If you have been injured as a result of a car accident, you should call our law firm immediately. There are several steps you need to take in order to preserve your claim. The first few hours are sometimes the most important. An attorney can help you collect and preserve evidence and avoid mistakes that will cost you down the road. An attorney can also help you file a claim or file a Complaint.
There is a difference between property damage cases and personal injury cases. If your car has been damaged as a result of an accident, you are entitled to receive the value of your vehicle. The insurance company has the option to repair or replace your car, whichever is more cost efficient. If the insurance company deems your car as “totaled” they will pay the fair market value of your vehicle just prior to the accident. Idaho law does not require the insurance company to pay the balance of any loan that you may have on the vehicle.
If you have been injured or suspect injury and are not at fault, you should visit a doctor. Your medical bills will most likely be paid. In addition, you can make a claim for additional non-economic damages like pain and suffering or lost wages. We can help you through this process. Please call us as soon as possible. Failure to consult an attorney early has consequences. Insurance companies handle motor vehicle accidents almost daily and are prepared to defend themselves from the beginning. Before you sign any paperwork or provide any statements, you should consult with our office.