Get an Injury Lawyer in Hawaii
If you are injured because of a faulty product or structure or are injured due to another
person’s negligence, you can file a personal injury suit to collect damages. The amount of
the compensation depends on the strength of your case and the severity of the injuries you
Personal injury suits commonly arise from vehicular and pedestrian accidents. However,
if you fell off the stairs in an establishment and broke your neck because the stairs were
slippery, you can sue the establishment for damages. Injuries that arise from medical
malpractice or negligence also fall under personal injury although such cases are often
dismissed due to lack of admissible evidence.
Do I need a lawyer?
Depending on the actual facts of your case, it may not be necessary to get a personal injury
lawyer. However, with all that’s at stake in a personal injury case, not hiring a lawyer could
cost you a fair settlement.
Personal injury lawyers often charge contingency fees instead of billing per hour. If you
win the case and are awarded damages, or if the defendant offers a settlement amount
that is agreeable to you, your lawyer will collect a certain percentage from the agreed
amount. If you lose the case, your lawyer will not be paid too. If you do decide to get an
attorney, discuss the rate and the payment arrangement. You want to make sure that the
compensation or settlement amount will cover the actual damages after the legal fees are
How long does it take to settle a personal injury suit?
The fastest way to settle a personal injury case is to settle it outside of court. If you and
the defendant couldn’t agree on an amount and it goes to trial, it can take a few months to
years depending on the actual facts of your case. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to
give you a time frame so you will know what to expect.
Are you suffering from a personal injury? Call Weaver & Associates at (800) 403-6902 to
schedule a free no obligation appointment with our personal injury lawyer in Hawaii now.