Maui Vacation Accident Attorneys
Going on vacation to Hawaii is always exciting, whether you have never been or have gone several times before. There is always more to discover on Maui, the Big Island, O’ahu, Kaua’i, Molokai, and Lanai. But your good time may come to a halt when you or a loved one suffer personal injuries in an unexpected accident.
When you or a parent, spouse, child or other loved one sustain serious personal injuries on vacation in Hawaii, we recommend talking with an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible. Sometimes, an accident is just an accident, and all you can do is rely on your own insurance. But our law firm’s investigation may uncover someone’s negligence and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Call Menzer Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options in Hawaii.
Matt Menzer has over 30 years of experience handling vacation accident claims and litigation. He and his team have all of the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to effectively handle any Hawaii vacation accident claim that may arise.
Common Vacation Accidents in Hawaii
Our law offices handle vacation accident and wrongful death claims arising from all sorts of incidents. Menzer Law Firm is highly experienced with premises liability claims, product liability claims, auto accidents, and other types of accidents.
Do not hesitate to contact the experienced Maui personal injury lawyers at Menzer Law Firm for a free consultation about your vacation accident including:
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accident
- Elevator and escalator accident
- Accidents at a hotel or motel
- Rental car accident
- Uber or Lyft accident
- Shuttle bus accident
- Taxi accident
- Scooter or moped accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Scuba diving, snorkeling, or surfing class or excursion accident
- Swimming pool accident
- Maui zip line, ATV tour accidents
- Dog attacks
Common Hawaii Vacation Accidents
We handle vacation accident cases involving:
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Concussions and more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Dental and facial injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Back injuries, including herniated discs
- Torn ligaments, muscles, and tendons
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
What to Do When You Suffer Injuries on Vacation in Hawaii
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries while vacationing in Hawaii, your first priority should be your health and safety. Do not hesitate to go to an immediate care clinic or emergency room.
Obtaining immediate and proper treatment for your injuries is, of course, important for your health. It also is important to document your injuries for a potential legal claim.
If you were injured on a business, hotel or resort property or during a tour or excursion, inform a responsible person of the accident and your injuries right away. Ask for the owner’s or manager’s name and contact information. Hawaiian businesses that cater to vacationing families should have insurance. Ask for the insurance company and policy information.
If you were in a car accident or other type of moving vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian accident, obtain the responsible driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. Also, call the police to ensure an accident report is filed.
Whenever possible after a vacation accident in Hawaii, take photos of the area where you were hurt, any property damage sustained, and your injuries.
Following an accident in Hawaii, you can pursue a settlement through the at-fault person or business’s insurance company. However, we recommend that you work with an experienced Maui accident attorney to do so.
Insurance companies always want to protect their bottom line. They will look for ways to deny your claim or limit your compensation. By partnering with an experienced law firm, you can effectively level the playing field to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.
When you are injured on vacation and someone else was at fault, then Hawaii law entitles you to compensation for your injuries and damages.
Menzer Law Firm will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
You also can demand punitive damages in some circumstances. These are intended to punish the wrongdoer. To obtain punitive damages, you must prove the other person or business acted intentionally, willfully, wantonly, oppressively, or with gross negligence.
How Our Maui Vacation Accident Lawyers Can Help
Menzer Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with many years of success obtaining compensation for injured persons in Hawaii.
We understand you may already be back on the mainland. This is not a problem. We have offices in Maui and Seattle, and we can easily communicate with you through email, video, and over the phone to ensure your claim is handled efficiently.
As experienced accident lawyers, we will:
- Thoroughly investigate the accident by gathering evidence such as police reports, accident reports, photos, videos, and eyewitness statements;
- Analyze the available evidence;
- Determine fault and liability for your injuries based on Hawaii premises liability, product liability, auto accident, and other personal injury laws;
- Gather evidence of your physical, psychological, and financial injuries and damages;
- Handle the insurance claim process and all communications with the insurance company;
- File a lawsuit if a fair settlement cannot be reached;
- Utilize the discovery phase of litigation to gather additional evidence;
- Resolve your claim through a settlement or a trial.
The Hawaii Statute of Limitations
Hawaii law generally gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit based on injuries to persons or property.
Hawaii Wrongful Death Claims
If your loved one sustained fatal injuries while on vacation in Hawaii, contact us immediately. If we find evidence that another person or business’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct caused the fatal vacation accident, then your family may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Through a wrongful death claim, the personal representative can pursue damages for your relative’s estate, and for your family’s losses. Wrongful death damages include economic injuries, loss of love and affection, loss of care and guidance, loss of society and comfort, and other non-economic injuries.
Let Menzer Law Firm’s Vacation Accident Attorneys Help
Dealing with a vacation accident claim after you have returned home can be a difficult experience. Allow the experienced lawyers at Menzer Law Firm to handle the investigation, insurance claim process, and litigation on Maui or any of the other Hawaiian islands.
Call Menzer Law Firm at 808-400-3726 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation. We accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees paid unless we win you compensation.