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Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney or Bus Accident Lawyer in Hawaii

If you have been seriously injured in a truck or bus accident in Hawaii you should consider getting the advice of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney right away! Here at Car Accident Attorney Hawaii we have been representing the victims of serious injuries and wrongful death resulting from truck accidents, bus accidents and other motor vehicle accidents for over 35 years. For some considerations in finding the right car accident attorney in Hawaii to assist you, please examine: Considerations in finding the right motor vehicle accident lawyer in Hawaii

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General information about Truck or Bus Accident claims in Hawaii

If you have suffered injuries or loss as the result of a truck, bus or other motor vehicle accident in Hawaii, you will probably want to obtain and fill out a No Fault (Personal Injury Protection) benefits application form from the insurance company for the vehicle with which you were most closely connected (the vehicle in which you were riding - if you were in a vehicle - or the vehicle that impacted you if you were a pedestrian or a bicyclist). No Fault (PIP) usually provides medical coverage for injuries arising out of the use, maintenance or operation of a truck, bus or other motor vehicle in Hawaii and it may also provide various other coverages (wage loss, substitute services, funeral benefits, etc.)

In Hawaii at present you generally must have at least a certain amount in medical expenses actually paid by the No Fault (PIP) insurer - $5,000 (1/1/98 on) - before you can recover for pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, wage loss in excess of that paid by No Fault (PIP) and various other losses caused by a truck, bus or other motor vehicle accident. However, there are also a few other situations in which recovery for these additional losses may be possible. These situations include (1) accidents arising out of conduct for which punitive damages could be awarded, (2) accidents resulting in death, (3) accidents causing permanent loss of use of a part or function of the body, (4) accidents giving rise to permanent serious disfigurement which causes mental suffering, and (5) accidents in which the No Fault (PIP) benefits are exhausted and a few other situations.

Truck or Bus Accident minimum insurance coverages

Hawaii is a "no fault" state. That means that all drivers of motor vehicles are required by law to maintain minimum insurance coverages applicable to their vehicle under Hawaii law. The minimums for a truck or bus often involve common carrier requirements or other extra coverages. Generally, trucks and buses must have at least the minimum coverages required for an automobile. These coverages are required by Hawaii law and generally should be available to help to compensate a person for damages and loss as the result of the negligent operation of the vehicle. (Optional additional coverages may also be available.) See, Minimum Truck and Bus Insurance Coverages in Hawaii.

Deadlines to file Truck or Bus Accident claims in Hawaii

The deadline for filing a lawsuit in court in Hawaii to make claims for injuries arising out of a truck, bus or other motor vehicle accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. It should be noted, however, that there are exceptions to this rule- for example, claims against the City and County of Honolulu and the various other Counties must be filed with the appropriate agency within six (6) months of the date of the accident. For some claims the deadline is extended by statute to two years from the date of the last no fault, worker's compensation or public assistance benefit payment related to the accident, if such payments are made. 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 :

General Resources for Truck Accidents and Bus Accidents

An Analysis of Fatal Large Truck Crashes By the US Dept of Transportation- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- National Center for Statistics and Analysis- June 2003

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Recent Personal Injury and Car Accident News

Recently a settlement of $140 million was obtained in Texas for a severely injured 39-year-old motor vehicle driver who was rendered quadriplegic when his car was struck by an 18-wheeler in 2017. The truck driver had been involved in multiple prior crashes. Violations of state and federal regulations for trucking companies and drivers were also in play. The roads of Hawaii have many similar dangers. See, $140M settlement reached in 2017 Texas crash.

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