Hawaii News reports that the parents of a woman killed earlier this spring in an accident at a Honolulu farmers market have filed a negligence lawsuit. The young woman was killed when she was struck by a delivery truck from Mao Organic Farms. The lawsuit was filed against the truck driver and the farm.
Negligence lawsuits cover a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death scenarios and are based on the harm caused careless or reckless conduct of another. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured as the result of another's negligence, speaking to an experienced Hawaii negligence attorney is a good idea in order to understand your rights and determine your next steps.
Generally, negligence lawsuits are based on the premise that an individual, company or other entity has a duty to take "reasonable care" in their actions. When the party fails to take "reasonable care," and someone is harmed as the result, that party may be found liable and responsible to pay damages to compensate the individual and his or her family for that harm.
Damages may include such costs as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
Allegations of negligence are common in many personal injury lawsuits, such as those involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and slip and fall cases.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident that was caused by negligence, a Hawaii personal injury lawyer at Bostwick & Peterson is available to review your case and provide you with professional legal representation in your pursuit of damages. At our firm, we are devoted to helping those who have been wrongfully injured or made ill by the negligence or carelessness of a third party. For more information, please call our experienced team of Hawaii negligence attorneys right away for a confidential consultation.