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Skilled Attorneys in Honolulu Providing Long-Distance Representation to Tourists

Sustaining an injury while on vacation is always a troubling experience, especially if you are seriously injured and far from home. Shim & Chang has helped tourists file personal injury and wrongful death claims in Hawaii for more than 30 years. We strive to make a difficult situation as easy as possible for our clients by providing effective long-distance representation.

Tourist Accidents in Hawaii

Many people are adventurous while on vacation, particularly in Hawaii where the coastline, ocean, and mountainous terrain provide numerous opportunities for visitors to explore and experience new things. Property owners, tour companies and/or government entities, must ensure that visitors are safe while participating in most activities on the Islands. Unfortunately, however, accidents do happen when parties offering services to visitors fail to protect tourists from risks and dangers. Tourist accidents may involve:

  • Ocean accidents, including injuries sustained while snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Surfing accidents caused by lack of instruction or inattentive instruction
  • Pool accidents resulting from poorly maintained or dangerously designed swimming pools
  • Swimming and drowning accidents attributable to inattentive lifeguards
  • Maritime and boating accidents, including parasailing and deep sea fishing accidents
  • Helicopter tour accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents at resorts, stores, restaurants, and other attractions frequented by tourists
  • Injuries sustained on tour buses
  • Driving rented cars on unfamiliar roads

Shim & Chang has represented clients from the mainland USA, Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam who were injured while on vacation in Hawaii. We can help you answer urgent questions, such as how and where you can receive treatment, and also provide the legal representation you need if your claim is best handled through the Hawaii court system.

Talk to Honolulu Attorney if You Were Hurt on Vacation in Hawaii

For decades, Shim & Chang has effectively provided long-distance representation to tourists who were injured while vacationing in Hawaii. We have handled almost every type of accident claim possible, which means visitors who seek our services can be confident that we will be able to provide meaningful advice and counsel no matter the circumstances of your case. Wherever you live in the world, if you or a loved one was hurt while visiting any of the Hawaiian Islands, please contact Shim & Chang in Honolulu for a free initial consultation. We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

  • "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.

Reviews and Ratings
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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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    Kimberly Kau

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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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    Dean N

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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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    My experience with this team has been exceptional! From the very first meeting they were nothing but professional. I highly recommend them for any personal injury litigation or mediation. Thank you Mr. Chang!

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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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