Motor Vehicle Accidents

Unexpected danger on the roadways can change lives in an instant. In 2021, according to data from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation (HIDOT), our community suffered


Traffic Fatalities, including:


Alcohol-impaired Driving Fatalities


Speeding-related Fatalities


Motorcycle Fatalities


Pedestrian Fatalities


Bicycle Fatalities

In addition, HIDOT reported


Serious Injuries

such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, disability, and worse.

When a car accident happens, we know you want to focus on your health and your family first. As experienced lawyers, Miyashita & O’Steen will work with the insurance companies and pursue your legal rights so that you can take care of what’s most important. Whether you have been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist, we will seek compensation, justice, and accountability for you.

Related Areas of Practice

In addition to car accidents, our experienced attorneys have handled other cases involving:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • No-Fault Benefits
  • Pothole/Road Damage Accidents
  • Reckless Driving
  • Rideshare/Uber/Lyft Accidents
  • Self-Driving Car Accidents
  • Sudden Acceleration Defects
  • Tractor-Trailer Crashes
  • Truck Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorist Coverage
  • Weather-Related Accidents
What to Do After a Car Accident

Immediately after a car accident, the most important thing is to make sure that you and those involved are able to get to a safe and secure area until emergency responders arrive. To report the accident and ensure that help is on its way, call 911 or direct someone to do so for you.

Additionally, it can be helpful to obtain contact information from those involved and witnesses, as well as insurance information. If you are in a safe area to do so, it can be helpful for preservation of evidence to take photographs of the damage to any vehicles and property involved as well as injuries.

How You Can Make the Roadways Safer

We encourage everyone in our community to take action to make the roadways safer. That means:

  • DO follow the rules of the road.
  • DON’T drive while impaired.
  • DO keep your distance and practice defensive driving.
  • DON’T drive aggressively.
  • DO maintain your car in a safe condition.
  • DON’T use your cell phone while driving.
  • DO take a rideshare when you are not fit to drive.
  • DON’T drive while mentally, physically, or emotionally distracted.
  • DO pay attention to changing conditions on the roads.

Miyashita & O’Steen’s personal injury attorneys serve and operate in all counties and islands in Hawaiʻi. Whether you have been injured in Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Lihue, Pearl City, Waimea, or Waipahu, or somewhere in between, our attorneys are here for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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