Boise, ID – Best Affordable Car Crash Accident Settlement Lawyer and Auto Wreck Attorney
There are few things more terrifying than being involved in a car accident. In addition to repairing or replacing your vehicle to continue living your life pre-accident, you have the children to worry about along with other necessary daily tasks.
We have a ‘knack’ for taking cases our clients knew were valid claims but other attorneys ‘shot down’ because they didn’t think there was a case. Due to our decades of cumulative experience we know how to creatively look at things a bit differently that may not be as cut and dry as other cases to get you the settlement you deserve. But before we dive into the nitty gritty details, it’s important you understand a bit of Idaho Car Accident LAW to help you determine if you have a case to file.
Boise Car Accident Crash Wreck Settlement Laws You MUST Know About!
The most important consideration in regards to any legal claim you may be considering is the deadline for filing your case (also known as “statute of limitations).
Idaho has ‘two’ distinct deadlines: as the injured party you have up to two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit and up to three years for a property damage lawsuit. Filed, pending, or denied claims does *not* stop the clock from winding down, so it’s imperative you consult with one of our car wreck attorneys at your earliest convenience to evaluate the strength of your claim as soon as possible.
Consider also Idaho’s cap on non-economic (pain, emotional distress, disability or disfigurement) damages. Economic damages (repair or replacement of damaged vehicle, past and future medical bills, lost income, etc.), such as lost wages, are *not* capped, but non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are. Initially, it was set at $250,000 and adjusted every July 1st of each year according to Idaho’s industrial commission against the average annual wage.
The Finicky Nature of “At Fault” Rules, Regulations and Laws in Idaho
Idaho, like most U.S. states, exercise “at-fault” (or “tort liability”) rules for vehicular accident claims. It simply means any party involved in an accident seeking compensation must *prove* the other party was largely at fault, but not necessarily ‘entirely’ at-fault.
Let us explain.
Idaho is a “Modified Comparative Negligence” (also known as a “modified comparative fault”) jurisdiction state. To recoup compensation for injuries or property damage, said party must not be more at fault than the other.
If your case was not settled and were to go to trial, ‘fault’ would be measured as a calculated percentage before judge or jury. If you were found at fault of 50% or more, there is *no* recovery. However, if you were found to be at 20% fault during trial, you would be eligible to collect only 80% of the damages.
Discuss Your Claim for Free With an Idaho Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck and Car Accident Attorney Today
Clearly, maneuvering around the many laws, rules and regulations is a full-time job in itself. At Legacy Law Firm LLP, we specialize in dealing with vehicular accidental cases such as your own. We take care of all the complicated ‘mumbo jumbo’ while you focus on full-recovery, or as close to such as possible. We’re here to assist you in getting back on your feet, and though we understand no amount of financial compensation could possibly rectify what you or a loved one have been through, we’re here to ease your burden and make moving forward in your life a little easier each day.