Handling Motorcycle Accident Claims On Oahu
While it is true that motorcyclists have the same legal rights on the road that other motorists do, it is also true that motorcyclists’ injuries tend to be more severe than those of drivers or passengers in cars and trucks. Hawaii’s ideal climate makes it a favorite place for residents and tourists alike to enjoy motorcycles, mopeds and other two-wheel vehicles, ranging from scooters to racing bicycles.
If you have been a victim of a serious motor vehicle accident or if a family member has been killed in a motorbike crash on Oahu or a neighboring island, contact Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks. Motorcycle, moped and bicycle crashes often involve a natural vision process that makes them virtually invisible to many drivers. Studies have shown that the human brain processes only a portion of what the eye can see such that many drivers don’t see motorcycles until it is too late, even though the motorcycle is in plain sight. Motorcycles also start, stop and turn differently from cars. Our lawyers have successfully represented many victims of motorcycle, bicycle and car accidents statewide and have the experience to recognize the special factors applicable to these accidents.
Hawaii: A Natural Paradise For Motorcyclists And Bicyclists
Hawaii is sunny and warm year round, with conditions conducive to outdoor activity on any day. Visitors to Hawaii often drive rental cars around the islands precisely to look at the beautiful scenery or to reach beaches and other recreational areas. These distracted drivers often fail to see motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles until it is too late. Many visitors enjoy the experience of riding motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles in Hawaii and are the unfortunate victims of careless drivers.
Vulnerable, Distracted, Crowded … And Injured
The combination of the vulnerability of motorcyclists, the distracted attention of drivers and the sometimes crowded conditions of highways such as the H-1 Freeway, Kalanianaole Highway, Kamehameha Highway and Kalaukaua Avenue in Honolulu often result in tragic consequences for people on motorcycles and mopeds.
Coping With Fractures And Brain, Neck And Back Injuries
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be grappling with the devastating consequences of fractures, serious brain injury, neck injury or back injury. Your case should be reviewed as soon as possible by an experienced lawyer. The sooner an attorney is involved in the case, the more readily investigators will be able to reconstruct all key factors of the accident. Valuable evidence, including skid marks, shrubbery, wet pavement and eyewitness accounts, is much more difficult to obtain and evaluate long after the fact. We can also help make sure you receive appropriate medical treatment for the best recovery.
Therefore, the time to talk to an attorney about your Hawaii motorcycle, moped or bicycle accident is now. Contact us by calling 808-524-1433 or 800-227-8601 today. You may also send us an email to schedule your free initial consultation.