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A new case from the Hawaii Supreme Court recognizes personal injury claims for a viable fetus. This new approach seems consistent with a judicial approach to unborn children that life begins at viability. Castro v. Melchor, SCWC-12-0000753 (March 13, 2018).




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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, here at Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii we can help you to recover your life back together again. Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii concentrates in handling serious maritime personal injury and death claims—claims for damages arising out of the wrongful conduct of others.

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Here at Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii free consultations are provided to evaluate critical maritime injury and wrongful death cases. Most cases are handled by Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii on a contingency fee, so "No recovery--No fee." If Accident Lawyer Hawaii agrees to handle your case on a contingency fee, there will be no fee unless we win.

After a maritime accident it is usually very important Hawaii to preserve whatever evidence is available regarding the accident. This usually involves preserving some evidence and photographing evidence that may for some reason be perishable or subject to change. It also involves locating and interviewing witnesses to the maritime accident before memories fade. A further discussion of these issues can be found at:

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Every type of claim has a deadline for filing the claim in court. None more so than maritime claims. These differ from claim to claim - the deadlines given on this website are those generally applicable in the state of Hawaii- since Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii is located in Hawaii. This deadline is known as the Statute of Limitations. After the passage of this period of time, the claims will usually be lost - regardless of their merits. Because of these deadlines, you should act promptly to contact Accident-Lawyer-Hawaii on any claims which you may wish to pursue.

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A. General Principles

B. Other Remedies

1. Traditional Maritime

2. Federal Law Remedies

3 Remedies by State Law

C. Foreign Involvement

1. In General

2. Place of Injury

3. Flag or Ownership
of Vessel

a. In General

b. Foreign Ownership

c. Foreign Vessels
with American Interests

4. Nationality of Seaman

5. Other Factors


A. Seamen

1. General Principles

a. In General

b. Status as Seaman

2. "Vessel in Navigation"

a. In General

b. Status of Vessel

c. Particular Vessels

3. Particular Seamen

B. Representatives of


A. In General

B. Particular Entities
as Employers

C. In Course of


A. In General

B. Vicarious Liability

1. In General

2 Particular Acts of Crew

C. Circumstances of

1. Assault

a. In General

b. Assaults Among Crew
& Officers

2. Improper Supervision

a. In General

b. Particular Acts

3. Medical Care

4. Particular Properties
of Vessel & Dock

5. Other Circumstances


A. Seaman's Conduct

1. Comparative

2. Assumption of Risk

3. Particular

B. Release

C. Limitations of Actions

1. Statutory Limitations

2. Laches

D. Collateral Estoppel
& Res Judicata

E. Limitation of Liability

F. Other Defenses


A. In General

B. Damages for Injury

1. Elements of Damages

2 Award Deductions

C. Wrongful Death

1. Elements of Damages

2. Computation of Award


A. State Court Actions

B. Jurisdiction

1. In General

2. Bases of Jurisdiction

C. Venue

1. In General

2. Bases of Venue

3 Forum Non Conveniens

D. Election of Remedies

1. In General

2. Particular Remedies

E. Institution of Action

F. Pleadings and Motions

1. Complaint

2. Answer

3. Motions

G. Removal and Remand

H. Discovery

I. Jury

1. Right To Jury Trial

2. Submission of Issues

J. Evidence

1. In General

2. Plaintiff's Burden
of Proof

3. Defendant's Burden

4. Admissibility

K. Appeal and Review

L. Settlement

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