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Motorcycle Collision Lawyer in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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Motorcycles make up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road, but they are responsible for more than 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcycle accidents are often severe because they are unenclosed vehicles that expose riders to more serious injuries.

NHTSA created the Share the Road program to focus specifically on the safety of motorcyclists and bikers. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, and motorcyclists find themselves seriously injured after collisions.

If you have suffered injuries due to a motorcycle accident in Hawaii, you may be eligible for compensation that can provide you with the relief you need to cover your medical expenses, wages lost from time off work and other losses. If you were injured due to the fault of someone else, you deserve relief. The Recovery Law Center in Honolulu stands ready to help you seek justice.

The Key to a Successful Claim after a Honolulu Motorcycle Accident Is Strong Representation.

While you are recovering, the last thing on your mind should be insurance claims, frustrating paperwork, and complicated legal proceedings.

Honolulu motorcycle traffic collision lawyer, Glenn Honda, has been helping accident victims in Hawaii for more than 20 years, and he is ready to put his experience to work on your case. He and his knowledgeable Honolulu personal injury attorneys at Recovery Law Center have the experience you need to pursue the maximum compensation available to you by law, either in a satisfactory settlement or a favorable verdict.

Call us today to get started on your case with a free consultation.

Why Are Motorcycle Accident Claims More Complicated?

The first step in determining fault for a motorcycle accident is to identify the potentially liable parties. This includes anyone who could have been associated with the accident, such as:

  • Other drivers – The drivers of the other vehicle or vehicles involved in your accident are the most likely parties to your claim.
  • Pedestrians – If a pedestrian steps into oncoming traffic without the right-of-way, a motorcyclist must take evasive action to avoid hitting them. If a pedestrian was at fault for your accident, they could be held responsible.
  • Motorcycle manufacturer – Perhaps your accident was caused or worsened by malfunctioning parts, such as the brakes or another mechanism on your motorcycle. If so, you may have grounds for a product liability claim.
  • Motorcycle designers – Occasionally, the actual design of a motorcycle causes accidents, which would lead to a products liability claim in your case.
  • Government agencies – If your accident resulted from an unreasonably dangerous condition with the road itself, it may be possible to hold liable the government agency responsible for the roadway.s

Once you have established who the liable parties may be in your case, the next step is to identify whether they were negligent. Negligence is a legal term used to identify fault in civil cases.

To prevail in a Honolulu motorcycle accident claim, you must build a case that establishes negligence. This requires significantly more information than a description of what happened and truly requires the help of a legal professional. Our Honolulu motorcycle accident attorney can fully analyze the circumstances of your crash and determine who was negligent.

Hawaii is a State that Follows the Comparative Negligence Rule.

Comparative negligence means that even if you were partially responsible for the accident that occurred, you could still recover damages as long as you were not more than 51 percent responsible. If you were more than 51 percent at fault for your accident, you would be barred from any monetary recovery.

If you were less than 51 percent responsible for your accident, you might be eligible to recover partial damages. Though these damages will likely be limited due to your partial responsibility, they will still allow you to get some relief for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. In this circumstance, it is critical to have an experienced Honolulu motorcycle accident attorney on your side to demonstrate that your fault played little if any role in causing the crash.

Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

The most common types of damages in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage or loss
  • Loss of income
  • Other expenses
  • Pain and suffering

If you have experienced a motorcycle accident, let Glenn Honda and the skilled Honolulu motorcycle accident lawyers at the Recovery Law Center help you calculate and pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Hawaii

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the most important thing is to get the medical attention that you require. If you are safe and able, be sure to make a complete police report, take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, and get the names and contact information of any witnesses, if available. If you can’t do this yourself, have someone you trust do it for you.

Do not talk freely at the accident scene, because things that you may say, such as “I’m fine,” can cause a problem in your ability to recover damages in the future. Understanding individuals know that “I’m fine” may not mean that you are without injury, rather you are just letting onlookers know that you are conscious. However, insurance adjusters will jump on those kinds of statements and hold them against you.

Do not accept calls from the insurance adjusters, or if you do, politely tell them that they need to talk to your attorney.

