Hawaii News reports that a 48-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. Sources indicate that the woman was injured after she lost control of the bike while trying to negotiate an s curve on one of Hawaii's most dangerous roadways, Kaukenohua Highway. Motorcycle accidents can be particiularly dangerous. It is estimated that 80% of all motorcycle accidents involve the rider being injured or killed. 18% of those injured suffer some manner of permanent disability, and 10% experience injuries that leave them paralyzed, such as severed spinal cords and fractured vertebrae.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's a good idea to consult with a dedicated Hawaii personal injury attorney right away. A skilled injury lawyer can begin an accident into all of the factors surruounding a particular incident.
While the accident remains under investigation, several different issues may have led to this serious personal injury event. For example, although driver error may be involved, where other factors increase the likelihood of an injury, it may be possible to recover damages. Examples include the existence of a defective part. In these instances it may be possible to file a product liability lawsuit. If the defect caused the accident you may be able to recover compensation. Further, another issue is roadway negligence. This includes those situations where the design of a roadway or its maintenance (or lack thereof) makes it more likely that an accident may occur. Here the fact that the accident took place while she was driving on an s curve suggests that it's important to investigate the number of similar accidents that may have occurred in this location and whether this particular stretch of roadway is considered unreasonably dangerous. If so, it may possible to recover damages from the governmental body or other entity responsible for designing or maintaining the road.
While often individuals who are in accidents blame themselves or "driver error" an in-depth investigation by a skilled personal injury attorney often reveals additional responsible parties who may be held liable for damages.
For more information or you or someone you love has been injured in a Hawaii personal injury accident, please contact the top Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate investigation.