According to statistics compiled by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, over 10,000 traffic accidents occur each year on Hawaii roads and highways, causing thousands of injuries and over 100 deaths every year due primarily to the negligence or reckless misconduct of other drivers. The attorneys at Rosenberg McKay Hoffman help victims of car accidents recover compensation for the damages caused to them by these negligent or reckless drivers.
If you are injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you are entitled to obtain compensation for your damages, including property damage and medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, obtaining this compensation is not always a simple or straightforward matter. As the injured plaintiff, you must be able to prove to a jury that the defendant caused the accident and your injuries, and you must be able to justify the costs associated with the accident. At Rosenberg McKay Hoffman, we thoroughly investigate and prepare your case and are ready to aggressively and persuasively litigate the matter in court, should the other party's insurance company fail to settle for an appropriate amount.
Fighting the Insurance Company
Although your claim is against the negligent driver, in most cases the driver will be represented by his or her insurance company. This means that you will be dealing with professional insurance adjustors and insurance defense lawyers, whose job is to limit the liability of the insurer as much as possible. Your claim may be denied or vigorously defended, or you may be given a settlement offer which is far below the true value of your claim. Unless you are represented by an experienced personal injury attorney or are yourself a professional in the field of automobile insurance, you are vulnerable to accepting too little for your claim or waiving important legal rights.
This is true even where you are struck by an uninsured motorist and have made a claim against your own insurance company. Your insurance company is in an adversarial relationship to you in this instance, and the attorneys and adjustors are not likely to offer the full of your claim if you are not represented by experienced legal counsel. Some insurers will even try to cancel your coverage before being forced to pay a high-dollar claim. Whether the carrier is acting unreasonably in bad faith or merely offering a "lowball" figure to settle your claim, being represented by an experienced personal injury trial attorney is critical to not being taken advantage of and receiving the compensation you need and deserve.
Secure Aggressive Legal Representation
At Rosenberg McKay Hoffman, we are prepared to litigate your car accident all the way to a jury verdict. Based on our willingness and ability to go to court, along with our record of success, insurance companies are more likely to engage in negotiations that will yield a successful result, without the need for a trial. This means that you get your recovery sooner, without having to endure a trial. Either way, we will represent your interests and seek a recovery that compensates you for all your legal damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident on the island of Oahu or throughout Hawaii, contact Rosenberg McKay Hoffman for a free consultation.