The injuries and damages that result from being the victim of someone else’s carelessness can have numerous financial and physical repercussions that affect your quality of life.
The unexpected cost of medical bills significantly impacts personal finances, and victims frequently experience mental trauma. In some personal injury cases, there may even be fatalities. With the aid of a personal injury attorney, you might be able to recover your financial loss.
The Advocates is a team of some of Idaho Falls’ top personal injury attorneys. We support accident victims through the claim process and work to safeguard the interests of our clients. We are ready to discuss your case and how we can help you obtain the settlement you deserve.
If you have been the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with an attorney from The Advocates.
Personal injuries include any harm brought on by someone else’s carelessness, whether the injury was intended or not. The person who caused the victim’s personal injury has an obligation to pay for the victim’s medical expenses as well as other economic and non-economic damages.
The following is a list of frequent causes of personal injury cases in Idaho Falls.
If you try to settle your case with an insurance company without the proper training and knowledge, you should expect a lower settlement. The rejection of your personal injury claim is a possible outcome.
This is because insurance companies look out for themselves. They will try to blame the victim so they can pay out as little as possible. Some insurers will even use legal loopholes to save money at your expense.
It is in your best interest to retain the services of a competent personal injury attorney. They can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to receive due to your injuries. The lawyers at The Advocates have the necessary expertise and are prepared to handle your case. We are here for you every step of the way. Our attorneys take care of everything for you, from filing your personal injury claim to negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court.
Unfortunately, even if their client is obviously at fault, insurance companies are rarely willing to pay the compensation you deserve for your injury. There is a chance that they will pressure injury victims into accepting a quick settlement in order to avoid taking full financial and emotional responsibility for the aftermath of their injuries. Our personal injury lawyers at The Advocates are accustomed to the strategies employed by insurers to minimize or deny compensation. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure the at-fault parties pay for their mistakes and that the insurance companies compensate you fairly for your losses.
When you retain the services of a personal injury lawyer from The Advocates, you gain the assistance of a skilled legal representative. Expert legal representation can increase settlements by a factor of two to three compared to going it alone.
As your legal counsel, an Advocate will investigate your accident and gather the evidence that proves your claim. Investigating a claim typically involves looking over police reports, reviewing your medical records, talking to witnesses, and recreating the details of an accident.
Personal injury claims are typically resolved through out-of-court settlements. In the event that you are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company through negotiation, your attorney will advise you to file a lawsuit.
The term “attorney” refers to a lawyer qualified to try cases in court. Everyone at The Advocates is an attorney.
There are several things you can do that will help your attorney build a solid personal injury claim. After an accident, do the following:
There are many benefits to getting medical help immediately following suffering an injury. First, it can lessen the severity of your wounds and the likelihood that you’ll experience ongoing pain and suffering.
Injuries resulting from car accidents or slips and falls are more likely to result in concussions or other head trauma. When these injuries go untreated for an extended period of time, they can cause serious complications or even death.
Seeking medical attention also ensures that a doctor or other medical professional documents your injuries. Your attorney will use your medical records to support your claim for compensation following an injury.
The value of your case depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and how you care for yourself following your accident. Personal injury claims are more challenging for people who initially downplay their injuries or don’t follow medical advice. Seeking immediate medical attention shows that you put every possible effort into preventing your injuries from becoming more severe.
We also recommend documenting your injuries with pictures and video while still in the hospital or soon after you get home. Photos and videos are valuable evidence.
Your attorney will need specifics about your accident before filing a claim for compensation. The Advocates advise documenting the incident in as much detail as possible, whether on paper or with audio/visual documentation. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you will forget important details, so get started right away.
The insurance company for the negligent party will try to get out of paying or try to pay as little as possible in damages. Victims of accidents should only deal with their insurance company after consulting with our legal team.
An insurance adjuster is a person the insurance company sends out to check on the details of accident and injury claims. It isn’t easy to recognize an attempt to undermine your case if you do not know the strategies they employ. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will handle the insurance adjusters and insurance companies so you can focus on recovery.
Most personal injury claims must be filed within two years of an accident. Some accidents and injuries, however, do not fall under this rule.
A victim of a surgical error that results in a foreign object being left in the body has two years from the date of discovery (rather than the date of the incident) to file a lawsuit. In the same way, if a child is a victim, they or their parents have two years from the date of the child’s 18th birthday to file a lawsuit.
If you miss one of these deadlines, your right to compensation may be lost. Book a free consultation with The Advocates to understand these rules and regulations.
If you were injured due to the negligence of an Idaho government agency or employee, you have a specific window of time to file a claim for compensation.
To file a compensation lawsuit, attorneys must first file a “notice of claim” identifying the responsible government office or employee within 180 days of the incident. Get the claim process rolling as soon as possible by contacting an attorney.
Keep in mind that only some personal injury lawyers are also attorneys. The Advocates have a team of attorneys who handle out-of-court claims and courtroom litigation.
It is best to hire an attorney in case your claim goes to trial, as there is no way to know if you will need to take your case before a judge.
At The Advocates, we pride ourselves on our multifaceted legal team. We can meet any client’s needs because every member of our team is an attorney.
A personal injury lawyer’s primary duty is determining the appropriate monetary settlement for their client. This sum is conditional on monetary and nonmonetary factors.
Expenses incurred from injuries, such as medical care and rehabilitation services, are typically covered by economic damages. Compensation of this kind also includes payment for lost wages or loss of income if the injury prevents the victim from returning to their previous line of work. Repair expenses for damaged property or vehicles are also regarded as monetary losses.
Non-monetary or non-economic damages are more challenging to calculate. Pain and suffering encompass the physical manifestations of an injury and emotional fallout, such as grief over a loved one’s untimely demise.
Losses of this nature are irreparable, and no monetary amount can ever make up the difference. However, in most jurisdictions, awards for emotional distress are limited. Specifically, in the state of Idaho, this sum is $250,000.
The value of your case will depend on the specifics of the incident and its long-term effects. An attorney will assess every aspect of your claim to determine a fair settlement.
Economic damage awards in Idaho are not limited in any way. However, “modified comparative negligence” is used in the state. To put it another way, the amount of money you receive depends on how much responsibility you have for the accident.
If the court determines that you were 20% responsible for the accident, your award will be decreased by that percentage. If you were less than half responsible for the collision, you qualify for compensation. If you are found to be 50% or more at fault, you will not be eligible for damages.
It is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney. We can help you navigate the complexities involved in personal injury claims.
Call The Advocates if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident. We can help.