Fatal collisions increased in Hawaii in 2015 by over 70 percent. While the overall numbers are still fairly low, fatalities jumped from 11 in 2014 to 19 the following year. These 19 deaths were the result of 15 collisions, only four more than the 11 fatal crashes in 2014. Police blamed the increased number of deaths on multiple fatalities in some of the crashes.
Of the 15 fatal collisions in Hawaii last year, 12 involved impaired drivers. Police arrested 1,064 people for driving drunk or under the influence of drugs over the course of the year, and nearly 80 of these drivers were under 21 years of age.
In addition to driving while impaired, other factors that contribute to fatal traffic accidents include:
Many traffic fatalities are avoidable. When someone’s negligent or reckless behavior causes the death of another, we work with the deceased’s family to get justice. Hawaii allows a representative to bring this type of claim on behalf of the estate of the deceased. Damages available in wrongful death cases can include compensation for:
Here at Shim & Chang, we work with families to get justice after the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident. If you or a family member has been involved in an auto wreck in the Honolulu area, call us at 808-524-5803 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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