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Hawaii truck accidents can lead to insurance complications

Accidents in Hawaii sometimes involve pedestrians, automobiles, bicyclists or big rig trucks. Truck accidents sometimes lead to complicated issues involving insurance or liability due to the commercial nature of some tractor-trailers on the road. When a person becomes a victim of a truck accident, he or she may have need of professional legal advice. Consultation with a competent legal team can help a person determine whether he or she wishes to file a personal injury claim in a civil court when injuries have been caused by an operator of a tractor-trailer.

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.

Is lack of warning labels part of defective products liability?

In Hawaii and elsewhere in the United States, a manufacturer can potentially be held liable for placing a purchasable item into the hands of consumers if there is a known risk associated with use of that item. Use of defective products can sometimes lead to serious injury, illness or, in worst case scenarios, even death. A recent controversy has arisen regarding a suspected link between normal use of a certain talcum powder product and ovarian cancer in women.

Some Hawaii car accidents result in arrests

A fatal accident occurred in Hawaii on a recent Saturday that resulted in the loss of two lives. The tragedy took place on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. Car accidents such as this one sometimes result in a driver being arrested when suspicion of reckless driving or other wrongful action is a factor in a collision.

Hawaii patients should be aware of misdiagnosis problems

A recent article suggested that medical malpractice is an ongoing problem in many states, most likely including Hawaii. Various issues were mentioned as the most common forms of malpractice named in claims filed by patients. Misdiagnosis was said to be the number one cause of malpractice claims.

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.