Personal injury occurs when you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as the result of another’s negligence. For many accident victims, the consequences of an injury go beyond initial pain and trauma. Ongoing suffering, medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, disability, and/or funeral expenses affect not only the injured but their whole family. No one should have to cope with these devastating consequences on their own if someone else was ultimately responsible for their injury. As an experienced Hawaii personal injury attorney, it is our business at Calvin Guetta Law to aggressively fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
Common personal injury cases include:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Work-Related Accidents
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Dog Bites
- Fatal Injury Cases
Why Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you are injured, getting medical treatment is your number one priority, but the next step is choosing a qualified personal injury lawyer to make sure you receive compensation for your expenses, pain, and suffering.
When you are covered by insurance or have a seemingly minor injury, hiring an attorney may feel unnecessary, but there are a few good reasons why you may want to consider scheduling a free consultation.
Personal Injury: Auto Accidents
Hawaii is one of about a dozen states that follow a “no-fault” system when it comes to car accidents and how insurance coverage is used to compensate losses. In a no-fault system, anyone injured in a car accident has to file a claim with their own insurance company and is covered by their own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy, regardless of who is responsible for the accident. Someone who has been injured in a car accident in Hawaii can only file a lawsuit in court against the at-fault driver if the accident caused serious and permanent injuries resulting in over $10,000 in benefits paid under the no-fault policy.
The sad truth is oftentimes insurance companies are not on your side when you really need them. If you have been the victim of a serious car crash, you’ve endured enough stress and hardship. The last thing you want to do is argue with your insurance company and try to decipher your legal options under Hawaii’s no-fault laws. I will help you determine whether you have a case and, if so, will advocate on your behalf to make sure you receive a satisfactory settlement.
Personal Injury: Minor Injuries
Minor injuries at the time of the accident can turn out to be much worse than either you or the doctor first thought. If you accept a settlement offer based on your minor injury, you won’t be able to go back and ask for more if circumstances change in the future. A good personal injury lawyer can look at your case and advise you on a smart plan of action. I can explain the damages you may be entitled to, even for injuries that seem minor, and ensure you get every penny you deserve.
How much does a Personal Injury lawyer cost?
To make things easier for injured clients and their families, we offer a free initial consultation and represent people in Personal Injury matters on a contingency fee basis. This means that if your case is not settled or won in your favor, you will not pay legal fees.
If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe someone else is at fault, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.