Not all lawyers want to handle slip, trip, and fall accidents. We do! Many lawyers will send these cases to us because they lack the experience to handle them.
Unseen hazardous conditions cause these accidents:
People think we live in a safe place, but we don’t. When hotels, stores, businesses, government agencies, residential and building owners don’t provide safe sidewalks, walkways and stairs for their guests, shoppers, and tenants, people will fall and injuries will happen.
National and local safety standards exist to prevent hazardous conditions from existing, but some businesses will choose to place profits over safety. Our primary mission at Shim & Chang is to help those injured in slip, trip, and fall cases get compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our second mission is to get the irresponsible property owner to correct dangerous conditions and prevent someone else from getting injured in the future. Only by filing a claim for you, can we get their attention and make our community safer for everyone.
#1: Photograph what caused you to fall (i.e., wet floor, uneven walkway, hidden step-up or step down, missing handrail, spilled liquid, food, drink, sand, gravel, dirt, leaves and debris).
#2: Save your soiled clothes and foot wear (do not wash or wear them again).
#3: Report your fall and injury to the property owner or security, and request that they save all videos of your fall.
#4: Obtain the name, address, and phone number of any witness who saw you fall and what caused you to fall.
#5: Seek medical attention immediately (that day or the next).
#6: Call Shim & Chang after you have received medical treatment but before making a statement to any insurance adjuster or a representative of the property owner. Do not attempt to settle your case without first talking to Shim & Chang or any other lawyer of your choice.
In the last two years, here is a small sampling of the various types of cases and many clients we have helped or are currently helping:
Slip, trip and fall accidents can result in very serious life-long injuries. The lawyers at Shim & Chang, Attorneys at Law possess the knowledge and resources to put together the strongest case for you, so that you have the best chance of being compensated for your losses and damages. Please call us at 808-524-5803 or contact us online for a free initial consultation at our Honolulu office.
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our case and have Shim & Chang to thank for it. Our case was a difficult personal injury case. Never having been a party to a legal matter like this, we had no idea what to expect, but from the beginning, the attorneys explained every step of the process, in terms that we understood. They were professional, responsive, patient, thorough and most importantly, realistic. We were treated with courtesy and respect by both the attorneys and their staff. We highly recommend the firm to anyone looking for exceptional representation on a personal injury case.”
-Beth Stefano, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★
“As a law abiding citizen, I had never envisioned a need for an attorney until I was rear-ended. Searching for an attorney wasn’t a problem for me because I had heard a lot about the law firm of Shim and Chang. Mr. Chang is someone you will immediately feel comfortable with. In a short period of time, my anxieties had lessened because of his calm demeanor. Due to his reputation and years of court experience, my case was resolved in a timely manner and I was extremely happy with my settlement. Thank you, Mr. Chang!”
-Wanda Wong, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★
“I have worked with the Attorneys at Shim & Chang, and have seen the compassion, effectiveness and pride they take with each and every case. They have practiced for over 35 years, and are committed to helping people have suffered personal injuries. I highly highly recommend them to my friends and family.”
-Ikaika Nakoa, 5.0 Rating ★★★★★
"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."
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.
$7 Million medical malpractice settlement.
$6.5 Million settlement.
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…
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…
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…