Kuna Car Accident Lawyer
According to the most recent information provided by the United States Census Bureau, nearly 18,000 people now live in Kuna. The city is one of the fastest growing in the entire country, with the population having more than tripled in less than 15 years. Of course, with tremendous population growth also comes more vehicles on the road, and, unfortunately, more serious car accidents. In Kuna, as with other communities in Idaho, car accidents remain a serious problem. The Idaho Transportation Department reports that more than 24,000 car accidents took place in the state in the year 2015 alone. This is a nine percent increase when compared to 2014 and it is the third straight year that accidents have been on the rise.
Car accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. If you or a loved one was involved in a crash, you need to contact an experienced Kuna car accident lawyer for immediate legal assistance.
The Most Common Auto Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries vary considerably in both severity and their level of permanence. Throughout the years, our firm has handled a wide array of cases involving many different types of injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see in serious car accident cases include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Broken and fractured bones;
- Back and spinal cord injuries;
- Soft tissue damage, including whiplash;
- Internal bleeding or organ damage;
- Paralysis; and
- Severe psychological damage.
We Can Help You Hold the Responsible Party Liable
Victims of car crashes often incur major damages. Our team works hard to help victims hold the at-fault party, and their insurance company, liable for all of the damages that they caused. In Idaho, car accident liability is generally established by proving that another party’s negligence was the reason for the accident. To prove negligence, you will need to prove each of the four required elements:
- Causation; and
It is critically important that car accident victims get a lawyer by their side as soon as possible after a collision. While negligence is sometimes clear and undisputed, it is often challenged by the other party. Your lawyer will be able to assess the accident and determine exactly what actions must be taken to prove negligence and thus establish liability.
You Deserve Full Compensation
In Idaho, injured victims are entitled to be placed back into the position that they would have been in had no crash ever taken place. Of course, this is not literally possible. As such, financial compensation is granted to ‘make up’ for the damages. This means that Kuna car accident victims have a right to recover monetary compensation that accounts for the full extent of their losses. Specifically, victims may be able to recover for:
- All medical expenses;
- Any costs related to rehabilitation;
- Long-term disability;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress; and
It is important that car accident victims understand that calculating damages can be a very complicated process. While it is relatively easy to put a dollar figure on a medical bill, it is far more complicated to value things like pain and suffering, anticipated future medical costs, or disfigurement. Still, these non-monetary damages are very real and deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, insurance companies try to undervalue these damages. You need to be ready to deal with insurance adjusters.
Three Tips for Dealing with the Insurance Company
- Do Not Rely on the Insurer
Going through the car accident claims process can be very burdensome for accident victims, especially because they already have so much on their plate. This leads some victims to try to rely on the insurance company to guide them through the claims process. After all, who knows more about car accident claims than insurers? Unfortunately, this is a huge mistake. The insurance company does not have the best interests of the victims in mind. Indeed, the insurance company is looking for ways to limit how much a victim can recover. For help through the claims process, always rely on a lawyer, not the insurance company.
- Say As Little As Possible
You do not owe insurance adjusters long conversations about your accident or about your injuries. Insurance adjusters are trained to get people to talk as much as possible about their crash. Why do they do this? Simply because the victim may eventually say something that can be used against them. Say as little about your accident as possible. You should always avoid giving your opinion, narrating the accident or making an type of general speculations. Stick to the basic facts, or better yet, stay silent and work through your lawyer. Additionally, please remember that you should never lie or exaggerate about your accident or your injuries. Lack of candor during the claims process can seriously undermine your ability to recover the fair compensation you deserve.
- Do Not Sign Any Documents
Never sign anything from the insurance company without first consulting with a lawyer. This includes not just a final settlement agreement, but also a form for the release of your medical records. Let a lawyer review these documents first, so that you can be sure that signing is in your best interests.
Why You Can Always Afford a Kuna Car Accident Attorney
At the Hansen Injury Law Firm, we want to put money back into your wallet, not take any more out of it. This is why we handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we advance any expenses associated with bringing your claim. We only collect fees for our services as a portion of your settlement offer or injury verdict. This means that you will never pay a dime in legal fees unless we help you obtain compensation. We are so confident that we can help you that we are more than willing to take on the financial risks of bringing your accident claim.
Contact Our Office Today
The car accident claims process is notoriously complex, you should not go through this alone. At the Hansen Injury Law Firm, our Kuna car accident lawyers have helped to protect the legal rights and financial interests of many car accident victims. To request your free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to call our team today at 208-922-6650.