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Waimalu, HI – Two Seriously Injured When Car Goes Off Cliff at Kaahele St and Nohoalii St

May 12, 2022

Waimalu, HI (May 11, 2022) – Two men are in the hospital after their car flew off a cliff in Honolulu County on Saturday, May 7th.

The accident took place at about 8:20 p.m. in the area of Nohoalii Street and Kaahele Street in the Waimalu area.  

Members of the Honolulu Fire Department used ropes to extricate the driver from the wrecked vehicle. He was then placed on a backboard and handed over to the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services team.

The passenger was on the sidewalk and reportedly able to speak to rescuers.

Emergency Medical Services said the two men, 38 and 39-years-old, were both transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.   

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not been released.

This accident is under investigation. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Passengers and Personal Injury Claims in Hawaii

Passengers who sustained severe injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver are entitled to quality legal representation. After being injured in a collision, they have the same right to pursue a financial settlement for damages in a Hawaii personal injury claim as a driver. 

According to Hawaii, passengers retain this entitlement even if the driver who was liable for the crash was the driver of the car in which they were riding. Along with seeking recovery from the negligent driver’s auto insurance policy, passengers might also be qualified to obtain a settlement via an uninsured/underinsured motorist policy. With this in mind, it is vital for passengers to identify the insurer of every driver involved in their accident as soon as possible.

In Hawaii passenger injury claims, it is important to never ask a driver for advice or about details of the accident. When a driver is less than forthcoming with their injured passenger, the repercussions to the passenger’s financial compensation award can be damaging. In the state of Hawaii, passengers are not obligated to get the driver’s consent before filing a claim of personal injury.  

In Hawaii, a lot of passenger accident claims show that the negligent driver at fault for the crash is a good friend or even related to the injured passenger. To be awarded financial compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the accident, the injured passenger will have to file a claim with the friend’s or relative’s auto insurance company.

If they choose not to do so, they will have no course of action for recovering money for their exorbitant medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work, and numerous other damages they could have collected under Hawaii law.  

We are fully committed to our client’s recovery and want your personal injury claim to move forward in the quickest and easiest way possible. If you were injured in an accident with a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii passenger injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a no-obligation review of your potential claim to learn what legal options are available to you.   

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. 

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