We love living in Boise. Our city is easily one of the best places in the nation to live. But vehicle accidents do happen here. The Idaho Transportation Dept. counted 6,836 car accidents in Ada County in 2016 alone. Of those, 2,862 were counted as involving reported injuries.
Car accidents can be extremely disorienting—leaving one feeling confused, in pain, and often, angry at the other driver. After an accident, it is natural to feel frustrated and unclear on how to preserve your rights. You may have serious injuries that may or may not completely heal. Your life may very well be permanently charged.
Can you take legal action? Can you hold the party that hurt you responsible for what happened? At Litster Frost Injury Lawyers, we want you to know that we are here to answer your questions. The best way to know if you have a potential personal injury the case is to speak with an attorney familiar with your area. Our Boise car accident team is standing by to assist you. Please contact us now to get started!
Read more about specific car accident cases we often see in Boise such as:
- Accidents involving drunk driving
- Accidents with uninsured drivers
- Accidents involving neck injury and whiplash
- Accidents involving road rage
- Accidents involving dangerous roads
- Accidents due to distracted drivers
- Accidents and Winter driving
- Accidents involving a failure to obey
- Accidents involving teen drivers
- Accidents involving commercial vehicles
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you are reading this right after an accident, it is important to take the right steps to ensure your options stay open. We encourage every car accident victim to do the following:
Seek medical care.
If you or anyone else was hurt in the accident, the first thing to do is seek medical care. Even if you are not in pain right now, we still advise every accident victim to go see a medical professional for a checkup. There are many signs of injury that you may not be able to identify on your own. Just because you are not in pain now does not mean you are not hurt, or that you won’t be in pain later.
Contact law enforcement.
The fact that you sustained an injury means law enforcement must be notified of the accident. Keep in mind that contacting law enforcement is an important part of building a case, as they will conduct an investigation and document the accident—all of which can prove valuable later on for your car accident attorney.
Take pictures and gather witness information.
Depending on how you are feeling after the accident, it is helpful to gather evidence as soon as possible after the car crash. By taking pictures with your phone of the scene and speaking to people who saw the accident—and getting their contact information—you make it easier for your attorney to conduct a more thorough investigation later on.
Contact our Boise car accident attorneys.
Everything can seem to happen in a blur after an accident, especially when you were injured. But when things calm down enough to consider what to do next, it is best to speak to a car accident attorney. A lawyer will be able to give you advice specific to your circumstances that can help you avoid doing things that might compromise your case.
While there is no shortage of attorneys advertising their services, focus on those that know your area. As a Boise car accident firm that has served clients in Boise and throughout Idaho, we are extremely knowledgeable about the process of filing lawsuits here. We have spent plenty of time in the local courts. In fact, there is a good chance we have driven down the same roads you were on when the accident occurred.
Let your attorney take care of the rest while you recover.
You are going to have your hands full with recovering from your injuries. The last thing you need to worry about is a lawsuit. That’s where we come in. Once we accept a case, we pursue it to the best of our ability, keeping you informed from start to finish. You always retain control. But you can rest easy knowing we have your best interests in mind.
Whether your accident happens on 84, 26, or on a smaller road like Myrtle St., the process of proving negligence remains the same. We must demonstrate that the negligence of the other driver contributed to your injury. Building a case to demonstrate negligence requires investigating the accident, interviewing witnesses, and an extensive understanding of car accidents. Fortunately, our team is well-versed in this process. You can depend on us to leave no stone unturned as we work to establish undeniable proof that your injuries were caused by the negligent party.
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Comparative Negligence Rule
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE RULE
Idaho follows the comparative negligence rule, which means that a court will look at both parties’ actions and level of fault in the case of a motorcycle accident.
Even if you were both driving irresponsibly, if the other driver was driving more carelessly, then you may still have a case. It’s important to recognize, however, that any fault on your part will limit the amount of damages which you can receive.
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To schedule a consultation about your accident, call our office at (208) 333-3333 or fill out your case evaluation form now.