Category: Verdict & Settlement Information

The Problem with Medical Bills For People Injured In An Idaho Car Crash

Dealing with getting your medical bills paid when someone else hurts you is often a huge headache.  Even though the basic rule of Idaho law is that the bad-guy is responsible for the costs imposed on you, the reality is they are not obligated to pay as you go for your medical costs. Instead, in …

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A Bad Idea Lives in Idaho-Limits on Non-Economic Damages

When a person is injured by another person’s negligence the injured person has the right to recover all the damages  incurred.  Damages include both economic losses (lost income-medical expenses etc.) and non-economic losses (loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering etc.).   A more complete discussion  of damages can be found in this …

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Understanding the Idaho Injury Claim Process-

For people who have never been through the injury claim process it can be confusing and daunting.   While every claim can have its own complexities, below is a simplified description, an overview if you will,  of what happens in the claim process if you have an Idaho accident or injury. When someone causes a collision …

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Forget the Adjuster’s BS: The Simple Truth Is That Injured People Are Better Off When Represented by a Lawyer-

The insurance adjuster for your car collision will never tell you that the insurance industry’s own research establishes that people who are represented by a personal injury attorney on average end up recovering  almost three and one-half times more than people who try to settle with the insurance company on their own.  And, because all …

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A Dozen Things You Should Know When Dealing With Injuries From a Car Wreck In Boise and Across Idaho

People dealing with injuries caused by others often make mistakes that cost them money  because they don’t understand the liability injury world and the perspective that insurance companies bring to it.  Here, is a brief checklist of things you should know to protect yourself and make sure your claim is treated fairly. 1. Get medical …

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In Idaho, Comparative Fault is not what you think.

It is a critical mistake and people make it all the time.  What you ask?  The idea that because the bad guy bears some fault for an injury, you can recover. Not necessarily so. In Idaho, juries are asked to determine the “fault” of all parties — including the injured person.  For instance, say you …

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Giving A Recorded Statement to An Insurance Adjuster After Your Idaho Car Crash – Be Careful

If you are in a automobile accident in Idaho, you will quickly learn how insurance company adjusters will pressure you to give a recorded statement.  Often they just act like its the normal thing and the injured person who refuses is somehow a bad guy.  That’s just one of many techniques they use. The adjuster …

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What You Should Expect From Your Idaho Injury Attorney –

One thing that has regularly surprised me over my years in practice is how often I will get a call from another lawyer’s client who either can’t communicate with his lawyer,  is not trusting his lawyer’s advice or has a complaint about the outcome of the fee arrangement they entered.  What surprises me even more …

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