Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Accidents and Claims- Deadlines
The deadline for filing most Outer Island claims in court in Hawaii is generally the same as the deadlines for filing the same claims in Honolulu. (See the page for the particular type of claim involved in the menu bar on the left.) Once again, it should be specifically noted that claims against the various Counties must generally be filed with the appropriate agency within six (6) months of the date of the accident.
You must file your claims in court prior to the expiration of such deadlines, or your claims may be lost—regardless of their merit. To be wise it is recommended that you immediately contact an attorney after an accident giving rise to injuries occurs please do not hesitate to :
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Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island Claim Information
Over the years Accident Lawyer Hawaii William H. Lawson has vigorously and competently represented clients for matters on all islands in the State of Hawaii while maintaining a high degree of contact and communication with our clients by phone, by email and by regular mail. In order to maintain prompt contact every effort is made to respond to communications the day that they occur. For our Outer Island clients with Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and Outer Island claims we have frequently advanced the costs of travel for depositions and client conferences here in Honolulu. Frequently, an attorney will also visit you on your home island to travel with you to the accident scene and/or to see and record the impact of the injuries on your life.
Handling an Outer Island injury claim from a main office in Honolulu does not pose any significant challenges to a timely and successful prosecution of the claim. Regardless of which island an accident takes place on, the investigative workup of the case usually will be done by local investigators hired by this office. Photos, videos, statements and the like will be gathered by a local investigative firm familiar with the accident scene and the tendencies of the people in that area. Once that is completed, there may be expert witness workup of the facts and circumstances of the case. Although there are competent expert witnesses in many fields on the outer islands, for the most part the experienced and highly qualified experts are located on the island of Oahu. Hence, there is generally a slight time and costs savings when working with an expert witness on an Outer Island case if the attorney is located in Honolulu.
Once the proper workup has been done, efforts to settle the claim with the applicable insurance companies often require high level negotiations with management of the insurer. The adjuster generally does not have authority to commit the insurer to a reasonable value on most settlements. Hence, the real nuts and bolts negotiation on most insurance settlements takes place right here in Honolulu with your attorney and often the insurance adjuster both trying to get the insurer’s management to come through with a reasonable value to settle a case. In short, it is often an advantage to have a Honolulu attorney when settlement negotiations are taking place.
Should the matter proceed to trial, our office has successfully handled personal injury arbitrations and trials for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and other Outer Island claims. If we need to go to trial on an outer island, Accident Lawyer Hawaii William H. Lawson has done so and is prepared to do so again. Alternatively, should it be necessary, Accident Lawyer Hawaii Lawson has also co counseled with attorneys on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and other Outer Islands and is prepared to do so again in an appropriate situation.
In short, our law firm is experienced at handling personal injury and accident claims for people located on Maui, Kauai, Hawaii and the other Outer Islands. It poses no significant challenges and has several offsetting benefits for the attorney to be usually be located in Honolulu. As mentioned on our “About Us” page, our office has represented clients from almost all of the different States of the United States as well as many people from other countries. Please consider letting our office assist you on your Maui, Kauai, Hawaii or other Outer Island case.