Hawaii Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
All Hawaii personal injury claims have a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations requires that an individual, who suffers an injury as a result of another person's negligence, must file a lawsuit before the deadline imposed by the statute of limitation. If the injured person does not file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, the injured person loses all legal right to receive any type of compensation for his or her injuries or damages.
In Hawaii, many types of personal injury claims have a 2-year statute of limitations. However, there are exceptions. For example, in an auto accident case involving PIP payments, the statute of limitations may be extended past two years.
Therefore, it is important to discuss your personal injury claim as soon as possible with a Hawaii attorney who maintains experience in all types of personal injury cases and who regularly litigates personal injury cases in Hawaii courts.
Finally, be very careful about relying on information obtained from a website regarding Hawaii's statute of limitations. Laws are constantly changing and many websites we've researched contain incorrect information about Hawaii's statute of limitations for auto accident claims.
If you or a loved one has a personal injury claim arising from an accident on any of the Hawaiian Islands – Oahu, Maui, Big Island (Hawaii County), Molokai, Lanai, or Kauai – attorney Jeffrey Foster is available for a free initial consultation. You may contact us by completing the “Contact Our Firm” box to the right or by calling/texting our office at (808) 348-7800. We look forward to speaking with you.