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How Military Members Can Claim Compensation for Injuries in Hawaii

Posted by on November 19, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Hawaii is a major destination for members of the military. There are around 50,000 U.S. military personnel stationed across the islands from multiple branches, including the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Just like any other Hawaii resident or tourist, military service members may one day find themselves injured in an accident caused by someone else. Military rules dictate that injured personnel and any dependents (usually family) seek treatment from outside providers. For those stationed far from home, this can be a scary prospect. An experienced personal injury attorney can help guide injured victims through the claims process so that they get the treatment and compensation they are entitled to.

How The Federal Tort Claims Act Comes Into Play

In any type of personal injury action, it’s essential to figure out who is at fault. With military claims, the Federal Tort Claims Act may change the game when it comes to who can be held liable.

For example, a soldier’s legal options may be different depending on whether an accident occurs on a military base or outside when he or she is on leave.The Federal Tort Claims Act may limit a military service member’s ability to sue the government if the injuries arise out of the scope of his or her employment. But if he or she is injured on leave or by someone outside the military, it may be easier to bring a personal injury action against the negligent party.

Due to the complexities in the laws for military personnel, Attorney Glenn Honda, from Recovery Law Center Hawaii says soldiers need to seek experienced legal representation from someone who understands both federal and state laws governing personal injury cases.

Finding the Right Military Personal Injury Lawyer is Key 

No one can ever predict when an injury will occur. In a busy area like Honolulu, there are certainly many ways that an accident can happen, whether it’s in a car crash or during a recreational activity on the beach. It’s important to be prepared in the event of an accident. There are several ways to do that:

  • Find out where the best hospitals and treatment centers are located.
  • Learn the protocol for reporting injuries that occur at work.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Contact an experienced Hawaii personal injury attorney for help.

U.S. military personnel are entitled to compensation in the same way a private citizen is. But it’s important to determine liability and how the law applies in your case. The best way to do that is by arranging a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Make sure you have a firm like Recovery Law Center Hawaii on your side.If the worst  happens, you can count on Glenn Honda and his legal team to handle your case with care and sensitivity.

Find out more about Recovery Law Center here.

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