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Hawaii is comprised of beautiful islands, and both tourists and residents take in the scenery while travelling on bikes, in cars or on foot. When car accidents occur, they can result in serious injuries to the victims. The injuries can also ruin future life plans if they prevent the victims from moving forward toward their goals. In such situations, the desire for justice is often strong.

Mirinda Carfrae, who was slated as the defending champion in the Ironman World Competition was biking in Kona just three days before the scheduled event. She was pedaling her way through a busy town when a car heading into a parking lot ran into her. The driver of the car is said to have immediately recognized the victim. The 35-year-old athlete said many people stopped and were crying.

At first, the female competitor was not aware of how badly she was injured. In fact, she entered the race at the scheduled time but had to drop out before finishing due to pain in various parts of her body that she soon realized was from the accident. Some say that because symptoms of certain types of injuries do not present themselves for days or weeks, or even months, it is typically best to be medically examined immediately after an accident so that a documentation of the incident will exist if needed later. 

Whether injuries are immediately apparent or complications do not arise until some time after car accidents in Hawaii, surviving victims may seek accountability against the party or parties deemed responsible. A logical way to do this is by filing personal injury claims. Anyone considering filing such a claim may seek guidance from an experienced attorney before proceeding to court.

Source: espn.com, “One year after a crash, Mirinda Carfrae looks for redemption at Ironman World Championship“, Kelly O’Mara, Oct. 7, 2016