Hawaii News reports that A Waikele woman has died following a car accident on the H-1 freeway. According to initial investigations, the accident occurred when the woman drove her vehicle over a guardrail. The victim's car hit another vehicle, which had been travelling in the should lane, spinning it around and causing it to roll over the rail, and flip over down an embankment before coming to a rest. It is unclear what precipitated the accident, but initial reports indicate that alcohol was not a factor.
If you or a loved one has been in a Hawaii car accident, consulting with an experienced Hawaii accident lawyer is important to determine your legal rights and help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Many times, the reason a particular accident occurs isn't immediately apparent. It is not until an extensive investigation is completed that the true "cause" of an incident is known. It is important that you have someone on your side, representing your interests and making sure that the facts that support your case are discovered.
For example, in a single car accident several causes other than "driver error" may be to blame. The car might have defective tires or other flawed equipment that created a situation where an accident was likely to occur. In these situations, it may be possible to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective auto part, the distributer of the part, or other third party. Alternatively, the roadway may be designed in such a fashion that makes accidents more likely. This may include the placement of guardrails, the existence of shoulders, or the maintenance of the road itself. Each of these factors should be evaluated whenever an injury accident occurs.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a Hawaii car accident, we urge you to contact the experienced Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.