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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
An important victory in the fight for individual rights (as opposed to insurer rights) is the case of Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara. In that case on May 26, 2017, the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected the efforts of a health insurer who tried to convert its insurance coverage into a 'loan agreement' and recover its medical expense payments from Mr. Yukumoto when he had a 3rd party claim - in spite of the fact that he was not being fully compensated for his losses. This insidious insurance practice has been damaging the citizens and members of the Hawaii community for many years. For more info, see the decision here: Yukumoto and HMSA v. Tawahara, Hawaii Sup. Ct. No. SCAP-15-0000460 (May 26, 2017).