Distracted Driving Attorneys Serving Honolulu, HI
If you have been injured or a close relative has been killed by a distracted
driver in Hawaii, it is important to understand that you may have a legal
right to compensation. Drivers are expected to be reasonably careful,
and all motorists are required to follow road safety laws. This includes
a ban on texting and handheld cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle
Distracted drivers who cause serious injuries or death may be held liable
for compensating crash victims for medical bills, lost income, pain and
suffering, emotional distress, and other losses. At Leavitt Yamane &
experienced car accident lawyers are here to help if you have been hurt by a driver who wasn't paying
Call (808) 518-2120 today to speak with an experienced lawyer who can answer
questions such as:
- Can I get compensation after a car accident caused by a distracted driver?
- What should I do if I have been hurt by a distracted driver in Hawaii?
- How can a Honolulu car accident lawyer help with my case?
We proudly offer free initial consultations
to our prospective clients.
Hawaii Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving
Hawaii has some of the toughest distracted driving laws in the country.
All drivers are banned from using a handheld cell phone while driving,
and drivers under the age of 18 are not permitted to use any type of phone
while behind the wheel. A texting ban prohibits all drivers from sending
or reading text messages.
Motorists who violate a distracted driving law may be presumed negligent,
which means that a crash victim seeking compensation would not have to
specifically prove that the driver was careless. If an accident victim
can prove that the crash was a direct result of the violation, the victim
may be entitled to compensation for losses. An attorney can help you show
that a distracted driver was to blame for your crash.
Steps may include:
- Subpoenaing phone records from the driver's cell provider
- Interviewing witnesses to the accident
- Obtaining accident reports from law enforcement
- Consulting with an accident reconstruction specialist
If the driver was engaged in other distracting behaviors, such as eating
while driving or talking to passengers, it may not be as easy to prove
fault for the crash. Under these circumstances, you may need to show that
the other motorist was unreasonably careless and that this lapse in good
judgment caused the collision.
Hurt By a Distracted Driver? Contact Leavitt Yamane & Soldner Today.
After a crash involving a distracted driver in Hawaii, contact law enforcement
right away. The police should come to the scene and write a detailed accident
report. The driver who caused the crash may also be ticketed if law enforcement
determines that he or she violated Hawaii's traffic safety laws.
Getting prompt medical treatment is essential, especially if your injuries
are severe. Even if you don't feel symptoms, you may have conditions
such as internal bleeding or traumatic brain damage that could be life-threatening.
Keep careful records of all medical exams and treatments you undergo,
as well as medical bills.
To help ensure you can prove the cause of the accident and the extent of
the damage, it is also important to take pictures at the accident scene
and get contact info from witnesses. If you are unable to do this yourself,
ask someone else to help. Calling an attorney is another crucial step
to take after a distracted driving crash. You have legal rights, and you
need a dedicated legal professional to help ensure you get the money you deserve.
At Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, our Honolulu personal injury lawyers have
decades of experience with helping injured people throughout Hawaii. Since
1971, our attorneys have helped countless individuals who were hurt or
who lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents.
Let us put our legal knowledge and experience to work on your case. Give us a call or contact us online
today to learn more about how we can help you after a crash involving a