Every year, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. After a serious crash, the hospital bills alone may be several hundred thousand dollars. So, while victims struggle to recover physically and emotionally, they often experience severe financial distress. The insurance company knows what is happening, which is why representatives call constantly demanding a settlement.
At Olson & Sons, our experienced Kamuela car accident lawyers not only take care of these immediate needs. We also work hard to build your case for fair compensation. Then, we fight for you until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances. Generally, this result is a prompt and fair out-of-court settlement. In fact, nearly all our clients receive such a settlement.
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What Causes Car Crashes in Kamuela?
Unavoidable natural acts, like sudden wind gusts, cause a handful of car accidents. Defective products, such as defective tires, cause a few crashes as well.
However, driver error causes about 95 percent of the vehicle collisions in Hawaii. To obtain compensation in these cases, Kamuela car accident lawyers typically use one of the following two legal theories:
- Ordinary Negligence: Most drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must drive defensively and avoid wrecks if possible. Commercial operators, such as Uber drivers and truck drivers, have an even higher duty of care.
- Negligence Per Se: If the tortfeasor (negligent driver) violated a safety law and that violation substantially caused injury, the tortfeasor may be liable for damages as a matter of law. It does not matter how careful the tortfeasor was or was not.
Many claims involve third party liability. For example, if a bar, restaurant, or other commercial provider serves alcohol to someone who is obviously intoxicated and that person causes a vehicle collision, a Kamuela car accident lawyer may file a claim against the provider.
Damages Available in a Kona Vehicle Collision Claim
Compensation in a car wreck case usually includes money for economic losses, such as:
- Medical care
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost wages and future earning
- Property damage
Victims are usually entitled to noneconomic losses as well. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium (companionship and contribution to household affairs)
Generally, there is a direct relationship between the amount of evidence the victim/plaintiff presents and the amount of money the jury awards. That’s why our Kamuela car accident lawyer work so diligently to build your case.
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Contact Our Car Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation on Your Case
Vehicle collision victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. For a confidential consultation with an experienced Kamuela car accident lawyer, contact Olson & Sons, L.C. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases. Call us on (808) 885-8533.