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Brain & Spinal Injuries

Brain & Spinal Injury Team Representing Victims of Catastrophic Injuries

The legal team at Shim & Chang in Honolulu have significant experience handling serious cases, including cases involving brain and spinal injuries. We have two medical researchers on staff, which enables us to effectively and efficiently evaluate injuries and fully comprehend both the legal and medical aspects of serious cases.

Brain Injuries

An acquired brain injury generally occurs when a sudden trauma damages the brain, such as an object hitting the head or piercing the skull, or the head violently striking a hard object like a windshield, dashboard, or steering wheel. Shim & Chang has represented clients in brain injury cases arising from auto accidents, and has handled almost every type of personal injury lawsuit. Based on our broad experience, we know that brain injuries are some of the most difficult personal injuries to overcome, often requiring immediate surgery, as well as rehabilitation in the areas of physical therapy, speech therapy, and psychological support.

Among brain injury attorneys, the team at Shim & Chang in Honolulu possess the knowledge and resources to effectively handle complex medical cases. We can accurately assess the extent of your damages, and help you receive compensation for your present and future losses, on par with any Hawaii law firm.

Spinal Injuries

Our personal injury lawyers have represented clients rendered paraplegic and quadriplegic after a serious accident, and understand how devastating a spinal injury can be for an accident victim and his or her family. The costs to treat a spinal injury can be staggering, including surgery and rehabilitation, and permanent paralysis will affect one’s life forever. We take all of these factors into consideration when working to achieve maximum compensation for victims.

In Hawaii, some common causes of spinal injuries are swimming pool accidents and slip and fall accidents at parks and recreational areas, in addition to auto accidents. Shim & Chang has handled all of these types of cases, also representing visitors to Hawaii in tourist claims.

Seek Advice & Representation from a Knowledgeable Honolulu Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious brain or spinal injury in an accident, you need to talk to experienced Hawaii attorneys with knowledge of medical conditions and access to health care professionals. Please contact Shim & Chang in Honolulu for a free initial consultation. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover necessary treatment, now and in the years to come.

  • "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."

Verdicts & Results

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.

  • Death of a mother due to a hospital error

    $7 Million medical malpractice settlement.

  • Brain injury suffered by a teenager in a motor vehicle crash

    $6.5 Million settlement.

Reviews and Ratings
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    The attorneys of the law firm Shim and Chang are excellent, helpful, trustworthy, compassionate and conduct their business with integrity. Shim and Chang are not a law firm looking only to make money.Rather, Shim and Chang showed me they truly cared...

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    Kimberly Kau

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    When the condo owner living above us caused water damage to our condo, we were displaced for nearly two months. When his insurance carrier refused to compensate us for the inconvenience and the temporary housing cost, we hired the law firm of Shim an...

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    Dean N

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    I was injured while on vacation in Hawaii and actually was referred to Shim and Chang by an attorney that had litigated against them in the past. I was told that if she were in my position that is who she would contact. Immediately that was a plus an...

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    Suzanne Shaw

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    This is the kindest, most well-prepared and capable group of lawyers you can find. I contacted them for a personal injury due to negligence. They took care of me in every way. Every member of the team, from the office administrative to legal aid and ...

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    Kimberly L.

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    My experience with this team has been exceptional! From the very first meeting they were nothing but professional. I highly recommend them for any personal injury litigation or mediation. Thank you Mr. Chang!

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Roy K. S. Chang

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…

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Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos

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…

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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…

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