Hawaii Personal Injury Resources

Hawaii joined the United States in 1959, and it is the most recent state to join the US. The only state that is made up entirely of islands, Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean, far from the rest of the country. Hawaii is a popular destination for tourists because of its warm tropical climate, many beaches, volcanoes and oceanic surroundings. Hawaii has a special personal injury system for car accidents, called no-fault insurance, which requires purchasing personal insurance protection. Under this system, drivers are reimbursed for their injuries by their insurance companies whether they are at fault or not.

Hawaii has an estimated population of 1,392,313 and, in 2010, had a total of 12,998 civil incoming cases. This is 953 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 1,201 are tort cases, tried in the Circuit court. The tort trend in Hawaii seems to be steadily decreasing.

Like the rest of the country, in Hawaii, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Resources

State of Hawaii: http://www.ehawaii.gov/
Official Portal of Hawaii: http://portal.ehawaii.gov/
Hawaii Legislature Online: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
Hawaii Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://portal.ehawaii.gov/government/
Hawaii Department of the Attorney General: http://ag.hawaii.gov
Honolulu County Official Website: http://www.honolulu.gov/

Hawaii Court Resources

Hawaii Courts Online: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/
Links for Hawaii Courts: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/courts/courts.html
Hawaii Office of Court Administration: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/general_information/contact/administrative_offices_of_the_courts.html
Supreme Court of Hawaii: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/courts/supreme/hawaii_supreme_court.html
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Hawaii Legal Associates

State Bar of Hawaii: http://www.hsba.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Honolulu County Bar Association: http://www.hsba.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Hawaii Legal Resources

Personal Injury in Hawaii: research.lawyers.com/Hawaii/Personal-Injury-in-Hawaii.html
Hawaii Legal Resources: http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/states/us-hi.php
Hawaii Constitution: http://hawaii.gov/lrb/con/
Hawaii Legislature and Statutes Online: http://hawaii.gov/lrb/
Hawaii Rules of Evidence: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/histatutes/4/33/626/RULES
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Hawaii Public Records finder: http://www.freeprf.com/hawaii.html
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com