Attorneys in Kona
No amount of money can fully compensate for a wrongful death from a personal injury. However, the compensation available reduces the grief that the survivors feel, and also gives them the resources they need to get through a trying time. That’s what the deceased person would have wanted.
The dedicated Kona wrongful death lawyers at Olson & Sons routinely handle a wide range of wrongful death claims. So, our professional team understands your pain and suffering. Moreover, we know how Hawaii’s complicated wrongful death law works, and we know how to make it work for you.
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Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
These incidents are sometimes referred to as “accidental death.” But for the most part, there is nothing accidental about these incidents. Instead, negligence, which is a lack of ordinary care, usually causes wrongful deaths like:
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: Car crashes are the leading cause of injury-related death in Hawaii. These wrecks are particularly deadly for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Poisoning: Drug overdose-related deaths often have multiple causes. For example, some doctors write opioid prescriptions without looking too closely at the patient’s medical history. And, some transportation companies ship these drugs without asking any questions, which is a violation of the Controlled Substances Act.
- Falls: Whether they are work-related or not, both slip-and-falls and falls from a height claim many lives in Hawaii, especially if the victim had a pre-existing medical condition.
There are also a number of drowning victims in Hawaii. Signs like “No Lifeguard on Duty” and “Swim at Your Own Risk” do not immunize landowners in these situations.
Statute of Limitations
According to Hawaiin wrongful death law, Kona has a time limit for bringing such cases to court. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. The victim’s representatives/beneficiaries have a period of two years from the date of death to file their legal claim. If the case isn’t filed within this time frame, the court will most likely dismiss the lawsuit.
However, certain case-related factors can be brought up to change how the statute of limitations apply. So, if you’re closing in on the two-year time limit, it is best to consult a skilled wrongful death attorney in Kona.
How Our Kona Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
Financial compensation is very important in these cases. Many times, the decedent was the family’s primary or only wage-earner. So, the compensation available includes both current and future lost wages.
Additionally, a Kona wrongful death lawyer obtains justice for survivors. For the most part, only legal action highlights the dangerous conditions which lead to the incident. Your response helps prevent other people from becoming victims themselves.
Contact an Experienced Kona Wrongful Death Attorney for Help
Wrongful death claims are rather complex. For a confidential consultation with an experienced Kona wrongful death lawyer, contact Olson & Sons, L.C. We will fight to bring you justice and win you the financial compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (808) 331-3113 to discuss your case. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these situations.