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.
Suffering an injury while you are on vacation far away from home, not only ruins your trip but also adds a truckload of worries and inconveniences just trying to get medical help and get back home again.
For over 40 years, Shim & Chang has been helping tourists with their legal claims. We try to make a difficult situation as easy as possible. If you are unable to come to our office, we will come to you. We can visit you in the hospital or your hotel room to answer all your legal questions and to begin providing you with effective long-distance representation. We want you to focus on getting better and to leave your legal worries to us.
The most common accidents we see are slip, trip, and falls. Uneven and slippery walkways in unfamiliar restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels and resorts, can catch an unsuspecting visitor by surprise and lead to a fall with serious consequences. For more information on these types of accidents and what to do if you have one, click to our slip and fall accident section.
To make the most of their vacation, many tourists sign up for adventure-type activities, such as zip-lining, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and helicopter tours. However, not all of these recreational activity companies follow or take all the necessary safety precautions to protect their customers. As a result, we have represented tourists and their families who have been seriously injured or even killed in:
Our clients have hailed from all over the globe, including the mainland USA, Asia, and Europe. If necessary, we will hire interpreters to help us communicate with you.
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."
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.
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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…
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…