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2019 Car Accident Statistics In Hawaii

Hawaii is prized for its beauty, serenity and as a place for relaxation and reflection. But there is one place in Hawaii where no one should adopt a laid-back attitude — and that’s while driving on the state’s roads.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan has an admirable “Towards Zero Deaths” goal. Unfortunately, statistics show that the state’s drivers have a long way to go before that target will be reached.

Hawaii Car Crash Statistics

Though small in size, Hawaii has a big problem when it comes to car accidents. In fact, traffic-related deaths in Hawaii are currently up 18 percent from 2018.

Consider these additional statistics:

  • There were 37 traffic-related deaths in Honolulu and Honolulu County between January 1 and August 28, 2019. Of that number:

o   11 were occupants of motor vehicles

o   16 were pedestrians

o   6 were motorcyclists

o   2 were on mopeds

o   2 were bicyclists

  • Approximately 40 percent of roadway fatalities in Hawaii involve alcohol.
  • Roughly 25 pedestrians die in Hawaii each year after being hit by a passing vehicle.
  • Hawaii sees approximately 120 to 150 fatal car crashes annually.
  • Speeding is the leading cause of death in Hawaii auto accidents.
  • There are approximately 10,000 serious automobile accidents in Hawaii each year.
  • More than 90 percent of child safety seats in Hawaii are not installed properly.

Causes Of Car Accidents

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. While some accidents are inevitable, most are preventable. Common causes of car accidents include:

·         Speeding

·         Driving while intoxicated 

·         Distracted driving

·         Reckless driving

·         Unsafe lane changes

·         Tailgating

·         Road rage

What all of these factors have in common is driver negligence. Drivers who engage in these behaviors may be held liable for any harm they cause under Hawaii personal injury and wrongful death laws.

Compensation for Catastrophic Car Crash Injuries

Car crash injuries range in severity from minor scrapes and bruises to catastrophic injuries that can change victims’ lives forever. The more severe the injury, the more critical it is that an accident victim consult with an experienced car accident lawyer to discuss their rights to compensation.

In Hawaii, car accident victims who file a successful personal injury claim can be compensated for medical expenses, prescription costs, lost wages, lost earning potential, property damage and pain and suffering, among other losses. Particularly in cases where the injuries are life-changing, getting full and fair compensation is critical to restore a victim’s financial security and prepare for whatever the future holds.

How Can the Recovery Law Center Help Me?

Honolulu personal injury attorney Glenn Honda and his compassionate team are dedicated to helping injured clients pursue the compensation that they deserve. We understand the stress and heartache that comes in the wake of an accident. We’re here to help ease that burden by listening to your story, investigating your claim and fighting for the compensation that you are owed. 

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