Frequently Asked Questions
I was in a car accident. How do I file an injury lawsuit in Maui?
Hawaii is a no-fault state. “No fault” means that when you are in a car accident, medical bills are paid quickly by your own car insurance company, regardless of who is at fault. However, damage to your automobile or property, unlike bodily injuries, is the responsibility of the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Additionally, if medical bills exceed $5,000, you can file a lawsuit against the other driver or make a claim against their insurance to be compensated for all of your damages.
I was in an accident and need to take time off work and I have medical expenses. What do I need to do to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit to receive compensation?
If you have been injured on Maui, personal injury claims or lawsuits can be filed through an attorney to start the process immediately after your injury. The attorneys at Ranken & Drewyer, L.L.C. file claims, gather police and medical reports, hire investigative professionals as needed, and negotiate with insurers and other parties. If necessary, we represent you in injury litigation in a Maui court of law to get you compensation.
I am vacationing in Maui, but have been injured in an accident. Can I file a personal injury lawsuit in Maui?
Even though you are not a resident of Maui, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed for automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, or slip and fall accidents. If a claim is established, you can receive compensation for medical expenses and bodily injuries with the assistance of a law firm whose lawyers are educated and experienced in negotiating and litigating personal injury lawsuits in Maui.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
If you suspect a family member has died due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party, immediate family members (spouses, children, and parents) may file a civil action. Damages may be awarded for family members through a Maui personal injury law suit.
How long do I have to file a personal injury law suit in Maui
The statute of limitations for filing Maui personal injury lawsuits is 2 years in almost all cases. In auto accident cases, it is extended until two years from the last date that your own auto insurance makes a payment for your medical bills.
- Personal Injury: 2 years
- Fraud: 2 years
- Libel / Slander / Defamation: 2 years
- Injury to Personal Property: 2 years
- Product Liability: 2 year