Category: Litigation & Legislation

Oct 26

Hit And Run Injury Accidents In Idaho

Hit and run “accidents” can be some of the most frustrating cases to deal with for our clients. Shockingly, the number of these incidents is quite high.  Using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System  and General Estimates System databases, the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted an analysis of …

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Aug 28

Pre-Exisiting Conditions and Prior Injuries Can Impact the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim.

One thing that always makes claims in personal injury lawsuits more difficult is when a person has a pre-existing injury.   If you had a prior injury or documented medical care for the same area of your body, the lawyer for the bad guy will likely assert that your condition was not caused by the auto …

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Jun 25

Children and Car Accidents Can Be a Sad Combination

Our firm deals with cases involving children injured in collisions with unfortunate frequency.  It is shocking to look at the data to see how many collisions change the lives of children and their families. For example, the number one cause of death for American teenagers is car accidents.   The statistics show that eight teenagers die …

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Jun 11

10 Things People Do That Reduce The Value of Their Injury Claim (Actually 34)

  We often talk with clients about a settlement offer they receive or the risks of trial versus the potential for proving their injury case.  After discussing this issue today with a client, I sat down and came up with a list of the things people do that cause insurance companies and juries to reduce …

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May 21

Even “Mild” Brain Injuries In Children Can Have Substantial Consequences

Brain injuries in general, but particularly children, have become a focus of more research over the past few years.  Few things bring any issue into the public limelight like the NFL focusing on it. Focus on these injuries has also been rising because of how many our fighting men and women have suffered in Iraq …

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May 17

Tips For Deposition Witnesses In Injury Cases

If your injury claim cannot be settled and a lawsuit is filed there are a number of steps in the litigation process.  But one of the watershed days in every case occurs when the injured person has her deposition taken.  Both settlement negotiations and any eventual trial may result in disaster unless that deposition goes …

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Apr 16

National Group That Works To Take Away Idahoan’s Access to the Courts is In the Spotlight

As this Idaho State Journal Editorial discusses the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been a particularly influential organization in Idaho. This is bad for citizens and CIvil Justice. Below are some excerpts from a Thompson Reuters OpEd by Joanne Doroshow that discusses the anti-civil Justice goal’s of ALEC. There is a website called Alec …

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Mar 18

Personal Responsibility and the Role of Injury Law

When we talk with our clients, sometimes they exhibit a misunderstanding of the role of injury law in Idaho.  And sometimes this misunderstanding is even more pronounced when discussing the law with state legislators who are not trained in law.  But the reality is that there are three basic roles that injury law plays in …

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