By Roy Chang | Published May 2, 2016 | | |
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
The Islands of Hawaii are widely considered “paradise” – the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. While there certainly is much to love in Hawaii, there are also some dangers which visitors should be mindful of during their visit. First of all, with a latitude of 21°, Honolulu receives considerably more direct sun than many Read MoreRead More
As many as 43,000 people are killed in automobile accidents every year in the United States, with another three million suffering mild to serious injury. Those whose injuries are more severe, may spend months or even years attempting to recover: while some never achieve full recovery and will spend their lives suffering the effects of Read MoreRead More
With more than seven million motorcyclists on America’s roadways, the number of accidents and fatalities will naturally increase. There were more than 5,000 motorcycle fatalities in 2007 — an all-time high, although the average is 4,000 per year. Motorcyclists who collide with a passenger vehicle or truck are approximately 40 times more likely to die Read MoreRead More
Although we’ve all heard of frivolous lawsuits, the fact is they are the exception rather than the rule. In truth, most personal injury claims are filed by those who have suffered legitimate injury due to the negligence of another person or entity. The frivolous cases simply get more media attention, such as the man who Read MoreRead More
Many who have sustained injuries due to the negligence of another decide not to hire an attorney because they think the attorney will take most of the settlement. What they fail to consider is that research from the insurance industry states that injury victims receive a better settlement when an experienced personal injury lawyer is Read MoreRead More
Maritime workers are at a great risk for on-the-job injuries. Seamen who spend their lives out on the ocean could be days away from medical help should an injury occur. Because of this and the unique safety requirements for working at sea, there are certain legal remedies available to those injured at sea which allows Read MoreRead More
The initial response for most people after a car accident is to enlist the help of their insurance company. After all, they’re on your side, right? While going through insurance may get the ball rolling on getting your life back to normal, keep in mind that insurance companies have only one goal — a healthy Read MoreRead More
With more than 150 million drivers and 160 million registered vehicles on the road today, it is no surprise that car collisions occur every second. Most of us simply leave it up to our insurance company to tell us how much auto insurance our state requires. We grumble about the insurance premiums, but continue to Read MoreRead More
Cancer kills more than 7.6 million people worldwide each year, and timely discovery is crucial in order for the patient to seek appropriate treatment. Should a physician or hospital fail to act in a reasonable manner in screening for cancer, patients can be put at significant risk. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer actually occurs Read MoreRead More
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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.
$7 Million medical malpractice settlement.
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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…