Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyer

Burk Injury Lawyers is a personal injury firm that represents victims and their families in Hawaii. Since 2004, Christopher D. Burk has worked to help people receive compensation for their losses by holding at-fault parties responsible for their actions. His unwavering commitment to his clients and their best interests is what sets him apart from other injury attorneys in Hawaii.

If you were injured because of another party’s negligence, call Burk Injury Lawyers. Consultations are FREE.

Call: 702-620-2020

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Why Hire Burk Injury Lawyers for Your Personal Injury Case?

Choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim or lawsuit is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make. You need someone who is experienced with handling cases similar to yours, familiar with the court system in Hawaii, and concerned about your best interests and your family’s financial future. You need personal injury attorney Christopher Burk.

With Burk Injury Lawyers on your side, Chris will:

  • Uncover details other lawyers miss. Our law firm will take the time to listen to your story, investigate your case, gather evidence, and identify all parties who may have played a role in causing your injuries.

  • Put your best interests first. While other law firms may routinely settle cases to make a quick buck, Christopher Burk will never ask you to accept a settlement offer that is less than your case is worth.

  • Bring knowledge and experience to the table. With over 15 years of experience handling injury cases like yours, Chris recognizes the unethical tactics insurance companies use, and he knows what it takes to win your case.

  • Protect your right to recovery. Burk Injury Lawyers will handle all communication with the insurance companies, large corporations, and their attorneys, and guide you through the legal system to make sure your right to recover compensation is protected.

Are You Struggling with Medical Debt After Your Accident?

After an accident, victims and their families are left to pick up the pieces. With injuries come frequent and costly medical visits. Severe injuries may require multiple surgeries, each with their own recovery time and follow-up treatment care. While you set out to recover physically and emotionally, the financial strain of medical bills may feel suffocating. Even with health insurance, the immense cost of medical care may fall on your and your family’s shoulders. At some point, you need relief.

With Hawaii personal injury lawyer Christopher Burk on your side, you may be able to recover a substantial amount of compensation to help pay for:

  • Lost wages. You may receive compensation to cover the wages you lost because of your injury. If you took a pay cut or were forced to work fewer hours because of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation to make up the difference as well.
  • Reimbursement for medical care. This includes reimbursement for surgeries, prescriptions, medical treatment, emergency care, mileage to and from injury-related appointments, and doctor’s visits.
  • Compensation for future medical costs. You may also be entitled to compensation for anticipated medical costs due to the accident. This may include costs for in-home nursing care, rehabilitation, and home modifications, such as ramps or stair lifts.
  • Pain and suffering. A financial award may also be available to compensate you for the emotional trauma, physical pain, and other non-economic burdens that your injury has left you to shoulder.

If the at-fault party’s actions were intentional, egregious, or “shocked the conscience,” then the court may award punitive damages. When appropriate, punitive damages serve to penalize wrongdoers for their actions and deter future parties from acting in the same way.

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Our Hawaii Personal Injury Firm Handles a Variety of Claims

Hawaii personal injury attorney Christopher Burk represents victims in a variety of types of personal injury claims, including:

Burk Injury Lawyers has successfully helped victims who experienced these, and other types of serious injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Hospital-acquired diseases and infections
  • Broken legs
  • Shattered hip
  • Fractured elbow
  • Amputation
  • Severe dog bites

Elements of a Hawaii Personal Injury Claim

For your personal injury case to be viable, your attorney must show that the following elements are present:

  • Duty of Care. The at-fault party must have owed you a duty of care; typically, to act as a reasonable person under the circumstances. This includes following all laws, not violating local ordinances, and acting responsibly. For example, hotel owners owe a duty of care to their patrons and people on the premises. This generally requires that they maintain the premises and to put up appropriate signage if the floors are wet.
  • Breach of Duty. Your personal injury lawyer must show that the defendant breached the duty of care that was owed to you. For example, your attorney can provide evidence showing that the hotel did not put up a “Wet Floor” sign at the top of the stairs.
  • Causation. The at-fault party’s breach of duty must have caused your injuries. We may use expert testimony and other evidence to demonstrate that the defendant’s negligence was directly linked to your injuries.
  • Damages. Your personal injury attorney must show that you suffered actual damages (physical, financial, or psychological) because of the injury. Medical records, bills, and statements can help us show that you suffered losses.

FAQs About Personal Injury Claims in Hawaii

Hawaii personal injury lawyer Christopher Burk is here to answer your questions about your personal injury claim. To get you started, here are some common questions about personal injury claims in Hawaii:

In Hawaii, most personal injury lawsuits must be brought within two years after the claim “accrues.” The personal injury lawsuit “timer” begins when you know or should know that you are injured and that the defendant’s actions caused your injury.

Speaking to a personal injury attorney in Hawaii may help you meet any deadlines that apply to your case. If you miss these deadlines, then you may be barred forever from bringing the claim.

Generally speaking, yes. You still may have a valid personal injury claim if you were injured while in Hawaii, regardless if you or the at-fault party were traveling at the time. Under Hawaii law, people are liable for damages to others, and thus, victims can sue if they are injured, while on Hawaii soil. For purposes of your personal injury claim, it doesn’t matter if you live there for a week or indefinitely.

A Hawaii personal injury lawyer can help you navigate Hawaii’s personal injury laws and make sure you are aware of your rights.

In most cases, Hawaii law puts a $375,000 limit on the amount of non-economic damages (e.g., damages for pain and suffering) you can receive for your case. Exceptions may apply, such as if there are multiple defendants or the defendants acted intentionally.

This cap on damages makes it critical for you to have the help that you need to set your claim up for success. Talking with a Hawaii personal injury lawyer may help increase your chances of success.