Hauula, HI – Pedestrian Hit by Car on Kamehameha Hwy in Critical Condition
April 22, 2022
Hauula, HI (April 22, 2022) – A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a car as he crossed Kamehameha Highway in the Hauula area of Oahu, on Wednesday, April 20th.
The accident occurred at about 2:10 a.m. when a 59-year-old man driving northbound on the highway struck a 45-year-old pedestrian.
According to the driver, he was unable to stop his vehicle in time when he noticed the pedestrian.
At this time, neither speed nor intoxication on the part of either participant appears to be a factor.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii
When an automobile strikes a pedestrian, the consequences are often catastrophic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reported that more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed and an additional 100,000 sustain injuries in car accidents every year.
Although a very small portion of pedestrian accidents are the result of drivers deliberately hitting pedestrians, the majority are caused by driver negligence. Common forms of which include:
- Driving too fast
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
- Disregarding traffic signals or signs
- Failing to observe crosswalks
- Failing to use turn indicators
- Failing to exercise proper precautions in inclement weather
- Failing to exercise proper precautions in areas where children are likely to be present
An experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Hawaii will be able to effectively identify all forms of negligence that contributed to your injuries.
Oahu Personal Injury Lawyers
It is essential to remember that if you, as a pedestrian, have even a small portion of the fault for your accident attributed to you, the driver that hit you may only be required to compensate you for some of your medical expenses.
Even if you share none of the fault, the driver’s insurance carrier will normally compensate nothing but your medical costs. This means that none of the additional expenses stemming from your accident, like missed income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering will be covered. This is just one of the many reasons why we strongly urge you to seek the aggressive legal representation of a personal injury attorney from Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner.
A skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Hawaii will make sure that you get all the compensation you deserve, not just what the insurance company decides is fair. With proper compensation, you can take care of yourself and your family and move on with your life.
When you contact our Hawaii car accident lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can feel confident that we will start work on your case right away. We know how important it is that you receive the compensation award you deserve as quickly as possible.
Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately.