Personal Injury Overview
The AV-Preeminent rated law firm Edmunds Verga & Omonaka represents injured plaintiffs and their families throughout Oahu and the State of Hawaii in personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible to recover economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and future earnings, and non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering.
We handle personal injury claims arising from:
In 2001, the Department of Transportation reported that there were 10,848 major traffic crashes in Hawaii, injuring 8,620 people and damaging 4,590 cars and other property. Although Hawaii's no-fault insurance system bars lawsuits in most car accidents, you may be able to recover compensation for severe injuries or for property damages. For additional information on the services we offer in this area, and on Hawaii's "no-fault" insurance laws, please see the auto accidents page.
Premises Liability/ Building Security
If you have been harmed due to a defective or dangerous property condition, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Property owners and occupiers have a duty to protect others from an unreasonable risk of harm caused by a condition on their property, and must either take steps to eliminate unreasonable risks or adequately warn others of any risks. Premises liability cases may involve anything from a defendant's failure to maintain a property, resulting in a slip and fall, or to take adequate building security precautions to prevent against possible assaults. In one case, our firm represented the family of a victim who had been raped and murdered by the very security guard who had been hired to protect the property. We achieved a multimillion dollar settlement award to help compensate for their tragic loss.
Maritime & Boating Injuries
According to the Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, there are approximately 7,000 boating accidents reported each year, involving nearly 1,000 fatalities and $25 million in property damage. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating or maritime accident due to the negligence of another, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss. Maritime litigation can be quite complex, involving many different individuals, companies, and even estates, so it is important to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the litigation process. At Edmunds Verga & Omonaka, our attorneys have extensive experience in a range of boating accident litigation, including a case where a privately-owned ship chartered to do oceanographic research by the University of California, the University of Hawaii, and a Research Corporation, was lost at sea. We represented the survivors and the estates of two deceased researchers, and successfully obtained a substantial settlement.
Seek Aggressive Representation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, it is important to act swiftly by contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, or you risk missing the statutory deadline within which your lawsuit must be filed. Contact Edmunds Verga & Omonaka today to schedule a free initial consultation.