Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, and when their death is the result of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, the pain can be even more profound. Our legal team is not only experienced but also compassionate and dedicated to your cause. We will tirelessly pursue justice on behalf of your loved one and your family.

If you’re dealing with the loss of a family member due to wrongful death, our law firm is here to guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and seek the justice and compensation your loved one deserves. While we can’t erase the pain you’re experiencing, we can work to secure the compensation you need to ease the financial burden and provide a sense of closure.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another party. In such cases, surviving family members may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Hawaiʻi, the following individuals are typically eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Other dependents
  • Legal representative
Compensation for Wrongful Death

In a wrongful death case, compensation, also known as damages, can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills related to the deceased’s final injury or illness
  • Loss of financial support and future income
  • Loss of companionship and emotional support
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their passing

A successful wrongful death claim can provide financial support to help ease the burden of medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. Compensation may also cover intangible losses such as emotional pain, loss of companionship, and mental anguish.

Time Limit for Filing a Claim

It’s important to act promptly in a wrongful death case. The earlier we begin building your case, the better we can preserve evidence and secure witness statements. There is also a limited time frame, known as the statute of limitations, within which you can file a claim. Hawaiʻi law requires that you file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date of an individual’s death, with limited exceptions. It’s essential to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to ensure your case is filed within the specified time limit.

Why Choose Us
  1. Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll of losing a loved one. Our team is here to provide empathetic support during this challenging time.
  2. Expertise: Our experienced wrongful death attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling complex cases and securing fair compensation for grieving families.
  3. Dedicated Advocacy: We are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of your loved one, holding negligent parties accountable, and seeking the closure your family deserves.

If you’ve lost a family member due to wrongful death, you don’t have to navigate this difficult journey alone. Our legal team is here to provide guidance, support, and aggressive representation to help you achieve justice and financial relief. Contact us today for a compassionate consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.

Related Areas of Practice

In addition to wrongful death cases, our experienced attorneys have handled other cases involving:

  • Hit-and-Run Lawsuit
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip-and-Fall
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wildfire Litigation
  • Workplace Injuries

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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