Idaho in general, and Boise in particular is a relatively safe place to live. However, that does not mean the state is without its dangers. Many small highways wind around the city and get icy in wintertime. In summer, leafy woods may prevent visibility. Traffic accidents are unfortunately quite common. More than 13,000 people were injured in 2016, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. Many of these injuries occured to the spinal cord.
Accidents also happen at work. Spinal cord injuries may result from slips, falls, vehicle accidents or being crushed. While some find it easy to get claims covered by their place of employment or additional insurance coverage, others do not. For instance, the United States Department of Labor reports that as of January 2018, only 1,815 of a total 7,081 Idaho workers’ compensation cases resulted in any sort of payment.
Why do these statistics matter to you? Because it’s important to understand that accident and injury are very common, and many of those accidents/injuries result in catastrophic injuries such as permanent spinal cord damage – yet despite this, getting claims paid isn’t necessarily easy.
Personal Injury Laws in Idaho
Part of the confusion surrounding claims is due to the complex personal injury laws in Idaho. It’s very difficult to wade through these laws on your own. Two of the more salient include:
Idaho employs the comparative negligence of comparative responsibility law, which means that if both parties played a role in causing the accident, both parties may be responsible for damages. On the road, that might mean you and the other driver were both behaving irresponsibly. At work, perhaps equipment was malfunctioning (employer’s fault), but you weren’t using it correctly (your fault). That does not mean you don’t have a case, though. It simply means it’s even more important to get legal help and build a strong case to receive as much compensation as possible.
Statute of Limitations
Idaho’s statute of limitations on personal injury is 2 years. If you do not bring your claim against the other party within that time, you lose your chance. That might seem like a long time, but it isn’t. Between recovering from the injury, catching up with life and gathering documents, the time goes quickly. If you want the best chance of recovering damages, it’s critical you get started now.
Building Your Case
If you want to build a strong case, it’s time to start gathering evidence. Police reports, insurance documents and medical reports are all necessary to paint a full picture of the injury. Your attorneys will need full access to every related document so they can determine whether you have a case, and prepare as quickly as possible. It starts with speaking to a lawyer today.
Litster Frost Injury Lawyers in Boise
When you’re ready to get what you deserve, we invite you to get in touch with us here at Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. We would be happy to take a look at your case and offer whatever advice we have. If you have grounds to bring a claim, we may be able to help you put a case together to get the money you’re owed and start living a better life now.
Don’t keep living with the expenses of your injury; do something about it. We here at Litster Frost will help you in any way we can. All you have to do is get in touch by calling us at (208) 333-3330 or heading to our contact page now. We look forward to meeting with you and will do our best to get you what you deserve, so you can finally move on. Call today.
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