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Helicopter Accidents in Hawaii Are Becoming a Growing Problem

A honeymooning couple was killed in Hawaii when the helicopter they were in crashed over the scenic island of Molokai last November. The couple had only been married six days when the tour helicopter they were on lost altitude in bad weather and crashed into a mountain ridge. The tour pilot and two tourists from […]

Medical Malpractice: When Childbirth Goes Wrong and Injuries Result

In the main, pregnancy, labor and the birth of a child are rewarding and fulfilling. Even under the best of circumstances, however, it can be frightening simply because of the potential for things to go wrong, and most all parents are anxious, especially first-time parents. These parents depend on medical professionals to guide them through […]

The Truth about Waivers of Liability

Scores of people flock to the Hawaiian Islands each year to take advantage of the stunning scenery and plethora of activities to engage in. From scuba diving to parasailing, swimming with the dolphins to taking a helicopter tour of the volcanoes, most of these sports and recreational activities require a signed release or waiver of […]

Medical Malpractice is the Eighth Leading Cause of Death

Medical malpractice essentially means that a health care provider was responsible for an injury or death because he or she failed to deliver a reasonable standard of care. Medical malpractice may result from an act itself or from a failure to act. Over 100,000 wrongful deaths throughout the United States occur each year as a […]

Recreational Injury Claims in Hawaii

Although Hawaii is famous for the stunning scenery and multitude of outdoor recreational activities — such as bicycling, boating, parasailing, surfing, riding jet skis, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling and scuba diving — there is the risk of serious injury or death if basic safety precautions are not taken. In some cases, even when those precautions […]

Legal Factors in a Wrongful Death Claim in Hawaii

Wrongful death is s a fatal injury caused by a careless or unlawful action — or the total and complete inaction — of a person, company or manufacturer. In some cases, a parent is killed due to gross negligence, leaving children without parental care and financial support. A spouse can lose the love and companionship […]

Shopping Mall Slip and Falls Are a Common Occurrence

Slip and falls are consistently the primary cause of injuries, accounting for more than a million annually in America. The elderly are even more prone to slip and falls; the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention indicates that one in every three adults, age 65 and older fall each year. Slip and falls are common […]

Injured Hikers in Hawaii May Have Legal Recourse

A hiker was severely injured this September when she fell more than 300 feet after the trail she was hiking on, Pali Notches, gave way. Agnes Bryant, the hiker, was with two other people at Nuuanu Pali Lookout when she tried to make her way around a large boulder when the trail collapsed and Bryant […]