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Category Archives: Auto and Pedestrian Accidents

Category Archives: Auto and Pedestrian Accidents

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 […]

Hawaii Driving Fatalities Increased in 2015

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 […]

Hawaii’s Dangerous Crosswalks

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 […]