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Motorcycle, Bicycle & Moped Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims in Honolulu

For more than 30 years, Shim & Chang has advocated on behalf of injury victims in Hawaii, including adults and children hurt in motorcycle, bicycle, and moped accidents. When a person riding an exposed, two-wheel vehicle is struck by a car, truck, or bus, the potential for serious injuries is high. Our firm is known for handling complex medical cases, as well as cases that require creative and resourceful representation to obtain a fair recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, car and truck drivers often fail to watch out for motorcyclists on the road, resulting in serious accidents in which the motorcyclist is much more likely to be hurt than the motor vehicle driver. If a motorist turned into your lane, violated your right-of-way, or was generally unobservant behind the wheel, Shim & Chang can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. We also have extensive experience handling defective products cases, and will check to see if a defective helmet, motorcycle component, or mechanical issue caused or contributed to your accident, ensuring that you recover from all liable parties.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are vulnerable to personal injury in many different situations, and our Hawaii bike accident lawyers are qualified to handle them all, including:

  • Motorists turning into bike lanes
  • Collisions with motorists at intersections
  • Sudden door openings, or being “doored”
  • Defective equipment, including helmets, brakes, and tires
  • Roadway debris, such as loose gravel, resulting from improper road maintenance
  • Dangerous roadways containing potholes and uneven pavement

Visitors to Hawaii often rent bikes to explore the Islands. If you or a family member was involved in a bicycle accident while on vacation, we handle tourist claims, providing effective long-distance representation.

Moped Accidents

Mopeds are inherently dangerous vehicles, as they are small, light, and can go quite fast. In many situations, young drivers use mopeds because they are less expensive than cars and faster than bicycles. Shim & Chang successfully handled a landmark moped accident case in which a 14-year-old newspaper dealer was struck by a car that ran a stop sign. The boy suffered severe head injuries, a ruptured spleen, and a fractured femur. We held the newspaper company accountable for his damages because they gave him the moped to use when he did not have a license.

Talk to a Skilled Honolulu Lawyer After an Accident

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle, bike, or moped accident with a larger vehicle, we can help you receive compensation for your injuries. Please contact Shim & Chang in Honolulu for a free initial consultation to discuss your accident and your options for recovery. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our offices, we can come to you.

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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    5.0/5.0

    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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    5.0/5.0

    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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    5.0/5.0

    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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    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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    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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    Kimberly L.

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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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