Honolulu, Hawai'i

Hawai'i personal injury attorney

The Hawai'i Personal Injury Attorneys at Potts & Potts have over 50 years of combined trial experience providing effective representation for clients in personal injury cases. Personal injury is a legal practice area encompassing many separate specialties, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, slip and fall accidents and other types of accidents causing injury, or damages, to an individual or their property.

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation to improve the quality of your life. Call our law office to help secure the highest resolution possible. With any personal injury case, there are several types of compensation plaintiffs may be able to receive. These are separated into economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are verifiable monetary losses related to a personal injury or death such as medical expenses, lost wages and costs of repair or replacement. These types of damages can have far-reaching affects on the victims of personal injury and their families. You may be unable to work and provide the basic needs to support your family. Medical bills can pile up and become burdensome. Reaching out to an experienced law professional can minimize some of the stress you may be under. Let our Hawai'i Personal Injury Attorneys at Potts & Potts help.

Non-Economic Damages

In addition to economic damages, personal injury victims may pursue compensation for issues like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. These are typically subjective and and are not subject to the same strict requirements for proof that economic damages are. With that said, these non-economic damages can be harder to overcome than their monetary counterparts.

Some people experience life-long mental anguish, changes in lifestyle, permanent disfigurement or the destruction of relationships as the result of sudden and traumatic incidents. Although an award or settlement, cannot "undo" the permanent emotional affects, it can help you return to a sense of normalcy and provide for ongoing treatment to deal with any residual issues.

Hawai'i is touted as America’s little piece of paradise – a place that is more of a tourist destination than a home. However, nearly 1.5 million people call Hawai’i home, and face the same trials and hardships as those on the mainland.

The population of Honolulu, Hawai'i is in excess of 1 million people out of a total state population of 1.5 million. Out of this number, a percentage experience severe injuries stemming from accidents which occur without notice. Unfortunately, many victims of personal injury accidents are tourists visiting the state, who have to continue to deal with a personal injury claim even after returning to their home state. If you or a loved one have been injured in a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident, reach out to, and retain competent representation as soon as possible. Though the state of Hawai'i has a two-year statute of limitations, it is best to hire an attorney to work on your case at the earliest possible time. Personal injury cases necessitate thorough analysis of medical bills, lost wages, physician's reports, and other documents to substantiate the plaintiff’s claims.

In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must first prove negligence, in order to move forward. This can be difficult to do on your own. Seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney like the ones at Potts & Potts if you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence. Contact Potts & Potts today.

Meet Attorney Dennis Potts

As a resident of Hawai'i for over 50 years, I have a great understanding and compassion for the people and culture of Hawai'i. With this experience, I am able to navigate the nuances of the Hawaiian legal community and provide my clients with extraordinary results. You will be more than happy with our legal services

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I have received millions of dollars in recovery, settlements, and judgments in my clients' favor. Since 2007, I have had a 100% success rate obtaining favorable outcomes for my clients. I know what it takes to maximize the value of your case.

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I can guarantee my clients that their case will be personally handled by me, not by a junior associate, paralegal, or intern. Clients meet with me personally, and I keep close communication with them throughout every step of the legal process.

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With more than 50 years of experience vindicating the rights for victims of injury or property loss, the lawyers at Potts & Potts are some of Hawai’i’s preeminent civil litigators.

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For over 50 years, Potts & Potts have dedicated themselves to providing their clients with experienced legal advice and diligent representation.

Honolulu Personal Injury Attorney Dennis Potts
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Never a Fee Unless We Win Your Case

We understand that your time and money is of the utmost importance. Our goal is to make this difficult time less stressful and as straightforward as possible. Personal injury cases are complicated, there are deadlines and a lot of legal jargon you may not fully comprehend. That, in part, is why it is critical to consult with a personal injury law professional before pursuing a claim. We know all the ins and outs of personal injury law and can handle your case from initial investigation and filing, through to settlement or jury trial, if necessary. You'll never be left holding the bill when you choose us. If Potts & Potts don't produce a recovery for you, there will be no fees.

Feel free to call our office today and schedule an appointment for a FREE initial consultation. We will meet with you and discuss the merits of your case. Let us tell you how we can help with your personal injury claim. Call (808) 537-4575. Or visit Potts & Potts, Honolulu, Hawai'i's Personal Injury Attorneys at 841 Bishop Street, Suite 1628.

What You Need To Know

Hawai’i is a modified comparative negligence state, which means a victim’s damages may be capped depending on their percentage of fault in the accident. For example, if a victim in a car accident was speeding at the time of the accident, although the primary cause of the accident was caused by an illegal left turn, a court may find that the victim was 25 percent at fault for the accident. The victim’s damages will then be reduced by 25 percent.

This is particularly important for a personal injury plaintiff to understand because, in Hawai’i, if a victim is more than 50 percent at fault, they will be barred from bringing a claim for damages at all. Therefore, before initiating a legal suit, you’ll need to understand how liability in Hawai'i is determined. Let Potts & Potts help you navigate the legal side of comparative negligence.

Hawai'i Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one was injured in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact Potts & Potts Law firm. Dennis and Trevor Potts are experienced attorneys that have handled personal injury claims for years. Hawai’i has unique laws and restrictions relating to the recovery of damages after a severe personal injury accident. Additionally, there is a two-year limitations period after the accident and injuries occur, in which to file a successful claim. It is therefore important to contact a Honolulu Personal Injury Lawyer at Potts & Potts as soon as possible after the accident.

Our lawyers at Potts & Potts will help guide you throughout the claim process and determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive after an accident. They will handle the claim for you so that you can focus on what is important – your recovery. Don't trust your future to just anyone, put our experience to work for you. Our results speak for themselves. Contact our Hawai'i office today for your initial free consultation. Remember, you will pay nothing unless we win your case. Call today.

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