Over 40 Years’ Legal Experience
Former Judge Advocate General Corps Officer
(US Navy JAG)
Former President of Hawai Legal Auxiliary
Life Member of American Lawyers Auxiliary
Accidents will happen. When you or a loved-one who only speak Chinese are involved in an accident and suffer an injury, you need a lawyer with a Chinese- speaking team. Most Chinese accident victims are quite unaware of what they should do at such times. Here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions.
First, seek medical attention right away. Even if your injury seems relatively minor, the condition could develop into something much more serious later. Second, cooperate with the investigating police officers, but don’t sign anything or make any statements to private investigators or insurance adjusters. Finally, don’t play the do-it-yourself game. Guaranteed: You’ll lose—not the insurance company. Be safe. Protect your interests and the interests of your loved-ones. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney with a Chinese-speaking team as soon as possible.
The only way to be certain whether or not you have a case is to ask a personal injury attorney. Well-meaning friends and relatives simply do not have the expertise and professional detachment to give you an accurate and unbiased assessment of your case. So don’t engage in guess-work. Find out for sure from an attorney with a Chinese-speaking law firm whose law practice emphasizes personal injury law. Before it’s too late.
There are two factors that determine the value of your case: liability and damages. “Liability” means who is to blame or who is at fault. “Damages” means the loss or harm suffered due to the injury. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can properly assess the liability and damages to determine the likelihood of a positive financial outcome in your case. Attorney Sabath has been an attorney for 40+ years. You’ll feel comfortable at his Chinese law firm.
“Winning” is a tremendously misleading and inappropriate concept in personal injury law. However, if the assessment of your case is favorable, you can conclude that there may indeed be a positive financial outcome. You’ll probably recover damages. In this sense “damages” means the compensation, in money, imposed by law for the particular loss or harm sustained by the accident victim.
That depends on your attorney. Civil litigation is incredibly slow. It could take years before your case comes to trail and an appeal thereafter could further delay matters. However, if you retain an attorney skilled in negotiation and settlement, this time can be cut from many years to a few months. Out-of-court settlements often approximate court-awarded judgments. And the uncertainties, frustrations, risks, extra costs, and delays are eliminated.
Absolutely not. It is the policy of Kenneth M. Sabath to represent accident victims on a contingency fee basis. His attorney’s fee is assessed only if there is a financial recovery. And since his fee is a percentage of that recovery, you never pay anything upfront. If there is no financial recovery, there is no attorney’s fee.
Nothing. There is no charge to find out from Kenneth M. Sabath if you have a personal injury case. Feel free to contact him any time for a case assessment. And you can speak Chinese to his people. But don’t wait too long. Because in personal injury cases, timing is everything.
Telephone Kenneth M. Sabath to get started. He’ll help you figure out what your case is worth, the likelihood of your prevailing, and the probable case-resolution time. With Kenneth M. Sabath, there is never any charge for the initial consultation. Remember: ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN. So when an accident happens to you or a loved-one, and you prefer to speak Chinese, don’t panic: just phone (281) 261-8100.