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Experienced Honolulu Bus Accident Lawyers Representing Clients in Injury Claims

The legal team at Shim & Chang have represented many bus accident victims in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii. We have obtained compensation for bus passengers who were injured while riding a city bus, as well as recoveries for automobile drivers and pedestrians hit by public transit and tour buses.

Representing Passengers Injured while Riding “The Bus” in Honolulu

Oahu Transit Services (OTS) operates “The Bus” transportation system in Honolulu. Many locals use The Bus to travel to and from work each day, and The Bus is especially popular among senior citizens who no longer drive their own vehicles. While The Bus provides a valuable service to people in Honolulu, avoidable injuries do occur on city buses. For example, a bus driver may not wait for a senior citizen to sit down before pulling forward, causing the senior to fall and sustain an injury. Other driver behaviors that may cause passenger injuries include:

  • Sudden braking
  • Making sharp turns while passengers are standing
  • Jumping curbs while making turns
  • Closing doors while passengers are still attempting to enter or exit a bus
  • Quickly accelerating to make a green light

Our Hawaii bus accident lawyers understand how to hold transit companies responsible for a bus driver’s failure to provide passengers with safe transportation. We will also look at the operability and condition of the bus itself to see if any mechanical or equipment issues caused or contributed to our client’s accident.

Experienced Representation for Drivers & Pedestrians Hit by Buses

The Honolulu lawyers at Shim & Chang also represent car and truck drivers and pedestrians hit by city buses and tour buses. For drivers of smaller vehicles and people on foot, a collision with a large bus can result in serious injuries and even death. Our extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims means we are well equipped to handle these potentially complex cases.

Seek Advice & Representation from a Skilled Bus Accident Lawyer in Honolulu

If you have been hurt in a bus accident, as a passenger or while on the road, you need the assistance of skilled Honolulu lawyer to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Few personal injury law firms can rival our experience dealing with insurance companies, government entities, and at-fault parties. For a complimentary consultation regarding your injury and options for recovery, please contact Shim & Chang today. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no legal fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.

Testimonials
  • "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.

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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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    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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    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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    5.0/5.0

    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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Roy K. S. Chang
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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…

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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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