BY BUCK QUAYLE
A Maui personal injury lawyer might be necessary more often than most people would think. A little research shows that in Hawaii injuries kill more than 500 people each year. Injuries also hospitalize more than 7,000 people each year. And, to complete, injuries also hurt more than 160,000 people each year.
When your injury was caused by someone else, who doesn't want to pay for it, or kills a family member, then you may often be much better off hiring a professional to take the legal steps for you. That's were your Maui personal injury lawyer comes in.
He or she knows the legal system, the rules, the people, the language, the expert witnesses. The entire complicated system in which the untrained would be totally lost. That's you and me.
Here, accident lawyer William Lawson, gives an interesting account of the Hawaiian legal system and why you might need legal help.
When the wing falls off your plane, the scuba tank runs out of air, the surfer hits you and your 9'2" ole hits the rocks and breaks in two, the dog bites you, the doctor thinks your heart attack is only heartburn, the mast on your rental sailboat snaps off, the breaks on your bike fail going down Haleakala ... well ... here's a list from AttorneyPages.com.
I know and have interviewed one or more of these lawyers. You'll see the quotes on this site. But I would never recommend them. For all I know they'll take you for a ride. You may not sue me. Your choices are your own. I am not responsible. This is not even advice.
Here's the listing for Maui County personal injury lawyers:
Philip H. Lowenthal A Law Corporation, 33 N Market St Ste 101, Wailuku, Maui. Timothy P. McNutty A Law Corporation, 1993 South Kihei Road, Maui. Bonnie E. McFadden, Attorney at Law, Andrade Building, 8 Aewa Place, Makawao, Maui. Cahill & O'Neil, John O'Neil, 2233 W Vineyard St Ste D, Wailuku, Maui. Bill Lawson, Attorney at Law, William H. Lawson, 1188 Bishop St, Suite 2902, Honolulu, Hawaii.
There are others, of course, and if you'd like to be listed please contact me.
As far as I know, the first consulations from those listed will be free. Most cases will be on a contingency fee basis. That means no recovery-no fee. If they don't win the case, you don't pay. On the other hand, if they win for you, you may have to pay them up to 1/3 of the money received. Ask first.
Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park