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.
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.
See What Our Clients Say
“Chris works hard to get you the cash and care you deserve. His professional and friendly staff provide excellent support throughout the entire process. Chris supports veterans and made it his personal mission to help me and my family, thank you!”
“After getting knocked off my motorcycle by a careless driver, I knew I needed help. This was my first time being injured in an accident. Chris Burk and his team educated me on the process, kept me informed during my case, and got me way more than I ever expected. I can not thank them enough. If you are looking for a group of professionals that genuinely cares about their clients, will put your best interest first, and will work hard to get what you deserve, then you have found the perfect legal team to represent you.”
“Everyone at Burk Injury Lawyers was great with helping me with my case and keeping me informed on what was going on in the whole process. Chris was super efficient and helpful throughout the whole process. His case manager Mylee was awesome and followed up with me a lot via e-mail and over the phone to let me know how everything on their side was going as well as to see how my treatments were. Thank you Chris and everyone at Burk Injury Law!”
Mr. Burk did an amazing job when it came to my injury case. He even gave me his cell phone number. What other attorney does that? He followed up on a weekly basis, from Dr visits, to just checking on my well-being. I would highly recommend Mr. Burk to family, friends, & colleagues. Thank you again for all your help.
Mr. Burk handled my case with great professionalism and care. With his expertise he was able to save me medical expenses for unnecessary procedures as well as refer me to a great chiropractor. Knowledge and experience can be expected from Chris.
Chris’s passion for his clients and is beyond reproach. My needs were met from start to finish. If I could use one word to describe the experience ‘turnkey’ would best fit. After my accident and subsequent injuries I didn’t know how to approach insurance carriers to discuss my situation. Chris worked with me every step of the way in getting me the appropriate care needed for my injuries, damages and communicated regularly on all aspects of my case.
Chris was able to handle my case with ease. His office is set up so you can scan and email him your information. He took his time and he actually cared about my case! He gave me his personal cell phone and email. He was able to resolve the case quickly and efficiently. Chris and his staff are so easy to work with!
El Sr. Burk hizo un trabajo increíble en lo que respecta a mi caso de lesiones. Incluso me dio su número de teléfono celular. ¿Qué otro abogado hace eso? Él hacía un seguimiento semanal, desde las visitas del Dr., hasta simplemente verificar mi bienestar. Recomiendo encarecidamente al Sr. Burk a familiares, amigos y colegas. Gracias de nuevo por toda tu ayuda.
El Sr. Burk manejó mi caso con gran profesionalismo y cuidado. Con su experiencia, pudo ahorrarme gastos médicos para procedimientos innecesarios y recomendarme a un gran quiropráctico. Se puede esperar conocimiento y experiencia de Chris.
La pasión de Chris por sus clientes y está más allá de cualquier reproche. Mis necesidades fueron satisfechas de principio a fin. Si pudiera usar una palabra para describir la experiencia, “llave en mano” encajaría mejor. Después de mi accidente y lesiones posteriores, no sabía cómo acercarme a las compañías de seguros para discutir mi situación. Chris trabajó conmigo en cada paso del camino para obtener la atención adecuada necesaria para mis lesiones, daños y me comunicó regularmente sobre todos los aspectos de mi caso.
Chris pudo manejar mi caso con facilidad. Su oficina eatá configurada para que pueda escanear y enviarle su información por correo electrónico. ¡Se tomó su tiempo y realmente se preocupó por mi caso! Me dio su teléfono celular y correo electrónico personales. Pudo resolver el caso de manera rápida y eficiente. ¡Es muy fácil trabajar con Chris y su personal!
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:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Premises liability (hotel injuries, e.g.)
- Nursing home abuse
- Wage loss claim
Burk Injury Lawyers has successfully helped victims who experienced these, and other types of serious injuries:
- Hospital-acquired diseases and infections
- Broken legs
- Shattered hip
- Fractured elbow
- 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:
Is there a time limit on when I can bring a personal injury lawsuit 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.
Do I still have a Hawaii personal injury claim if I was on vacation when I was injured?
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.
Does Hawaii have a cap on damages in personal injury cases?
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.