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Helicopter Accidents

Honolulu Helicopter Accident Lawyers Representing Hawaiians and Visitors to the Islands

helicopter crashed on takeoff from airfield Shim & Chang has significant experience representing clients injured in helicopter accidents, including people injured working on helicopters, passengers hurt as the result of helicopter tour accidents, and families who have lost a loved one in a helicopter accident. With more than 30 years of injury law experience in Honolulu, we understand how to hold liable parties accountable for their actions that caused or contributed to our clients’ injuries.

Military Helicopter & Maintenance Accidents

With the numerous military bases in Hawaii, military helicopters are everywhere. These helicopters must be properly maintained to ensure safety in the air, but in unfortunate situations, safety precautions are not taken on the ground. For example, we successfully represented one client who was severely injured when a military helicopter’s rear rotor blades severed his arm while he was working on the helicopter. In this case, the helicopter was being run up by our client’s co-employee without first being tied down.

When federal military procedures become involved in a personal injury and wrongful death claim, the case can become complex. Our experience handling helicopter maintenance-related injury claims can help you recover from all liable parties after an on-the-job accident.

Helicopter Tour Accidents

A helicopter tour is an excellent way for visitors to see the Hawaiian Islands’ numerous volcanoes, waterfalls, and other natural attractions. When accidents happen, however, the results are often tragic. The Hawaii helicopter accident lawyers at Shim & Chang have represented several families who lost loved ones or were seriously injured in helicopter tour accidents. One family lost their father in a helicopter tour accident on the Big Island and another family lost their father in a helicopter accident on Kauai. A New Jersey woman suffered severe back injuries from a helicopter crash into the waters off of Molokai.

Our attorneys in Honolulu understand that losing a loved one or suffering a severe injury while on vacation can be especially devastating. We have helped many clients recover the compensation they need and deserve after going through such tragedy.

Talk to a Skilled Honolulu Accident Lawyer About Your Options for Recovery

If you or a loved one has been involved in a helicopter-related accident, on the ground or in the air, please contact the Honolulu legal team at Shim & Chang for a free initial consultation. We frequently represent people from the mainland USA and other parts of the world in Hawaii injury lawsuits and wrongful death actions.

  • "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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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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