Hawaii Car Accident Lawyer

Skilled Auto Accident Attorneys in Hawaii

In Hawai’i, our way of life and beautiful, year-round weather attracts new residents and visitors every day. And, as a major tourist destination, we also see many navigating our roads who are unfamiliar with them or who are enjoying their vacation at the risk of other drivers. Car accidents are never something we can plan for. No matter how defensively we drive, we are subject to every other driver’s behavior on the road. And sometimes, their negligence results in serious car accidents and injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident here in Hawaii, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. The Hawai’i car accident lawyers at Potts & Potts can ensure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries, whether it is through the associated insurance company or a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

Who Needs A Car Accident Lawyer In Hawai’i?

While not all car accidents will require the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Hawaii, the more serious the injury, the more critical it can be to have skilled legal assistance after a car accident. At Potts & Potts, our experienced Hawai’i car accident lawyers have dedicated our careers to representing those who have been harmed by the negligence of others, ensuring that they are fairly compensated for their injuries. While some injuries resolve after a few weeks of medical intervention, rest, and recovery, some can impact the victim for the rest of their lives. These catastrophic injuries, in particular, can mean a lifetime of medical expenses, loss of work, pain, and suffering, and possible lifelong disabilities. The costs of a serious injury can be physically, mentally, and financially overwhelming for a victim. Nobody is ever prepared for this. If you have sustained serious injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. Let us help.

Who Needs A Car Accident Lawyer In Hawai’i?

If you have been injured in a car accident in Hawai’i, you deserve an experienced legal team of Hawai’i car accident attorneys on your side. At Potts & Potts, we are with you each step of the way to ensure that you fully understand your legal rights and receive the compensation you deserve after a serious car accident. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Hawai’i, we can help you recover compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses, hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and other medical costs associated with your physical recovery
  • Lost wages due to your inability to work because of your injuries
  • Property damage repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical costs as they relate to your injuries
  • Lost earning capacity if you cannot return to your career or job after your injuries

In Hawai’i, if the accident resulted in a fatality, certain family members might be able to seek recovery of damages through a wrongful death claim.

Insurance And Car Accidents In Hawai’i

In Hawai’i, we are a no-fault insurance state. This means that, in most cases, you will seek benefits from your own personal injury protection insurance first after an injury. If you have sustained serious injuries, you have the right to hold the at-fault driver liable for those damages. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Hawai’i, you owe it to yourself to understand what you may be entitled to. Call the skilled Hawai’i car accident lawyers at Potts & Potts today.

Meet Attorney Dennis Potts

As a resident of Hawai‘i for over 50 years, Attorney Potts has a great understanding and compassion for the people and culture of Hawai‘i ne. With this experience, he is able to navigate the nuances of the Hawaiian legal community and provide his clients with extraordinary results.

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Mr. Potts has received millions of dollars in recovery, settlements, and judgments in his clients' favor. Since 2007, he has had a 100% success rate obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients. He knows what it takes to maximize the value of your case.

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Attorney Potts can guarantee his clients that their case will be personally handled by him, and not by a junior associate, paralegal, or intern. Clients meet with Attorney Potts personally, and he keeps 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, Dennis W. Potts is one of Hawai‘i’s preeminent civil litigators.

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Most Common Causes Of Car Accidents In Hawai’i

According to the Hawai’i Department of Transportation, three main contributing factors for accidents in the state are:

  • Driver impairment
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving

While the state continues to take harsh action against these types of driver negligence, unfortunately, they still happen on a daily basis.

Impaired Driving In Hawai’i

Figures from 2019 showed that over one-half of all fatalities in Hawai’i involved driver impairment. Not only is drunk driving dangerous, but it is against the law. Consequently, if you have been involved in an accident involving a drunk or drug-impaired driver, that individual may automatically be considered negligent and liable for your damages. Under the legal concept of negligence per se, the impaired driver has breached their duty of care toward you by driving drunk and can be held liable for your damages. While most of us understand the dangers of drinking and driving, here in Hawai’i, we have a particular problem with driver impairment. And even though the official limit of alcohol is 0.08% BAC for a drunk driving charge, smaller amounts of alcohol can still have a serious effect on a driver’s reaction time, focus, cognitive capability, and other functions that can affect the driver’s ability to drive safely. If you have been injured in an accident caused by alcohol or drug-impaired driver, get the skilled legal counsel of our experienced Hawai’i car accident attorneys at Potts & Potts to ensure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries.

Injuries Caused By Speeding In Hawai’i

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over the past twenty years, speeding has been involved in about a third of all car accident fatalities in the United States. Speeding endangers not only the life of the driver but also everyone else sharing the road. peeding and aggressive driving results in a greater possibility for loss of control requires increased stopping distance, results in less safety equipment effectiveness, and increases the severity of the accident and injuries sustained. When you have been involved in an accident with a speeding driver, you deserve a skilled Hawai’i car accident lawyer on your side to investigate the accident thoroughly and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Distracted Driving In Hawai’i

When a driver is not paying attention to navigating a vehicle on the road, it is a safety concern for all others nearby, including other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. According to the CDC, going 55 mph while distracted is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes shut. In the United States, studies have suggested that distracted driving is even more dangerous than driving intoxicated. According to statistics out of the NHTSA, ten percent of all fatal crashes in the nation involve driver distraction. That is over 3,000 fatalities every year. Distracted driving is anything that takes our eyes off the road, our hands off the wheel, and our attention away from the act of driving. In Hawai’i, our current laws prohibit the use of a cell phone while driving (hands-free is allowed), texting while driving, or a driver under the age of 18 using any type of electronic communication device, even if hands-free. If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, contact our talented team of Hawai’i car accident lawyers at Potts & Potts.

Our Experienced Hawai’i Car Accident Attorneys

At Potts & Potts, we offer peace of mind. While you are recovering from your injuries, we are fighting for the compensation you deserve for your damages. Serious injuries can impact you for the rest of your life. You should not have to face this alone. Contact us for a free consultation to understand how we can help you after a serious car accident. You never pay until we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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