By Roy Chang | Published September 2, 2016 | | |
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
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 Read MoreRead More
Hawaii leads the nation with the highest pedestrian death rates for seniors, according to a study completed by the National Complete Streets Coalition. Is it because Hawaii has more bad drivers? More distracted drivers? While that may be true in most cases, our handling of many pedestrian fatalities has also found fault with the crosswalks Read MoreRead More
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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…