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Experienced Honolulu Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Ready to Help You

pedestrian on crosswalk, in danger of being hit by carFor more than 30 years, the Honolulu legal team at Shim & Chang have helped accident victims obtain fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries. Our experience includes representing pedestrians hit by irresponsible motorists, as well as pedestrians injured as the result of poorly maintained walkways, sidewalks, and crossing areas.

An Urban Environment Creates Hazards for Pedestrians

The sidewalks of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki are almost always crowded with pedestrians. Day and night, locals and tourists make their way from the beach to the stores, restaurants, and bars that line the streets. Unfortunately, drivers often become frustrated while waiting for people to proceed through crosswalks, and may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Drivers also travel at unsafe speeds through the city, increasing the likelihood that they will not see pedestrians and reducing the time they have to avoid a collision. Other behaviors and situations resulting in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Motorists failing to watch out for pedestrians before turning onto another street
  • Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
  • Motorists rolling through stop signs
  • Motorists making illegal or unsafe u-turns
  • Dangerously designed intersections
  • Poorly timed signals at crosswalks
  • Dangerous sidewalk conditions, including cracks, debris, and uneven pavement
  • Trees, signs, utility poles, and other obstructions blocking visibility
  • Street repair and construction sites

Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries, including brain and spinal injuries, and even death. At Shim & Chang in Honolulu, we offer comprehensive representation for accident victims, always exploring all options for recovery to ensure our clients have the best chance of obtaining maximum compensation for their injuries. We will retain experts to reconstruct the scene of an accident, and thoroughly investigate all factors contributing to an accident. For people injured while visiting the Islands, we handle tourist claims, providing the same level of dedicated service that we offer our Hawaiian clients.

Seek Advice & Counsel from an Experienced Honolulu Lawyer

If you have suffered injuries as the result of a pedestrian accident in Hawaii, please contact the attorneys at Shim & Chang in Honolulu for a free initial consultation. We can discuss any claims for compensation that you may have against responsible parties, and help you on the road to recovery. If your injury prevents you from coming to our offices, we can come to you.

  • "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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