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Car & Truck Accident Lawyer in Honolulu

The Attention You Need After a Serious Injury

Auto accidents can be incredibly detrimental to you and your family. You do, however, have rights after an accident and may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. It is important you work quickly to protect those rights and the Daniel T. Pagliarini Attorney at Law can help.

As soon as possible after a car or truck accident, you should:

  • Take down the contact information of the involved parties and witnesses
  • Report the accident to police but do not admit guilt
  • Seek medical attention, even if you are not in pain or do not think you have been seriously injured
  • Take pictures of the scene of the crash when it is safe to do so
  • Document and take pictures of your injuries
  • Document how the accident has affected your everyday life
  • Keep a record of lost income, including time off work, a change in duties, or a loss of your job
  • Keep receipts of related expenses, including hospital bills and any repairs to your vehicle
  • Contact our Honolulu personal injury attorney for a free, no-obligation claim review

Fault

Do not assume that you were at fault. Many factors are involved when determining fault, and there may be circumstances involved which you are not aware of.

Elements of fault include:

  • Traffic laws
  • Defective vehicles
  • Defective or faulty traffic signals or signage
  • Driver impairment

If you receive a ticket that does not mean you are at fault. Always talk to an attorney before paying any fines or pleading guilty. You could hurt your case by doing this or open the opportunity for the other driver to sue you.

Insurance

Insurance companies will often try to play on your emotions and offer a quick settlement. They do this in an attempt to pay an amount less than you are entitled to. Call the Daniel T. Pagliarini Attorney at Law and speak with an experienced attorney before accepting any kind of offer. If you accept the offer you give up your right to pursue the matter further.

Insurance companies may also try to get your medical records. Never turn this information over without speaking to an attorney first. Remember that just because they ask for something does not necessarily mean you have to comply. In some cases, you will be required to provide medical records, but giving over too much information can hurt your case.

Sadly, the other driver may not have been insured. If your policy includes “uninsured motorist coverage” then your insurance will cover your injuries if the other driver was at fault. Collision coverage will cover damage to your vehicle no matter who was at fault. If the other driver has no insurance and you have no applicable uninsured motorist coverage you can try to sue them, but even if you win you may never get paid.

If you have or a loved one has been in an auto accident anywhere in Hawaii, call Attorney Daniel Pagliarini, an experienced Honolulu car accident attorney at (808) 400-7248 and schedule your free case evaluation and consultation today.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are much more complicated than regular auto accidents. Multiple parties may be held responsible, multiple insurance companies may be involved, and there are many factors which can determine fault. Because trucks are commercial vehicles, there are many more laws and types of laws which apply to accidents involving trucks than simple auto accidents. With the complexity surrounding trucking accidents, you may have questions you want answered.

There are many elements which must be considered when determining fault in a truck accident including:

  • Trucking regulations
  • Driver skill and training
  • Consecutive hours of driving
  • Internal company policies and expectations which may lead to unsafe practices
  • Type of accident, such as underride accidents
  • Overloaded truck
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Faulty brakes
  • Faulty tires
  • Intoxication

Trucking companies and their insurance companies will have their own dedicated attorneys, sometimes multiple teams of attorneys. Potential evidence in a truck accident is much more extensive than evidence collected in an auto accident. Truckers are required to keep logs, some trucking companies use advanced technology such as GPS to track and record things like speed, location and driving time, and there is information that can be obtained from weigh stations, places of loading and unloading, etc. Trucking companies will not volunteer the evidence needed to prove your case. Only an experienced truck accident attorney in Honolulu knows what evidence and information to look for, and where to find it.

Numerous state and federal laws apply in truck accidents. The trucking industry is heavily regulated and many of the laws that apply to trucking are designed to keep protect motorists, including rules and regulations regarding:

  • Consecutive driving hours
  • Cargo weight limits
  • Inspection schedules
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Driver training
  • Hazardous materials

Some of the laws that apply to trucking are designed to prevent various types of illegal activity such as transporting illegal cargo. These laws can sometimes be applied in accident lawsuits as well.

Truck accidents usually involve multiple responsible parties. This can include:

  • The driver
  • The trucking company
  • The contractor
  • The owner
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Government entities
  • Multiple insurance companies

Due to the complex nature of truck accidents, only experienced truck accident attorneys have the knowledge to effectively pursue a truck accident lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident anywhere in Hawaii, call Attorney Dan Pagliarini, an experienced Honolulu truck accident attorney at (808) 400-7248 to schedule your free case evaluation and consultation today.

What Makes Attorney Dan
Pagliarini Different?

  • Island Values, Aggressive Representation
  • 25+ Years Experience in Injury Law
  • Not Afraid of Litigation
  • Straightforward Communication
  • You Pay Us Nothing Unless We Win
  • Direct Attention from the Attorney