Hawaii Truck Accident Lawyer
Seeking Compensation After a Commercial Truck Accident
Hawaii, like many states, has special rules and regulations for trucks. This is because commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers can be massive machines that pose increased risks of injury and death in motor vehicle accidents.
According to NHTSA, approximately 450,000 accidents involving trucks occur every year, resulting in numerous injuries and over 5,000 deaths. Of these deaths, only 15% are truck drivers. 72% are other innocent motorists, or their passengers. And 13% are motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
More Than $1 Billion Recovered for Clients
At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we know truck accidents can be devastating for victims and families. Injuries are frequently very severe and can create substantial physical, financial, and emotional setbacks.
Backed by decades of experience, our award-winning Hawaii truck accident attorneys help victims pursue a financial recovery of their damages, which can include past and future medical care, physical therapy, lost wages and future earnings, and pain and suffering. We’re trusted by families across the Islands and the U.S. because:
- We have won over $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
- We’re a U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Rated Injury and Malpractice Firm.
- Our team has won record results in Hawaii, Colorado, California and Washington.
Learn more about your rights after a trucking accident in Hawaii and how nationally recognized lawyers may be able to help. Contact us for a FREE consultation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Nearly one-fifth of all truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence, including:
- Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving with a trailer that has been overloaded
- Driving with cargo that has not been adequately secured
Truck drivers who cause accidents because of their negligence can be held financially responsible for the injuries sustained by victims. Trucking companies can also be held responsible for negligence, including being held vicariously liable for injuries caused by their truck drivers and for injuries caused by their own negligence. This may include:
- Negligent hiring or retention of unfit drivers
- Failure to adequately maintain trucks
- Improper loading or cargo securement
- Hours-of-Service violations
Truckers and commercial trucking operators are subject to numerous rules and regulations. Our attorneys know these regulations, how to investigate trucking collisions, and how to help victims pursue the financial recovery they deserve. This includes compensation for:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or disfigurement
- Lost past and future wages
Contact our Hawaii truck accident attorneys for a FREE case review.
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