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What Causes Hawaii’s Wrongful Death

31 August

If you lost a loved one unexpectedly at the fault of some party, to Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. of Hawaii understand that there is no way to truly compensate for losing a life. There is nothing a person, business, or corporation can do that will ever take the pain away from losing a loved one. There is, however, a way to attain monetary compensation to assist during this tragic time in your life. If you or a loved one has experienced a loss of life due to some person’s negligence or intent, reach out to Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. of Hawaii to help you create a wrongful death civil suit. They are experts in the field to help you carry the burden of finding restitution for the loss of precious life.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a civil suit that seeks monetary compensation for a loss of life “ by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of any person”. Wrongful death can be seen as an alternative to a criminal action. It can also be filed alongside a criminal case or in reaction to a criminal case. Here are some examples of wrongful death cases:

  • Jasmine Fry was a young woman who arrived in Oahu to audition for a theatrical show, Stomp. Fry was found disoriented on a rooftop in her bikini. In attempts to get off the roof, Fry fell into an exhaust vent. Workers, upon finding her, did not think to call for help or turn off the stoves that were feeding hot into the vents. This caused her to slowly cook to death as it was two hours before they retrieved her body.
  • Kylee Lawelawe, 17, was found dead outside a bar due to alcohol and drug overdose. The wrongful death suit is being brought against the bar for gross negligence and intentionally disregarding Lawelawe’s health as there is incriminating evidence that the bar was aware of her being underage and consistently served her alcohol.

Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. of Hawaii can help you discern your wrongful death case. Here are other examples, not exhaustive, of types of wrongful death:

  • Car accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Medical malpractice
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Defective products
  • Aviation accidents
  • Intentional wronging
  • Assault and battery
  • Accidents at work
  • Pedestrian accidents

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Hawaii this a limit as to who can file this kind of claim. For example, surviving spouse, someone of immediate familial relation, or anyone who is financially dependent on the deceased person. Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. of Hawaii can help you navigate who is best to represent your loved one.

What do I do now?

Losing a loved one is a gut-wrenching experience. When it comes naturally or without the fault of someone else, one can reconcile the emotional or monetary damages by relying on others for support and love. However, if your loved one suffered an untimely death due to the actions or lack of actions from some party do the right thing and find justice for your loved one. Call 808-800-2445 or click Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. of Hawaii to be your wrongful death attorneys. They are ready to accept the burden of finding justice for your loved one.

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While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with an attorney, please contact us.

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