Maui, Kauai and all Hawaii
Outer Island Accidents and Claims
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Claim Information
Over the years Accident Lawyer Hawaii William H. Lawson
and Personal Injury Attorney Honolulu Amy L. Woodward
have vigorously and competently represented
clients for matters on all islands in the State of Hawaii while
maintaining a high degree of contact and communication with
our clients by phone, by email and by regular mail.
order to maintain prompt contact - every
effort is made to respond to communications the day
that they occur. For our Outer Island clients with
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island claims we have
frequently advanced the costs of travel for depositions and
client conferences here in Honolulu. Frequently, an attorney
will also visit you on your home island to travel with you
to the accident scene and/or to see and record the impact of the
injuries on your life.
Handling an Outer Island injury claim from a main office in Honolulu
does not pose any significant challenges to a timely and successful
prosecution of the claim. Regardless of which island an accident
takes place on, the investigative workup of the
case usually will be done by local investigators hired by this office.
Photos, videos, statements and the like will be gathered by a
local investigative firm familiar with the accident scene and the tendencies
of the people in that area. Once that is completed, there may be
expert witness workup of the facts and circumstances of the case.
Although there are competent expert witnesses in many fields on the
outer islands, for the most part the experienced and highly qualified
experts are located on the island of Oahu. Hence, there is generally
a slight time and costs savings when working with an expert witness
on an Outer Island case if the attorney is located in Honolulu.
Once the proper workup has been done, efforts to settle
the claim with the applicable insurance companies often require
high level negotiations with management of the insurer.
adjuster generally does not have authority to commit the insurer
to a reasonable value on most settlements. Hence, the real
nuts and bolts negotiation on most insurance settlements takes
place right here in Honolulu - with your attorney and often the insurance
adjuster both trying to get - the insurer's management to come
through with a reasonable value to settle a case. In short, it is
often an advantage to have a Honolulu attorney when settlement
negotiations are taking place.
Should the matter proceed to trial, our office has successfully handled
personal injury arbitrations and trials for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and
other Outer Island claims. If we need to go to trial on an
outer island, Hawaii Accident Lawyers William H. Lawson and
Amy L. Woodward have done so and are prepared to do so again. Alternatively,
should it be necessary, Accident Lawyer Hawaii
has also co-counseled with attorneys on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and
other Outer Islands and is prepared to do so again in an
Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Accidents and Claims - Deadlines
deadline for filing most Outer Island claims in
court in Hawaii is generally the same as the deadlines
for filing the same claims in Honolulu. (See the page for the particular
type of claim involved by clicking on one of the drop down menus on the graphic
"What We Do" or "Practice Areas" in the graphics menu bar above.)
Once again, it should be specifically noted that claims
against the various Counties should generally be filed
with the appropriate agency
within six (6) months of the date of the accident.
You must file your claims in
court prior to the expiration of such deadlines, or your
claims may be lost—regardless of their merit.
To be wise it is recommended that you immediately contact an attorney
after an accident giving rise to injuries occurs - please do not
hesitate to :
Accident Lawyer Hawaii now
for a free evaluation of your case.
In short, our law firm is experienced at handling personal injury and accident claims for
people located on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and the other Outer Islands. It poses
no significant challenges - and has several offsetting benefits - for the attorney
to be based in Honolulu. As mentioned
on our "About Us" pages, our office has represented clients from
almost all of the different States of the United States as well as
many people from other countries - in all the various courts of the
State of Hawaii. Please consider letting our
office assist you on your Maui, Kauai, Hawaii or
other Outer Island case.