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Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Hawaii

We’ve Won Over $1 Billion for Clients

Drunk drivers put everyone at risk. Thousands of people across the country are injured or killed every year in alcohol related accidents and Hawaii has strict laws to prevent this behavior.

When you or a family member have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, our award-winning Hawaii attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP may be able to help you seek a financial recovery from the negligent driver.

A successful drunk driving case depends on thorough preparation and gathering documentation of the costs of your accident. These range from the expense of medical treatment and bills for repairing damage to your vehicle to lost wages during your recovery and any future losses you are likely to incur. Victims can also recover compensation for their physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Driving Driving Accident Lawsuits

Drunk driving is a crime and although intoxicated motorists can be charged in criminal court, those cases will not provide compensation for all a victim’s losses. To recover damages, you must pursue a civil claim against the drunk driver and / or their employer if they were driving at the time.

Some key differences:

  • Civil claims are handled in a separate justice system and are unrelated to any criminal case.
  • Civil suits require victims to prove their claims using a burden of proof that is easier to meet than that used in criminal cases (beyond a reasonable doubt).
  • In most civil suits, defendants are represented by their insurance companies.
  • Civil claims can be resolved through out-of-court settlements.

How a Hawaii Car Accident Attorney Can Help

Bostwick & Peterson LLP is one of the top injury firms in Hawaii:

  • We have collected over $1 billion for our clients.
  • Our attorneys are named to The Best Lawyers in America.
  • We have won record recoveries in multiple states.

We understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your family and it is our mission to see that you don't have to carry the burden of your accident any longer than necessary.

We have represented numerous victims of drunk drivers and we take pride in helping to battle against such reckless criminal behavior. You will improve your chances of a successful settlement if you come in today to get started on your case, so that we can help you gather the documentation, testimony and evidence that will support your claim.

Contact a Hawaii drunk driving accident attorney to get started on your claim for damages.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.


Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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