Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person, a company, a group or an entity, you will want to hire a personal injury attorney in order to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for damages.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to a person's emotions, mind, or body. It stands in contrast to an injury to a piece of property. Personal injury can include accidents, illnesses, or emotional trauma.

There are many different types of personal injuries, including tripping accidents, assault claims, dog bites, workplace accidents, medical and dental accidents, defective product accidents, libel, slander, false imprisonment and false arrest. Personal injury can also include industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermatitis, mesothelioma, black lung disease, industrial deafness, emphysema and repetitive strain injuries.

A personal injury attorney can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages or earning capacity, or personal property losses. You may even be compensated for your pain and suffering if you have been hurt by another person, whether physically or emotionally.

Personal injury cases often stem from a car accidents but any type of accident boating, slip-and fall, animal attacks, medical malpractice or injuries from a faulty product can lead to a personal injury case.

Personal injury attorneys generally offer a free initial consultation during which you can discuss your case. If it is deemed you have a viable case, most personal injury attorneys offer their services on a contingency fee basis. This means that they are paid a percentage of your final settlement. Before signing a fee agreement with an attorney you should understand how any costs will be paid, and what will happen if your case is unsuccessful.

In a recent personal injury case in Idaho, a family filed a wrongful death lawsuit for the murder of their high school aged daughter. Two teenage boys stabbed her to death, and the family is suing the school for failing to take appropriate action to stop them from harming her because they plotted to kill her while they were at school. They are also suing the parents of the children for negligently supervising, or failing to supervise, their minor children.

Because a personal injury case can take anywhere from several weeks to several years to work its way through the legal system, it is important to find an attorney you trust and with whom you are comfortable working. This person will be working on your behalf to negotiate the best possible settlement from the negligent party and their insurance company.

Idaho has a statute of limitations that sets a time limit for filing a legal claim in a personal injury case. This is generally two years from the date of the accident. Your attorney will make sure that your rights are protected by submitting the appropriate paperwork with the civil courts. Many personal injury cases are settled out-of-court, but you should be prepared to go to trial if necessary. Some cases may be not be subject to such a limited statute of limitations, especially industrial disease and medical malpractice cases, but you should be certain to consult with an Idaho personal injury attorney to make sure you are taking every necessary step to ensure that your personal injury lawsuit has a successful outcome.

The evidence needed in a personal injury case can often be difficult to obtain. Therefore, meeting with an attorney soon after the accident will help to preserve the evidence. Keeping a journal of your medical appointments, missed work, and general well-being will be helpful to your attorney when they are justifying the need for a financial settlement. It is also important to follow the advice of your doctor. Getting better should be your first priority.


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