Representing Visitors To Hawaii
Whether you were in Hawaii on vacation or for a work function, you most likely did not plan on getting into an auto accident or another serious accident while here. And you probably realize that there are additional challenges involved with handling a legal case in one state while living in another state a long distance away.
At Nathan P. Roehrig, Attorney at Law, I represent clients from all over the world in auto accident and other personal injury claims in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii. I have nearly 20 years of legal experience, and I take a particular focus on representing clients from other states who were injured while visiting Hawaii. I do everything I can to streamline the process and get you the compensation you deserve as efficiently and as painlessly as possible.
Challenges Dealing With Legal Matters From Out Of State
Being part of a lawsuit while living in another state can be extremely challenging. If there are any depositions involved (and there usually are), you will have to come back to Hawaii to give your statements, and you will likely have to be here to appear at trial.
However, the good news is that you don’t have to be here for everything. Most of the important work can be handled through emails, calls and other technology.
I have a wealth of experience representing out-of-state clients in all types of legal matters, and I have set up my practice specifically to accommodate non-Hawaiian clients. Although it can be a challenge, I will make it as simple and smooth as possible for you.
Unique Aspects Of Hawaiian Law
In motor vehicle accidents, there are some unique legal quirks that you should know about. The most important of these involves limitations on recovery for accident victims:
- Before making a claim, an accident victim needs to have injuries and damages that exceed $5,000 in no-fault insurance benefits.
- There is a limit of $375,000 for pain and suffering damage awards, and this type of damage compensation only comes into play when a case goes to trial.
- There is a statute of limitations of two years on auto accident claims. If you fail to bring a personal injury claim within two years of the accident, you will not be able to bring the claim at all.
This last point on the statute of limitations is particularly important. With the stress of an accident while on vacation or visiting for work purposes, it is easy to get caught up in the demands of life and miss this essential deadline.
Do Not Wait To Call An Attorney
Call me right away so we can get your case started. In addition to the statute of limitations, it is extremely helpful to get to the accident scene and obtain witness testimony as soon as possible. Call me at 808-900-7471 or fill out the online contact form today to get your case started.