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Recent Blog Posts

Hidden Dangers in Supermarkets

Supermarkets can be dangerous places for shoppers.  As we stroll down the aisles looking at shelves and freezers for dinner items or when checking out the weekly sales and displays, the last place we focus our attention is on the floor of the supermarket. Because most markets are self-service, customers frequently drop or spill items […]

Control Your Dog at All Times

It is against the law in Hawaii to allow your dog to run free on public streets and sidewalks. When taking your dog off your property, you are required to have it on a leash.  But more importantly, you must maintain control of your dog at all times. You are not allowed to: Let your […]

Hawaii’s Dangerous Crosswalks

Hawaii leads the nation with the highest pedestrian death rates for seniors, according to a study completed by the National Complete Streets Coalition. Is it because Hawaii has more bad drivers?  More distracted drivers?  While that may be true in most cases, our handling of many pedestrian fatalities has also found fault with the crosswalks […]

Fall Injuries Deadlier Than Car Crashes

Injuries caused by slips and falls can be severe and serious, including knee and ankle injuries, broken hips, broken wrists and arms, back and spine injuries, head and brain injuries and even death.  A recent study over a 5-year period, from 2009 to 2013, found that FALLS were the No. 2 cause of fatal injuries […]

Dog Bite Epidemic!

The number of dog bite cases has increased steadily in Hawaii to more than 1,000 reported annually. Dogs sometimes bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective, they’re nervous or they’ve been mistreated. If someone’s dog bites you, you need to do a number of things: Get the dog owner’s name and address right away. Then, […]

Accidents in Paradise: Staying Safe

The Islands of Hawaii are widely considered “paradise” – the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. While there certainly is much to love in Hawaii, there are also some dangers which visitors should be mindful of during their visit. First of all, with a latitude of 21°, Honolulu receives considerably more direct sun than many […]

Car Accidents: The Most Common Cause of Personal Injury Lawsuits

As many as 43,000 people are killed in automobile accidents every year in the United States, with another three million suffering mild to serious injury. Those whose injuries  are more severe, may spend months or even years attempting to recover: while some never achieve full recovery and will spend their lives suffering the effects of […]

The Reality of a Motorcycle-Automobile Crash

With more than seven million motorcyclists on America’s roadways, the number of accidents and fatalities will naturally increase. There were more than 5,000 motorcycle fatalities in 2007 — an all-time high, although the average is 4,000 per year. Motorcyclists who collide with a passenger vehicle or truck are approximately 40 times more likely to die […]

Common Personal Injury Myths Dispelled

Although we’ve all heard of frivolous lawsuits, the fact is they are the exception rather than the rule. In truth, most personal injury claims are filed by those who have suffered legitimate injury due to the negligence of another person or entity. The frivolous cases simply get more media attention, such as the man who […]

How an Attorney Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

Many who have sustained injuries due to the negligence of another decide not to hire an attorney because they think the attorney will take most of the settlement. What they fail to consider is that research from the insurance industry states that injury victims receive  a better settlement when an experienced personal injury lawyer is […]