Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 346D
- Accidental harm: means bodily injury, death, sickness, or disease caused by a motor vehicle accident to a person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Criminal conduct: means :
(1) The commission of an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year;
(2) The operation or use of a motor vehicle with the specific intent of causing injury or damage; or
(3) The operation or use of a motor vehicle as a converter without a good faith belief by the operator or user that the operator or user is legally entitled to operate or use such vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Donor: The person who makes a gift.
- Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
- Injury: means accidental harm not resulting in death. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Insured: means :
(1) The person identified by name as insured in a motor vehicle insurance policy complying with section 431:10C-301; and
(2) A person residing in the same household with a named insured, specifically:
(A) A spouse or reciprocal beneficiary or other relative of a named insured; and
(B) A minor in the custody of a named insured or of a relative residing in the same household with a named insured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Insured motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle:
(1) Which is insured under a motor vehicle insurance policy; or
(2) The owner of which is a self-insurer with respect to such vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Insurer: means every person holding a valid certificate of authority to engage in the business of making contracts of motor vehicle insurance in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
- Internal Revenue Code: means subtitle A, chapter 1, of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2018, as it applies to the determination of gross income, adjusted gross income, ordinary income and loss, and taxable income, except those provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and federal public laws which, pursuant to this chapter, do not apply or are otherwise limited in application and except for the provisions of Public Law 109-001 which apply to section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 235-2.3
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
- Maximum limit: means the total personal injury protection benefits payable for coverage under section 431:10C-103. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Medical fee schedule: refers to the Medicare Resource Based Relative Value Scale System applicable to Hawaii, entitled "Workers' Compensation Supplemental Medical Fee Schedule". See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
- Monthly earnings: means :
(1) In the case of a person regularly employed, one-twelfth of the average annual compensation before state and federal income taxes at the time of injury or death;
(2) In the case of a person regularly self-employed, one-twelfth of the average annual earnings before state and federal income taxes at the time of injury or death; or
(3) In the case of an unemployed person or a person not regularly employed or self-employed, one-twelfth of the anticipated annual compensation before state and federal income taxes that would have been paid from the time the person would reasonably have been expected to be regularly employed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- Motor vehicle: means any vehicle of a type required to be registered under chapter 286, including a trailer attached to such a vehicle, but not including motorcycles and motor scooters. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Motor vehicle accident: means an accident arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle, including an object drawn or propelled by a motor vehicle. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Motor vehicle insurance policy: means an insurance policy that meets the requirements of section 431:10C-301. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
- Owner: means a person who holds the legal title to a motor vehicle; except that in the case of a motor vehicle which is the subject of a security agreement or lease with a term of not less than one year with the debtor or lessee having the right to possession, such term means the debtor or lessee. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Person: means , when appropriate to the context, not only individuals, but corporations, firms, associations, and societies. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- U-drive motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle which is rented or leased or offered for rent or lease to a customer from an operator of a U-drive rental business. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- U-drive rental business: means the business of renting or leasing to a customer a motor vehicle for a period of six months or less notwithstanding the terms of the rental or lease if in fact the motor vehicle is rented or leased for a period of six months or less. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103
- Without regard to fault: means irrespective of fault as a cause of accidental harm, and without application of the principle of liability based on negligence. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:10C-103