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Car AccidentsIdaho 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 occurred to the spinal cord.
Acts of Violence
* While these are not the only possible causes of brain and spinal injuries, these are very common.
Identifying negligent action criteria
Someone carried the duty or responsibility for your care.
Caregivers—These people are there to help you, are paid to assist you, and should be reliable
Specific rules and guidelines apply to roadwork safety
Your caregiver failed to uphold his or her duty to you, resulting in injury to you.
A person’s failure to uphold his or her duty caused you to suffer harm or bodily damage.
Harm was a predictable result of another’s inappropriate action or inaction.
examples of negligent actions
In Construction Zones
Zones should be clearly indicated and appropriate signage must be provided.
In Nursing Settings
Potential dangers should be anticipated and marked or removed.
Personal Injury laws in idaho
Idaho employs the comparative negligence rule 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, this 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).
This rule 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
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.
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