Idaho – October 22, 2020

Idaho police reported a single car accident where one person sustained fatal injury and the other is still hospitalized.  The driver and passenger were both transported to the hospital following the October 18 accident, where the driver did not recover from crash injuries. The accident occurred when the driver of a Toyota Sienna overcorrected the vehicle after it ran onto the right shoulder causing the vehicle to roll over and land on the left shoulder.  Both passengers were ejected from the vehicle, as neither of them were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  Skilled lawyers can be instrumental in negligence determinations after an accident.

Personal injury and negligence.

When accidents involve bodily injury, property damage, emotional turmoil, and the loss of life, an experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Johnson & Lundgreen can determine if the accident was caused by someone else’s reckless, negligent, or careless action.  Skilled attorneys can utilize all of their resources to investigate accident scenes, interview witnesses, review police and medical records, and communicate with aggressive insurance companies, in pursuit of compensation for damages that cover injuries and losses.  Experienced accident lawyers in Idaho can effectively address a personal injury accident claim toward a court award, or an insurance settlement that will compensate victims for their losses. Accidents were the fourth leading cause of death in Idaho in 2018 with 248 of those deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents.

Insurance and when to file.

 Idaho is a “fault,” state with regard to auto accidents, and requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of property damage and liability auto insurance. The State of Idaho follows the modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that an individual can file a car accident claim against the other driver, even if they share blame for the accident.  There is a two-year time period to file a suit after an motor vehicle accident in Idaho, although there are some exceptions to this timeline. An accident attorney can apprise personal injury victims of  those timeline variations, based on the particulars of a case.

Wrongful death.

A wrongful death legal action is a particular type of lawsuit that is brought by loved ones of someone who dies because of the negligent, reckless, or deliberate act of someone.  Attorneys can work with loved ones and personal representatives to recover damages after a victim’s untimely death.

Accident and wrongful death damages.

  • Economic damages that address present and future loss of earnings, medical bills, future medical care, household expenses, funeral expenses, and
  • Non-economic damages that address pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium or companionship.
  • Punitive damages may be awarded against negligent acts that leave an accident victim with injury and other losses, but they are limited..

Legal counsel.

Accident victims in Idaho should contact knowledgeable lawyers at Johnson & Lundgreen, who can minimize a victim’s stress by objectively speaking on their behalf in a courtroom, or against an insurance company’s legal team, toward a swift and fair monetary settlement.

Johnson & Lundgreen, P.C.

250 S. 5th Street, Suite 300

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-376-5256

Fax: 208-376-5907

 

Sources.

https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Health/Statistics/2018-Reports/Mortality2018.pdf

https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title6/T6CH16/SECT6-1604/

https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title5/t5ch2/sect5-219/

https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title49/t49ch12/sect49-1212/

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