By Roy Chang | Published February 2, 2017 | | |
In recent years, society has begun to pay more attention to concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). While those involved in football and other contact sports now take concussions more seriously, the general public is still largely unaware of the reasons why brain injuries need to be diagnosed quickly — and why Read MoreRead More
Pregnancy and childbirth can be complicated, but in most cases, children are born healthy. When they aren’t, it is often due to unpreventable birth defects. In some cases, however, the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional may result in a child unnecessarily suffering injury, with long-term or lifelong consequences. Children who suffer birth Read MoreRead More
In cases of preventable death, the laws of Hawaii allow for a type of personal injury lawsuit known as a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are based on negligence or intentional actions and stem from incidents and causes such as: Auto accidents Medical malpractice Slips and falls Defective products Helicopter accidents Construction accidents Assaults Read MoreRead More
Slip and fall accidents are the most common reasons for a personal injury lawsuit. Trips, slips and falls can be caused by the negligence of a property owner or property manager. Defects or conditions in the land are often what cause someone to lose their balance and fall. Common defects and conditions include: Slippery floors. Read MoreRead More
Surgeons are supposed to know what they are doing. They are responsible for our lives when we are in our most vulnerable state – unconscious and unwell. Because of the serious effects their actions have on our lives, the law holds them to a high standard of performance. In reality, surgeons make mistakes like anyone Read MoreRead More
In implementing no-fault insurance, Hawaii law has simplified the process for auto accident victims. After most accidents, drivers and their passengers are able to seek compensation directly from the driver’s insurance company instead of bringing a personal injury lawsuit against another driver. Personal Injury Protection Hawaii requires drivers to carry a type of insurance known Read MoreRead More
If a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it’s important to understand the extent of that injury and the long-term prognosis. While not all brain injuries leave one permanently impaired, many do, which is why it’s essential for anyone seeking compensation to have an idea of how much compensation will be needed. The two Read MoreRead More
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disorder in children and also one of the most devastating types of birth injury. Those with CP often suffer lifelong consequences that range in severity from minor motor problems to total inability to control bodily motion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that an Read MoreRead More
It is a sad reality that some deaths are preventable. The same types of negligence that can lead to injury often lead to death. From slips and falls to car wrecks and medical malpractice, the actions or inactions of one person can cause the untimely death of another. While there is no way to replace Read MoreRead More
When you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property, and the fall can be linked to negligence on the part of the property owner, you may expect to be able to recover damages such as your medical expenses and compensation for your pain and suffering. While this is sometimes true, many Hawaiians are unaware Read MoreRead More
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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…