Hawaii Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims
For more than 30 years, Shim & Chang has advocated on behalf of injury victims in Hawaii, including adults and children hurt in motorcycle, bicycle, and moped accidents. When a person riding an exposed, two-wheel vehicle is struck by a car, truck, or bus, the potential for serious injuries is high. Our firm is known for handling complex medical cases, as well as cases that require creative and resourceful representation to obtain a fair recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Hawaii
Unfortunately, car and truck drivers often fail to watch out for motorcyclists on the road, resulting in serious accidents in which the motorcyclist is much more likely to be hurt than the motor vehicle driver. If a motorist turned into your lane, violated your right-of-way, or was generally unobservant behind the wheel, Shim & Chang can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. We also have extensive experience handling defective products cases, and will check to see if a defective helmet, motorcycle component, or mechanical issue caused or contributed to your accident, ensuring that you recover from all liable parties.
Bicyclists are vulnerable to injury in many different situations, and our Hawaii bike accident lawyers are qualified to handle them all, including:
- Motorists turning into bike lanes
- Collisions with motorists at intersections
- Sudden door openings, or being "doored"
- Defective equipment, including helmets, brakes, and tires
- Roadway debris, such as loose gravel, resulting from improper road maintenance
- Dangerous roadways containing potholes and uneven pavement
Visitors to Hawaii often rent bikes to explore the Islands. If you or a family member was involved in a bicycle accident while on vacation, we handle tourist claims, providing effective long-distance representation.
Mopeds are inherently dangerous vehicles, as they are small, light, and can go quite fast. In many situations, young drivers use mopeds because they are less expensive than cars and faster than bicycles. Shim & Chang successfully handled a landmark moped accident case in which a 14-year-old newspaper dealer was struck by a car that ran a stop sign. The boy suffered severe head injuries, a ruptured spleen, and a fractured femur. We held the newspaper company accountable for his damages because they gave him the moped to use when he did not have a license.
Talk to a Skilled Honolulu Bike Accident Lawyer after an Accident
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle, bike, or moped accident with a larger vehicle, we can help you receive compensation for your injuries. Please contact Shim & Chang for a free initial consultation to discuss your accident and your options for recovery. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our offices, we can come to you.