A person's poor decisions can sometimes lead to another person's death. The person who died cannot act to recover for injuries and seek justice in civil courts in Hawaii.
The victim's family, however, can pursue a wrongful death action. In a wrongful death case, the deceased person's loved ones may seek to recover money damages for that person's death, including hospital bills, funeral and burial expenses and loss of support.
Depending on the jurisdiction and circumstances, the loved ones may also be able to recover for loss of consortium in a wrongful death action brought in or near Hawaii.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.
The HJA provides assistance to lawyers representing plaintiffs and educates the public about civil justice issues in consumer's rights, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other areas.
Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii - For more than 35 years, the Hawaii State Bar Association in Honolulu, HI, has sponsored a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). The LRIS is the only lawyer referral service in the state. The Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii can refer you to a local attorney who is experienced in a particular type of legal practice. Attorneys throughout the State of Hawaii participate in this public service including attorneys in Oahu, Kauai, Maui, West-Hawaii, or East-Hawaii.