Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law

333 Queen Street, Suite 900   |   Honolulu, HI 96813

808-524-5803

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Hawaii Wrongful Death Lawyers with Experience & Integrity

The Honolulu wrongful death lawyers at Shim & Chang have significant experience handling wrongful death actions on behalf of families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident. We understand that feelings of shock and sadness often supersede legal and financial concerns during such a difficult time. The Hawaii injury attorneys at Shim & Chang can help you obtain fair recovery for your losses so that you can focus on your emotional recovery.

Our firm is undaunted by challenging cases and powerful adversaries. We went up against the City and County of Honolulu in a wrongful death case, winning nearly $1 million in damages on behalf of our client in an unprecedented victory. You can trust us to handle your case with the same determination and commitment to excellence.

A Honolulu Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Wrongful Death Actions in Hawaii

Under Hawaii law, a deceased person's legal representative or qualifying family members or dependents may bring a wrongful death action against a person or entity whose wrongful act, fault, or default caused the death of another person. If a legal representative brings the action, he or she may recover on behalf of the estate the reasonable expenses of the deceased person's last illness and burial. When a family member, such as a spouse, partner, child, or parent, brings an action, he or she may also recover compensation for loss of love and affection, including:

  • Loss of society, companionship, comfort, consortium, or protection
  • Loss of marital care, attention, advice, or counsel
  • Loss of a partner's attention, advice, or counsel
  • Loss of a child's care or attention to his or her parent
  • Loss of parental care, training, guidance, or education

Personal injury attorneys who have successfully handled wrongful death claims can assess the amount of compensation that may be available to you for the loss of your loved one. At Shim & Chang, we also emphasize the importance of holding at-fault parties responsible for their actions that led to a fatal accident. One lawsuit can instigate changes in behavior and safety requirements that ultimately prevent dangerous situations for everyone in Hawaii.

Talk to a Knowledgeable Hawaii Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we can help you in your time of need by offering strong, compassionate legal support to you and your family. Please contact Shim & Chang today to learn more about bringing a wrongful death action against the parties responsible for your tragedy. During a free initial consultation, we can discuss the strength of your case and the best course of action for obtaining the compensation you need and deserve to remedy your losses.