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 their injuries. Families face permanent consequences when a car crash kills or seriously injures a loved one—all because of a distracted or negligent driver.
Additionally, the unpleasant reality is that dealing with your insurance company following a collision can prove to be a completely different experience from what you had anticipated. While the television ads lead you to believe you will be taken care of and treated like family by your insurance company, the truth is they have one goal in mind — a healthy financial bottom line at the end of the year. Your own insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company could offer you a low first settlement which would not cover all your medical expenses, let alone future and non-economic losses.
Insurance adjusters are trained to keep the amount of compensation to a minimum and are experts at convincing victims of personal injury to accept a settlement which is much lower than deserved or needed. In the end, your personal injury attorney could be the absolute only thing standing between you and a less-than-scrupulous insurance company by protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. You need the attorneys at Shim & Chang to be by your side to help ease your mental burden and to allow you to focus on healing rather than worrying about your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
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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…