In Hawaii, the beauty of our islands contrasts sharply with the realities faced on our roads. Recent statistics show that residents of and visitors to the Aloha State experience thousands of auto accidents annually, leading to numerous injuries and, tragically, fatalities.  

At Ranken, Shnider & Taylor, Attorneys at Law, we understand the impact these accidents can have on victims and their families. From our firm located in the heart of Maui, our attorneys stand ready to assist those affected by auto accidents across the islands.  

We're more than your legal representatives; we're your advocates, allies, and partners in making it through the legal aftermath of an auto accident. 

Our Expertise in Auto Accidents 

We specialize in representing clients involved in various types of auto accidents, including car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian incidents. Our deep understanding of Hawaii's specific traffic laws and insurance policies enables us to provide unparalleled legal advice and representation to our clients.  

Car Accidents 

Car accidents can range from minor fender benders to severe collisions that result in significant injuries or even death. We have a comprehensive approach to handling car accident cases, focusing on thorough investigation, expert witness collaboration, and aggressive representation to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. 

Motorcycle Accidents 

Given Maui's scenic routes, it's no surprise that motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation. However, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road. Our attorneys are skilled in handling the unique challenges motorcycle accident cases present, including bias against riders and severe injury claims. 

Bicycle Accidents 

Bicyclists in Hawaii have the same rights on the road as motor vehicles, but when accidents occur, cyclists are at a higher risk of serious injury. We're dedicated to protecting the rights of cyclists by holding negligent drivers accountable and pursuing fair compensation for our clients' injuries from bicycle accidents

Pedestrian Accidents 

Pedestrian accidents are particularly tragic, often resulting in life-altering injuries or fatalities. Our legal team is committed to advocating for the rights of pedestrians injured due to driver negligence or disregard for safety regulations. 



Overview of Legal Process After an Auto Accident in Hawaii 

Following an auto accident in Hawaii, the legal process begins with immediate actions to protect the rights and well-being of all parties involved. It is crucial to seek medical attention, retain a personal injury attorney, report the accident to the police, and document the scene and injuries, if possible.  

Victims should promptly notify their insurance company about the accident but are advised to refrain from making any detailed statements, especially concerning fault, before consulting with an attorney. 

Hawaii operates under a "no-fault" insurance system for auto accidents, meaning that your own insurance company will cover medical expenses and lost earnings up to the policy's personal injury protection limits, regardless of who was at fault. However, for damages that exceed these limits, or in cases of serious injuries, further legal action may be necessary. 

At Ranken, Shnider & Taylor, we guide our clients through each step of the legal process, from filing an insurance claim to pursuing litigation if necessary. This includes gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if required, representing our clients in court to fight for the compensation they deserve.  

Understanding Hawaii's specific legal deadlines, such as the statute of limitations for auto accident claims, is critical for protecting your rights. Our team is dedicated to making the legal process as transparent and stress-free as possible, allowing our clients to focus on their recovery. 

How Our Attorneys Can Help 

At Ranken, Shnider & Taylor, Attorneys at Law, our approach to auto accident cases is personalized and strategic. We offer the following key services to our clients: 

  • Case Evaluation: We begin with a comprehensive review of your case, considering all factors involved in the accident, from weather conditions to driver behavior. 

  • Litigation and Negotiation: Our attorneys are skilled in both settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation. We prepare each case as if it will go to trial, ensuring we're ready for any outcome. 

  • Expert Collaboration: We collaborate with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other specialists to build the strongest case possible for our clients. 

  • Personalized Care: Understanding the emotional and physical toll of auto accidents, we prioritize compassionate, individualized attention for each client. 

  • Comprehensive Compensation: We strive to secure compensation that covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident. 


Dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident can be incredibly challenging, but you don't have to face it alone. Our commitment to justice and unwavering support for our clients has cemented our reputation as the go-to auto accident attorneys in Maui. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, reach out to us for a free consultation. Together, we'll work toward securing the justice and compensation you deserve, helping you move forward.