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Wayne Parsons

Parents sue DOT over rear visibility regulations: Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act

Imagine this. You are sitting at your desk and you have the power to write out a simple directive that will prevent 95 to 112 deaths and 7,072 to 8,374 injuries each year. My initial thought is how could I talk anyone out of doing that? What [...]
Wayne Parsons

X-man: Werner Herzog’s dramatic video about distracted driving

The lady who hit Xavier was texting. Her head was down. She never saw the boy. She was texting “I’m on my way …..”. What will it take to stop Hawaii drivers from driving distracted? Werner Herzog’s poignant video [...]
Wayne Parsons

What can an injured person collect for any personal injury case?

Lawyers often talk about “damages” and what that means is what can an injured person collect for from the wrongdoer? My clients often ask me this question and I usually answer it this way. There are three general areas of compensation [...]
Wayne Parsons

Injured in an automoble collision? Was it really an “accident?”

We often talk about automobile accidents but over the years as I have spoken with clients and usually found out that they weren’t really involved in an automobile “accident” but in fact were injured because another driver was [...]
Wayne Parsons

New Seatbelt and Distracted Driving Laws will save lives in Hawaii

Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Sen. Clayton Hee (D – District 23) were heroes today. No, they didn’t rush into a burning building and pull out injured people, and they didn’t rescue someone from the dangerous surf that has been [...]
Wayne Parsons

Will Hawai’i spend “Just A Few Seconds” to think about Distracted Driving?

To build awareness, I hope everyone in Hawaii will watch this moving video below about distracted driving. It was produced by my friend and fellow trial lawyer Joel Feldman and his wife Diane in Pennsylvania. Joel and Diane lost their daughter [...]
Wayne Parsons

Will you speak up to a distracted driver on Hawaii’s roads?

Hawaii teens face a significant risk of injury from auto collisions. The statistics are daunting: Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens. 80% of these collisions have some form of driver inattention as a contributing factor—that [...]
Wayne Parsons

GM Recalls 4,304 cars with an airbag defect

Reuters reports that GM is recalling a lot of cars over an airbag safety issue. The Huffington post reports the story today: Chevrolet Malibu Eco Recall: GM Recalling 4,304 Cars Over Airbag Issue : May 24 (Reuters) – General Motors [...]
Wayne Parsons

Important tips for Hawaii high school graduation month: don’t ride in the back of a puck-up truck!

We have to wear seatbelts and we can't drive and use a handheld cell phone. I'll buy that. Those are good rules. Where did they come from? A combination of common sense and our elected officials: its the law! So why do we let people [...]
Wayne Parsons

Honolulu Alert: Beyond ending distracted driving, end distracted walking!

We all know about the movement on many fronts across the country to end distracted driving. But now Claude Wyle from San Francisco and one of the country's top lawyers, warns that pedestrians, distracted as they use cell phones and music [...]