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 sued Kraft for putting trans fats in Oreos, giving those cases with merit a preconceived strike against them. Frivolous lawsuits are typically dismissed by the judge, and personal injury attorneys who are foolish enough to file such a lawsuit can suffer sanctions from the court system.
Those who have been injured through the negligence of another deserve their day in court and need a personal injury attorney by their side who has integrity as well as the necessary experience to build a case and fight for what is right and fair. Even so, not all personal injury victims — no matter how deserving — will receive compensation for their injuries if their cases are simply too weak or inconclusive. Contrary to popular belief that all personal injury cases will have their day in court, the majority are settled outside the courtroom as this is a more expedient, cost-effective way of getting victims what they need in the quickest manner possible.
Still another myth is that lawsuits are very time consuming. Personal injury attorneys are well aware that the average victim of a personal injury is completely unprepared for and unfamiliar with the legal system as a whole. This renders these victims vulnerable and anxious following their injuries.
The truth: The Shim & Chang law firm does the legal worrying for you so you can focus on getting well and putting your life back together again.
"Shim & Chang were committed to helping my son no matter how long it took. They got the settlement we needed to take care of him for the rest of his life."
The Estate of Mark Tokuyama v. City and County of Honolulu Jury awarded $953,114.57, which at the time was the highest award ever for a drowning case.
$7 Million medical malpractice settlement.
$6.5 Million settlement.
With more than 30 years of practical and trial experience handling all types of personal injury cases, Roy K. S. Chang has molded Shim & Chang into a highly creative and innovative law firm that honors the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating…
With his unique name and background, Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos' character and experience have greatly added to the creative and innovative approach of Shim & Chang. He has been with the firm since 1996, exclusively handling personal injury cases. Raised in Honolulu, Harvey graduated from Kaimuki High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa…
Alvin Tong Shim, Founder of Shim & Chang In Memoriam of Alvin Tong Shim, November 10, 1923 - June 24, 2006 The Spirit of Aloha Born in Wailuku, Maui on November 10, 1923, Alvin Tong Shim was the second child and first son of Henry and Helen Shim. As a young boy, he earned money…