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About the Law Office of William H. Lawson
Accident Lawyer Honolulu is the website of the Law Office of William H. Lawson. Our firm has two Hawaii personal injury attorneys, William H. Lawson and Amy L. Woodward. With combined experience in the field of over forty years, Mr. Lawson and Ms. Woodward have been assisting clients with personal injury accident claims for several decades. But just what is a personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims
Personal injury claims are claims for damages caused by the wrongful conduct of another party. For such claims, Hawaii law states that affected parties are entitled to file a personal injury claim. Such a claim gives the affected party the chance to receive compensation for the the injuries they have sustained and any resulting damages. Personal injury claims require the affected parties to demonstrate that they have been significantly injured by the negligence of another party and that the other party is responsible for those damages.
If you or someone you know meets these criteria, please visit our Accident Lawyer Honolulu contact page for a free consultation.
Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state court does not generally have specific personal jurisdiction to entertain class-action claims by non-resident plaintiffs against a company headquartered outside of the forum state (here Bristol-Myers Squibb was not based in California). In future class action claims against nationwide corporate defendants, it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court is generally requiring piecemeal litigation in each state where a plaintiff was injured, instead of allowing for a single consolidated class action in a single state court lawsuit.