Friday, July 11, 2014

Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Hawaii

Sometimes the negligence of another person can cause the death of a loved one.  This terrible circumstance often brings large medical bills and costs related the death.  Family members are left in the difficult situation of coping with the loss of a loved one and also with paying related costs. 

A wrongful death lawsuit can often be brought by certain family members against the person responsible for the death.  Hawaii law provides for a civil lawsuit to recover the loss you may have experienced from the death of your loved one.  You may be able to recover for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship and pain and suffering the deceased person suffered before dying. 

Every situation is different and the amount recoverable depends on many factors.  Also remember that there is usually a two year time limit within which to file a personal injury wrongful death lawsuit in Hawaii.  Talk to a personal injury lawyer today to evaluate your case. 

Hawaii Revised Statute §663-3 is the statute that allows wrongful death lawsuits. HRS 663-3

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