Hawaii News Now reports that Kauai police continue to investigate a fatal traffic accident that killed a pedestrian on the Kaumakani Highway. According to sources, the victim was initially struck by a vehicle just east of the Kaumakani Post Office, then struck a second by a police officer responding to the accident. The victim was taken to the Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, it is important to consult with an experienced Hawaii personal injury attorney right away. Having someone on your side, representing your interests and rights is critical.
Often when tragic accidents occur, insurance companies will be quick to offer a settlement, and grieving families question the need to retain an attorney. However, statistics should that people who settle directly with insurance companies receive less than they otherwise would if a skilled Hawaii personal injury attorney was involved, representing their interests and ensuring the family receives all the compensation they are rightfully entitled to. Where a catastrophic injury occurs, the medical costs and future costs of rehabilitation, as well as lost wages, may not be readily apparent. It is important to involve an experienced accident attorney who can perform an investigation, properly document a claim and go to work to locate any negligent parties to ensure you recover all the compensation you deserve.
For more information concerning the benefits of retaining an attorney if you or a loved one has been injured in a Hawaii traffic accident, please contact the dedicated and compassionate Hawaii personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.