Being in a maritime or boating accident can be a terrifying experience. You may be out in the open water, and without proper safety precautions the risk of drowning is very real. The Hawaii boating accident lawyers at Shim & Chang have helped many accident victims and their families obtain compensation from boat operators, equipment manufacturers, and charter companies, always with the goal of achieving maximum recovery for our clients.
As a Honolulu law firm in practice for more than 30 years, Shim & Chang has extensive experience in water sports, boating, and maritime cases. Unfortunately, boating accidents can occur with alarming frequency in Hawaii, if simply because so many people go out on the water, fishing, skiing, parasailing, or simply sightseeing. We have handled the full range of water-injury related matters, from wrongful deaths to fishing injuries, for example:
At Shim & Chang, our personal injury attorneys in Honolulu are creative problem solvers. If the most obvious route to recovery is not an option for our client, we will dig deeper looking for other sources of compensation. In matters involving boating accidents and maritime law, we will consult investigators and experts to ensure thoroughness and accuracy in our theories.
We understand that a boating accident is a traumatic event, especially when you are far away from home. At Shim & Chang, we are committed to representing injury victims in Hawaii, as well as those who visit our Islands. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in maritime or boating accident, please contact our office in Honolulu to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can make Hawaii safer for all.
"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."
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.
$6.5 Million settlement.
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…