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.
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.
Our Hawaii personal injury law firm also represents clients who have been injured in many other types of scenarios, including:
We also handle products liability claims for those who have been harmed by items that were defective in design, manufacture or labeling.
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.