Personal Injury FAQs
Navigating the world of personal injury lawsuits can be challenging. Here at Attorneys of Idaho, we've simplified some common questions to help you get started. If you still have questions, we're just a call away at 208-314-8888 for a free chat with an attorney.
Which Personal Injury Claims Do We Take On?
Our experienced team handles various personal injury situations. Here's a list of some of them:
- Bicycle, boating, bus, and truck accidents
- Incidents involving dog bites or medical malpractice
- Accidents in nursing homes or involving pedestrians
- Issues of premise liability or sexual harassment
- Accidents with rideshares, public transit, or trains
Claims vs. Lawsuits: What's the Difference?
People often use the terms 'claim' and 'lawsuit' interchangeably, but they are distinct stages. A claim is a demand for compensation, often sent to an insurance company. If negotiations fail, then the claim can transform into a lawsuit, where the matter might go to court.
Do I Always Need to Go to Court?
Not necessarily. Many claims are settled outside of court. But, if fair compensation isn't offered, then court proceedings might be needed.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect?
You might hear terms like economic and non-economic damages. The former includes tangible losses like medical bills and lost wages, while the latter deals with pain and suffering. In some cases, punitive damages might also be awarded.
What If I Was Partly At Fault?
If you played a role in the incident, it might affect your compensation. The fault will be divided among all parties involved, potentially affecting the compensation amount.
I Already Had an Injury Before the Incident. What Now?
If a previous injury worsened because of the accident, it can be considered in your claim. It might require evidence showing how the recent incident aggravated the old injury.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
While not mandatory, having an expert by your side ensures you're better informed and possibly better compensated. It also helps in navigating interactions with insurance companies.
What's the Cost of Hiring an Attorney?
There is no cost to hire us, so call us now!
Are There Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit?
Yes, each state has a statute of limitations, which is a deadline for filing lawsuits. It's crucial to be aware of these time limits to avoid missing out on potential compensation.
Ready to Discuss Your Case?
If you or someone you know has been affected by an injury, don't hesitate to reach out. Attorneys of Idaho is here to assist you. Dial 208-314-8888 or use our online form to get started.