwhile, patients are often left wondering how their ongoing expenses will be covered.
Our car accident page has more on personal injury law in Hawaii.
Source: Star-Advertiser, “2 people seriously injured in Waimanalo crash,” April 16, 2014