Fatal Car Accidents

Honolulu Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

Helping Families in Hawaii Seek Justice

When a loved one is killed in a car accident, the family is left to deal with the emotional and financial consequences. If the accident was the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, the family may be able to hold the at-fault party liable for the losses they have suffered.

At Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC, we understand the profound pain of losing a loved one in a car accident. While no financial compensation can ever replace your loss, we firmly believe that families should not endure additional financial hardships due to someone else's negligence.

Our skilled fatal car accident lawyer in Hawaii is dedicated to helping you pursue justice and secure fair compensation for the losses you've endured. We recognize that monetary compensation cannot fill the void left by your loved one, but it can help alleviate the financial burdens during this difficult time.

Call (808) 468-6484 or reach out to Law Office of Jon S. Jacobs, LLLC via an online form to schedule a consultation with our firm.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Car Accident?

In Hawaii, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is the only person who can file a wrongful death claim. However, the personal representative is filing the claim on behalf of the deceased person’s family members, so the family members are the ones who will receive the compensation.

Family members who may be eligible to receive compensation in a fatal car accident claim include:

  • Spouse or reciprocal beneficiary
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Anyone who was partially or fully financially dependent on the deceased person at the time of their death
  • Legal representative on behalf of the estate for recovering “reasonable expenses” -- this includes burial and more

What Damages May Be Recovered?

Family members in Hawaii can recover compensation for the following damages in a fatal car accident claim:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of wages or benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of care and companionship

Is There A Limit To File A Fatal Car Accident Claim?

Hawaii enforces a strict two-year statute of limitations for fatal car accident claims. This means you have exactly two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a claim. Failing to do so within this period could result in losing your right to seek compensation.

How a Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Honolulu Can Help

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, the insurance company is not on your side and will do everything they can to pay as little as possible for your claim. That is why it is important to have an experienced car accident attorney on your side.

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