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No matter the circumstances, you need to know what to do after your car accident, both immediately, afterward, and in the coming months. If you have suffered losses, then you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in order to have the best chance at winning your case.
The attorneys at Litster Frost are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve to help cover your losses and medical expenses.
It can be extremely difficult to wade through all the procedural rules and gather the right kind of evidence to prove your case, but the attorneys at Litster Frost are ready and willing to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Your rights as a motorist:
- You have the right to full compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, other costs, and any long-term disabilities.
- You have the right to have the insurance company honor their policy and pay covered claims.
- You have the right to refuse to accept any settlement offer by the insurance company unless you are fully satisfied with it.
- You have the right to pursue legal action to recover any damages not covered by insurance.
TOP 7 FACTORS THAT AFFECT CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS
According to TeenSafe, 9 of all the daily fatal car crashes are related to distracted driving. It’s important to keep an eye out for distracted drivers and stay away from them. Keep an eye out for any drivers looking down at their phones, lane-drifting, or driving at unusually slow or fast speeds.
If the driver who caused your accident was under the influence while behind the wheel, then he may face serious repercussions for his actions and be liable for any injuries which you suffer.
If you were injured by someone who was speeding at the time of your accident, then the driver may be held liable for any injuries his or her speeding caused you. Proving a driver was speeding at the time of an accident can be difficult, but a personal injury attorney can help with this process.
Although insurance is mandatory when operating a vehicle, some drivers nevertheless choose to drive while uninsured. If you are injured by an uninsured driver, recovering compensation for your injuries can be a difficult process. Your own insurance policy will cover your injuries, and if your treatments are more expensive than the policy limits, then you may have difficulty recovering damages.
Head-on collisions can be particularly devastating in terms of injuries and fatalities. Determining the location of each vehicle is crucial in proving fault in a head-on collision; if the other driver drifted into your lane, then you may be able to recover for injuries he or she caused you.
Many accidents involve more than two vehicles, which can make proving fault a nightmare. If you have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, an attorney can help you sort out the many factors involved in these accidents and help you win the compensation you deserve.
Even if no other vehicles were involved in your accident, it’s not hopeless. Were you forced to maneuver out of the way when another driver made a risky move? Did badly maintained roads or a negligent road worker contribute to unsafe conditions that led to your accident? Discuss the facts with an attorney to find out if you have a case.
Even if you were the only vehicle involved in your accident, you may still have a case. If road conditions were unsafe, if negligence was shown in a construction zone, or if your accident occurred on property belonging to a private person or entity who may have been negligent or careless with upkeep, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries.
* While these are not the only types of accidents that a driver can face on the road, they are very common and often result in serious injury.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Call the police.
Whether emergency medical assistance is needed or not, the police should always be called after each accident, and a report should be filed.
Receive the medical treatment you need, directly following your accident.
Gather evidence as soon as possible.
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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.