Maui Car Accident Attorneys
Maui and its neighbor islands are not known for their heavy traffic, but vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents routinely occur.
Maui residents are duly concerned over a rising number of traffic fatalities. As of July 2019, traffic deaths in Maui County had increased by 40% compared to the year before. By July 2019, there had been 14 fatalities compared to 10 deaths by the same time the year before. In 2018, there were a total of 17 traffic deaths in Maui County, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
If you are injured or lose a loved one in a motor vehicle accident on Maui or another island, talk with our personal injury lawyers at Menzer Law Firm. We are highly experienced in pursuing successful personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits as well as negotiating full and fair insurance settlements. We will guide you through the insurance claim process and litigation with compassion and respect.
To talk with us about your accident on Maui, use our online form or call 808-400-3726. We offer free initial consultations and accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront or hourly fees.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Maui
Some of the most common reasons collisions occur include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unsafe lane changes
- Improper merging
- Following too closely
- Driving the wrong way
- Failing to obey a traffic sign or signal
- Reckless and aggressive driving
- Road rage
You may not know what happened to cause your car accident. One minute you may have been moving along just fine and the next you may have been struck or found your vehicle spinning out of control. The lawyers at Menzer Law Firm have many years of experience working with accident victims, and we know how to thoroughly investigate and prove the underlying causes of a crash.
Determining Responsibility for an Auto Accident
Once you hire our law firm to represent you after a car accident on Maui, we immediately begin to collect and analyze evidence, including:
- The police and accident report
- Photos of the crash
- Any video footage of the crash
- Eyewitness statements
Depending on the severity and complexity of the crash, we may hire an accident reconstruction expert. This is a professional who can gather and use data to determine the contributing factors of the crash. An accident reconstructionist can often determine the speed at which the vehicles were moving, the direction and angle at which the vehicles collided, and much more.
Through our investigation, we will determine who directly caused the crash. We will look into this person’s employment, driving, and criminal record. We will determine whether the at-fault driver was working for their full-time employer at the time of the crash or was driving for Uber or Lyft. We will learn if the negligent driver borrowed the car.
All of this information helps us identify any liable parties in addition to the negligent driver, such as an employer or vehicle owner. We then will take steps to verify the insurance coverage for the driver and other parties.
Common Car Accident Injuries
We have won significant compensation for car accident victims suffering from;
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Soft tissue injuries
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Nerve damage
- Facial trauma
- Psychological trauma
Whether you or a loved one suffered moderate or catastrophic injuries in a crash, our lawyers are here to help. Do not hesitate to call us to speak with an experienced car accident attorney about your rights and options.
If a relative or loved one passed away from their car crash injuries, we will discuss your rights under Hawaii’s wrongful death law. When another party’s negligence is responsible for your loved one’s death, your family and the loved one’s estate may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Maui
Our Maui personal injury lawyers will fight for you to receive compensation for your past and future damages including:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Physical limitations
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of companionship
A majority of auto accident claims are resolved by a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. When you are injured in a crash, our accident lawyers thoroughly investigate who was at fault and who is liable. There may be one or more other drivers involved. When several other drivers are involved, we will determine each party’s contribution to the collision.
Also, there may be liable parties in addition to the negligent driver(s). We may pursue compensation from the vehicle owners or the drivers’ employers.
The Statute of Limitations
Hawaii gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a Maui Accident Attorney Today
Car accidents can be frightening and traumatic. Then, when you are trying to physically and emotionally recover from your experience, you are forced to deal with an insurance company that isn’t looking out for your best interests. When you are forced to deal with the repair or replacement of your car, doctor appointments, medical bills, loss of income and possibly a future with a permanent injury or disability, it is important to call an experienced car accident lawyer.
Matt Menzer and the legal team at Menzer Law Firm can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries through an insurance claim or litigation. Our law offices handle car accidents throughout the State of Hawaii. Reach out to us through our online form or call 808-400-3726 to schedule your free consultation.