Medical malpractice has become a major issue in Hawaii and the rest of the country. Studies show it is responsible for 10 percent of deaths on an annual basis, and people are looking for reasons as to why and how they can be prevented.
After Amtrak's fateful accident on Monday, people in Honolulu and all over the country are wondering if the company is liable for the injuries and deaths that resulted. The derailment took place in the early morning hours, during a busy rush hour. Not only were train passengers affected, but people in vehicles were also involved, whether due to injuries or chaos on the road.
FindLaw offers tips for drivers involved in accidents on Hawaii's highways. In the aftermath of a collision, motorists often find themselves dazed and disoriented. If this happens to you, having a plan of action will guide your next steps.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving accidents claim roughly nine lives every single day in the U.S. On an annual basis, thousands of lives are lost as a result of distracted driving. In fact, 2015 saw 3,477 lives lost to distracted driving, a reminder of how serious this problem is. Distractions such as cell phone use pose a serious threat to the lives of pedestrians and all other drivers on the road. However, they are especially dangerous for those who ride a motorcycle.
You likely remember exactly what you were doing the day you got the phone call that changed the rest of your life. When a Hawaii police officer on the other end of the line informed you that your loved one had been in a terrible collision, terror may have filled you. After later learning that your beloved family member had not survived the accident, you found yourself wanting answers to what felt like hundreds of questions.