Experienced Hawaii Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Ready to Help You
For more than 30 years, the Honolulu injury attorneys at Shim & Chang have helped accident victims obtain fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries. Our experience includes representing pedestrians hit by irresponsible motorists, as well as pedestrians injured as the result of poorly maintained walkways, sidewalks, and crossing areas.
An Urban Environment Creates Hazards for Pedestrians
The sidewalks of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki are almost always crowded with pedestrians. Day and night, locals and tourists make their way from the beach to the stores, restaurants, and bars that line the streets. Unfortunately, drivers often become frustrated while waiting for people to proceed through crosswalks, and may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Drivers also travel at unsafe speeds through the city, increasing the likelihood that they will not see pedestrians and reducing the time they have to avoid a collision. Other behaviors and situations resulting in pedestrian accidents include:
- Motorists failing to watch out for pedestrians before turning onto another street
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
- Motorists rolling through stop signs
- Motorists making illegal or unsafe u-turns
- Dangerously designed intersections
- Poorly timed signals at crosswalks
- Dangerous sidewalk conditions, including cracks, debris, and uneven pavement
- Trees, signs, utility poles, and other obstructions blocking visibility
- Street repair and construction sites
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries, including brain and spinal injuries, and even death. At Shim & Chang, we offer comprehensive representation for accident victims, always exploring all options for recovery to ensure our clients have the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation for their injuries. We will retain experts to reconstruct the scene of an accident, and thoroughly investigate all factors contributing to an accident. For people injured while visiting the Islands, we handle tourist claims, providing the same level of dedicated service that we offer our Hawaiian clients.
Seek Advice & Counsel from an Experienced Honolulu Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries as the result of a pedestrian accident in Honolulu or anywhere in Hawaii, please contact the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Shim & Chang for a free initial consultation. We can discuss any claims for compensation that you may have against responsible parties, and help you on the road to recovery. If your injury prevents you from coming to our offices, we can come to you.