Category: Car / Truck / Motor Vehicle Accidents

Speed, Idaho Speeding Tickets and Death

When the speed limit increased to 80 mph along parts of Interstate 84, 86, and 15, many people expected to see a drop in the number of speeding tickets received. However, Idaho State Police report that the number of speeding tickets has increased by nearly 20% from the same period in 2013. Part of the …

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Defensive Driving Saves Lives: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe

Driving is inherently a risky business. Every time you get behind the wheel, you must remain vigilant in order to prevent becoming an accident statistic. Defensive driving helps you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving. In many ways it is the opposite of aggressive driving, which causes roughly one third of all …

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How Much Money is My Case as a Pedestrian Injured By a Driver Worth?

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident as a pedestrian, you may be wondering how much compensation you can expect to receive. The reality is there is no “typical” settlement amount for a types of accidents. Many different factors impact the settlement value of your claim. Relevant factors include: The severity of your injury: …

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Staying Safe If Stranded in a Snowstorm In Your Car

The recent historic winter storm near Buffalo dumped over six feet of snow on the area.  It left hundreds of drivers stranded in their vehicles for long periods of time. Twelve members of the Niagara University women’s basketball team were forced to spend nearly 30 hours trapped in their bus before being rescued by New …

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What Should Be in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

Particularly when traveling long distances, an an emergency kit for your car will protect you if mechanical trouble, weather conditions or a collision leave you stranded. Hopefully, you never end up needing these items. Having a car emergency kit will give you added peace of mind whenever you, or a loved one, hits the road. …

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Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips

Traveling to visit family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday is a great tradition.  The increased traffic volume during the Holiday-likely to be higher than normal with the reduced price of gas- makes it especially important to pay attention to safety precautions. After all, nobody wants to miss a turkey dinner with all the trimmings …

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Witness Statements Matter In Injury Accidents

If you’ve been involved a car accident, one thing you want to do if possible is gather the names and contact information of any parties who  have witnessed the wreck.  While responding officers may get some witnesses, often they just don’t have the ability to get all important accident witnesses.  Such testimony can play a …

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Dealing With Damages Caused by An Uninsured Driver

Idaho law requires all drivers to have insurance to cover accidents that are their fault. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow the law. If you are in a car collision with one of those uninsured drivers, there are a few options open to you for recovering the losses. Use Uninsured Motorists Insurance You Bought We tell …

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