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Roy Chang speaks out against Improperly located giant rail pillars that kill numerous motorists

Roy Chang was recently showcased on a HawaiiNewsNow story. Read the full story here.

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The Dangers of Second-Impact Syndrome Brain Injuries

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 More

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How Can I Tell if I Should Bring a Birth Injury Claim on Behalf of My Child?

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 More

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Who Is Eligible to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Hawaii?

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 More

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Common Hazards That Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

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 More

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Retained Surgical Items and Medical Malpractice

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 More

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What Does No-Fault Car Insurance Mean for Drivers in Hawaii?

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 More

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Understanding Different Forms of Brain Injuries

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 More

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Is Cerebral Palsy the Result of Medical Malpractice?

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 More

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What Types of Damages Are Available in Hawaii Wrongful Death Claims?

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 More

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Testimonials
  • "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."

Verdicts & Results

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.

  • Death of a mother due to a hospital error

    $7 Million medical malpractice settlement.

  • Brain injury suffered by a teenager in a motor vehicle crash

    $6.5 Million settlement.

Awards
Reviews and Ratings
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    5.0/5.0

    The attorneys of the law firm Shim and Chang are excellent, helpful, trustworthy, compassionate and conduct their business with integrity. Shim and Chang are not a law firm looking only to make money. Rather, Shim and Chang showed me they truly cared...

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    Kimberly Kau

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    When the condo owner living above us caused water damage to our condo, we were displaced for nearly two months. When his insurance carrier refused to compensate us for the inconvenience and the temporary housing cost, we hired the law firm of Shim an...

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    Dean N

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    I was injured while on vacation in Hawaii and actually was referred to Shim and Chang by an attorney that had litigated against them in the past. I was told that if she were in my position that is who she would contact. Immediately that was a plus an...

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    Suzanne Shaw

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    This is the kindest, most well-prepared and capable group of lawyers you can find. I contacted them for a personal injury due to negligence. They took care of me in every way. Every member of the team, from the office administrative to legal aid and ...

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    Kimberly L.

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    My experience with this team has been exceptional! From the very first meeting they were nothing but professional. I highly recommend them for any personal injury litigation or mediation. Thank you Mr. Chang!

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    A Wilson

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Roy K. S. Chang
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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…

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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…

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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…

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