Need an Injury Lawyer for a Hawaii DUI Accident?
In Hawaii, lawmakers are taking preventative steps to stop drunk driving in its tracks. In fact, they are so serious about it that they allow sobriety checkpoints throughout the state. From 2003-2012, 484 people lost their lives in these catastrophic accidents that take family members away from their loved ones and leave people with serious injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. The truth is, too many people believe that they are invincible on our roadways and that an accident will never happen to them, and this is why they drink and get behind the wheel of a car. In fact, in the past 30 days, 2.9% of people report driving after drinking too much in Hawaii. The national average is 1.9%, so Hawaii is considered to be on the higher end.
Many people don’t understand that there are severe consequences to these actions when they decide to drink and promptly get behind the wheel of a car. Maybe you were one of the thousands of people who become injured in these serious accidents every year and you wonder how you can gain compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. If you have suffered at the hands of a drunk driver, you have rights – and we want to help.
Helping You Move Forward After Your Accident
When you have been injured, you may wonder what actions you should take to retain your rights. Obviously, in an accident involving injuries, one of the very first things that you want to do is call the police. You will usually by default receive medical services, who come to the scene of an accident where injuries are present. You should always receive medical care in a hospital or by your physician because this is one of the best ways to preserve your case so that you can move forward with a claim in the future. Another great way to preserve evidence in your case is to speak to the police officer that arrives at the scene of your accident as well as the witnesses who saw the accident happen from start to finish, because they may be able to provide details to you that you missed. We want to help you build your case from the very start and protect your rights.
The police will assess the situation and determine if somebody was driving drunk by administering a Breathalyzer test or looking at the vehicle to see if there are open containers. Sometimes it’s as easy as smelling alcohol on the breath of the defendant in your case. If there is an arrest made, this will help you in many ways when you make your claim for compensation, because there is solid proof that the driver was driving drunk.
There may be many damages available to you depending on how you have suffered from your accident. For instance, many people walk away with catastrophic injuries in these accidents because most of them happen at high speeds. You could have been left paralyzed, with internal injuries, broken bones, or a variety of other injuries. We can help you compensate for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, emotional suffering, future rehabilitation costs, in-home care, and more. You don’t want to handle your Hawaii DUI case alone, so call us to find out how we can help you in your time of need. You have rights and we want to help every step of the way, so call us as soon as possible.