Emmett Personal Injury Attorney
Whether you were involved in a car crash, bicycle accident, or motorcycle collision, being injured in an accident can be both a painful and expensive experience. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s wrongful or negligent act, it is important to retain the services of a dedicated Emmett personal injury attorney who has experience representing accident victims and can help defend your rights.
Our legal team has successfully represented numerous clients who were injured in a wide array of accidents, including:
- Bus crashes;
- Vehicle collisions;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle crashes; and
- Motorcycle accidents.
We help clients who were injured in accidents caused by many different types of negligent behavior, including:
- Distracted driving;
- Negligent supervision;
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and
- Careless property maintenance.
The injuries sustained in these types of accidents can be severe, permanent, and even life-threatening. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Nerve damage;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Neck and spine damage;
- Paralysis; and
- Psychological trauma.
Treating these types of serious injuries can be extremely expensive. Costs may include:
- General medical expenses;
- Emergency medical treatment and transportation;
- Rehabilitation services;
- 24-hour nursing care;
- Prescription medications;
- Surgeries; and
- Ongoing therapy.
Covering medical costs can be difficult for many families, especially when the injured party contributed significantly to the costs of running the household before the injury occurred. Fortunately, victims can receive compensation for most of these expenses when someone else caused their accident.
Additionally, injured parties are not restricted to recovering only medical expenses, but may also be able to obtain compensation for the cost of replacement domestic services. They may also be able to recover any combination of the following:
- The repair or replacement of damaged property;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income;
- Emotional distress;
- Scarring or disfigurement;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Pain and suffering.
Idaho courts adhere to the legal theory of comparative negligence, which means that the amount an injured party is able to recover will be diminished by his or her percentage of fault. If the injured party’s responsibility for the accident is greater than the defendant’s, he or she will be barred from recovery.
In order to recover damages, an injured party must file a claim against the at-fault party within two years of the date of the accident. However, if the claim only involves property damage, the time limit is extended to three years. A failure to adhere to these deadlines will result in the claim being barred.
Many accident victims suffer for years as a result of the medical, emotional, and financial repercussions of their injuries. Obtaining compensation from the at-fault party is a significant step towards recovery. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve. Please contact a member at our Boise personal injury law firm of Hansen Injury Law, by calling (208) 577-5300, and we will help you schedule a free consultation.