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Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyers Aggressively Pursue Compensation for Victims

Experienced Hilo attorneys handle all types of injuries

Whether you have been injured in a car crash, in a slip and fall or by a defective product, you may be eligible for compensation. Most Hawaii personal injury cases require proving that the defendant violated a duty of care that was owed to the injured party and that the defendant’s breach of that duty resulted in the injuries. At the Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima in Hilo, we represent victims in all types of personal injury cases. We understand that you probably have not been through this process before and will take the time to explain each step along the way.

Offering assistance for your car accident case

We handle many car accidents for residents and visitors. Hawaii is a “no fault” state that also works within a modified comparative fault construct, which is unusual. It means that if you were injured in a car accident caused by another and the injuries are minor, there is no analysis of who was at fault — the claim just goes to your insurance company. However, if the injuries are serious, you must seek recovery from the other driver’s insurance and must show that you were less at fault than the other driver. Because this is complicated, it’s advisable to seek help from a car accident attorney. We can explore the details and help you take the next step.

Helping clients recover damages for other accidents and incidents

Our Hawaii personal injury law firm also represents clients who have been injured in many other types of scenarios, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents — Property owners and managers must ensure that their premises are safe for anyone who is likely to enter. Unlike other jurisdictions, Hawaii does not make a landowner’s duty depending on the legal status of the visitor. Even a trespasser is entitled to the exercise of reasonable care. Our firm can explore the circumstances of your case to see if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect — Depending on the specific facts of the incident, some Hawaii nursing home negligence cases may trigger the additional procedural requirements of a medical malpractice claim. We can help you navigate the system in pursuit of fair compensation if you or a loved one was harmed in this egregious way.
  • Animal attacks — If you were bit by someone’s dog in Hawaii, you do not need to prove that the owner or caretaker was negligent under the state’s dog bite law. We can help you pursue a claim for compensation, which must be initiated within two years of the attack.

We also handle products liability claims for those who have been harmed by items that were defective in design, manufacture or labeling.

Preserving our clients’ rights through swift action

If you have been injured, it is crucial that you act quickly. Hawaii personal injury cases usually must be filed within two years from the date of injury. We can file the necessary documents to preserve your right to recover for your injuries, and then conduct a thorough investigation, tapping into our nationwide network of expert witnesses. While it is always best to act quickly, do not assume that you cannot file a claim because it is outside that time limit. We are well versed in the exceptions that permit cases to be filed outside the statute of limitations.

Get a free consultation from a dedicated Hawaii personal injury attorney today

If you suffered a personal injury, the Law Offices of Brian J. DeLima in Hilo can help. Call 833-664-6245 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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  • Hilo Office
    101 Aupuni St
    # 133
    Hilo, Hawaii 96720
    Phone: 808-969-7707