Once you begin medical treatment and begin your recovery process, start yourself off right by keeping your medical bills organized. You can also be reimbursed for your mileage to and from medical appointments, so keep track of that. Our team can help you retrieve lost or misplaced bills and records if needed.

How Our Hawaii Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

At the Recovery Law Center, we have represented many motorcycle accident victims and have helped them pursue the maximum compensation available for the injuries they’ve suffered.

The assistance of a skilled Honolulu motorcycle accident lawyer in your case means that you will be able to focus entirely on your recovery while we handle the legal details. We advocate for our clients with aggression and authority so that your claim gets the attention it requires and you get the justice you deserve.

We are ready and available to assist you with your claim today.

A motorcycle accident can have a lasting impact on your health and your livelihood, which is why we work to make sure that your voice is heard. We will work diligently on your case and will treat you with compassion and respect during your recovery.

Our team of Honolulu motorcycle accident attorneys have been the key to success in many motorcycle accident cases, and we are here to offer the same service to you.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

In a crash, motorcyclists are more susceptible to injuries than occupants of enclosed motor vehicles.

Some of the most common types of injuries that we see at the Recovery Law Center as a result of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash and lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Hawaii

Most motorcycle accidents happen when other motorists violate traffic laws or fail to pay attention to their surroundings.

Common causes for motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
  • Swerving into a motorcycle
  • Left turns directly in the path of an oncoming motorcycle
  • Sudden stops

 

Top Motorcycle Accidents FAQs

Motorcycle Accidents FAQs

What evidence should I save after a car accident in Honolulu, Hawaii?

Since collisions happen in the blink of an eye, the moments immediately following are often a blur for victims. The following steps could help you protect yourself and your rights if you are involved in a collision:

  1. Report the crash
  2. Get medical attention
  3. Take down witness information
  4. Document the scene
  5. Contact a lawyer

Should I accept a quick settlement from the insurance company after a car accident?

Hawaii adheres to a no-fault car insurance system. This means that in most cases, you will file a claim with your own insurance company and seek payment of your medical bills from your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

An insurance adjuster may contact you to get your statement on the chain of events that led up to the accident. Do not provide any recorded statements, and instead politely ask them to speak with your attorney. Don’t let the insurance company’s tricks cost you the compensation you are owed. Contact our experienced car accident lawyer and let us handle communication with the insurer. 

 

Can I get compensation after being injured in a car accident?

Contacting an expert car accident lawyer will help you seek compensation for the losses that you have experienced, whether you need to file a claim with your own insurance or pursue a third-party claim.

When evaluating what you are able to recover, our lawyer can assess your losses and pursue the resources that you need. The Recovery Law Center has experienced attorneys that will assist you through the process.

What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the most important thing is to get the medical attention that you require. If you are safe and able, be sure to make a complete police report, take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, and get the names and contact information of any witnesses, if available. If you can’t do this yourself, have someone you trust do it for you.

Do not accept calls from the insurance adjusters, or if you do, politely tell them that they need to talk to your attorney. Keep track of medical bills during medical treatment and recovery process. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will assist you with lost or misplaced bills and records if needed.

What damages can I recover with my health insurance coverage?

According to Hawaii’s no-fault insurance laws, if the relevant insurance policy was active at the time of the crash, you may be eligible to recover:

  • Payment of medical bills for your injuries and your passengers’ injuries up to the personal injury protection benefits (“PIP”) limit of $10,000 per person or more.
  • Up to $20,000 per person ($40,000 per accident) for bodily injury liability to cover injuries of anyone who was injured besides you and your passengers.

In addition to these required amounts of coverage for injuries, your insurance policy or the relevant insurance policy of another driver may include compensation. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

If you are determined to have been at fault, your insurance should pay up to $10,000 per occurrence to cover damage to the other person’s car or other personal property.

Glenn Honda

Contact Honolulu Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Legal Help With Your Crash Claim

Call the Hawaii motorcycle accident lawyers of the Recovery Law Center today if you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident. We are available to handle all aspects of your claim, and we will do everything in our power to see that justice is served.

Our consultations are 100% free, and we will not collect any attorney’s fees from you unless and until we secure compensation for you.

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