Honolulu, Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyers
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Law Firm OverviewLeavitt, Yamane, & Soldner is a Honolulu, Hawaii personal injury law firm that represents clients in a wide range of claims. The lawyers of the firm demonstrate an unwavering commitment to providing personalized service that helps clients feel comfortable.
The attorneys of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner work collaboratively in order to achieve the most accurate and comprehensive understanding of each unique matter. With a diverse collective background between the firm's members, the legal team is fully ready to advocate your case in or out of court, regardless of whether you were injured in an auto accident, on unsafe premises, or though any other act of negligence, including medical malpractice.
For more than 40 years the firm has provided residents throughout the greater Honolulu area with the dedicated legal representation necessary for a significant settlement or verdict. Committed to exemplary client service and a welcoming atmosphere, the lawyers of the firm will take care to see that you are as comfortable as possible, so that you will have the chance to relax and focus on recovery while they expertly prepare and present your case.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Auto Accidents and the Uninsured; Passenger Rights; Drunk Driving; Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage; Liability in Car Accidents; Animal Attacks; Injuries to Children; Injuries to Tourists; Governmental Liability; Dog Bites; Anesthesia Malpractice; Contaminated Blood; Prognosis Misdiagnosis.
Areas of Law Description
Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner provides legal representation in the following areas of personal injury:
- Car Accident
Auto accident law is a complex area of litigation, and victims of car accidents can benefit from the guidance and support of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner. If you or a member of your family has been involved in a car accident in Honolulu or anywhere else in Hawaii, our experienced attorneys can help.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries usually result from a sudden impact. Car accidents are Honolulu’s leading cause of traumatic brain injury, followed by falls and physical violence. Other causes can include slip-and-fall accidents, sports activities, and work-related accidents.
- Burn Injury
The skin is the largest organ of the body, the scarring of which can lead to an array of short-term and long-term physical ailments. If you have been the unfortunate victim of light burns, thermal burns, chemical burns, or radiation burns due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation.
- Truck Accidents
No matter what the reason, truck accidents are especially dangerous given their size and weight differences. The result is usually serious injury to a car’s driver and passengers, and the effects can be long lasting. The Hawaii truck accident lawyers at our firm have helped numerous clients find financial relief when they’ve been on the receiving end of a truck accident.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Given our tropical climate, mopeds and motorcycles are some of our more common modes of transportation. Hawaii has more than its share of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents and are more debilitating and cause greater trauma. Oftentimes, victims incur some of the most serious injuries, including catastrophic brain injuries and spinal injuries.
- Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk driving accidents involve many complicating factors. The role of alcohol in the accident can change the case’s legal proceedings from civil to criminal, drawing victims and intoxicated drivers alike into the complex maze of the criminal justice system.
- Pedestrian Accident
Determining fault in a pedestrian accident that causes an injury is a complicated process that hinges primarily on proving the negligence and liability of each party. Drivers, pedestrians, and property owners each have a responsibility to protect the personal safety by regarding crosswalks, traffic controls, oncoming traffic, and premises safety.
- Dog Bites
In Honolulu and elsewhere in Hawaii, dog bite and animal attack victims that have enlisted attorneys can file a claim for the animal’s first attack. The animal’s owner or keeper, the parents of an injured child, and possibly the owner of the property where the attack occurred can face liability laws.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, means a health care provider caused an injury or death to a patient by failing to act in accordance with a reasonable standard of care. Not only are our attorneys possessed of sound legal knowledge, experience, and judgment, but they are also intimately familiar with the health care profession, insurance companies, and medical science.
- Premises Liability
We have successfully represented numerous clients who have sustained serious personal injury or wrongful death resulting from: architectural/ structural design flaws; slip and fall; unsafe condition in the workplace or public areas; environmental safety hazards; improper traffic patterns; falls from equipment; unsafe stairs, elevator, escalators; food-borne illness, improper hygiene and food-handling; failure to provide security.
- Injuries to Children
According to a 2004 report from the Center for Disease Control, approximately 4,895 children died of accident-related injuries. Children are more vulnerable to injury because of their size and slower coordination, and are often victims of caretaker negligence and defective products.
- Injuries to Tourists
Each year, thousands of tourists are drawn to Hawaii’s famous beauty and charm. While many people have the time of their lives visiting our state, occasionally a tourist suffers an injury serious enough to require legal representation. In order to protect the viability of your case and achieve a timely settlement for your injury, seeking counsel from our Honolulu-based Hawaii tourist injury lawyers from the beginning is absolutely essential.
- Governmental Liability
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident because of an unsafe road condition or as a result of a government employee’s negligent or reckless actions, it may be possible to file a civil claim against the City, County, or State of Hawaii.
- Hawaii Association of Justice
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Board of Trial Advocates
Mr. James T. Leavitt
Car Accident, Personal Injury
Mr. Woody Soldner
Brain Injury, Personal Injury
Mr. John D. Yamane
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