Boise Car Accident Lawyer
A severe car accident can be an incredibly traumatic and devastating experience. If you were hurt in a crash, the Boise car accident lawyers at Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers are here to help you. Whether the crash was a relatively minor fender-bender or a disastrous collision, our Boise car accident lawyers can provide answers and direction.
If you or someone you know was hurt in a car accident, or if you have a question that has not yet been answered, call an Boise personal injury lawyer from our team today. We will assess your case, explain your options, and help you get the answers you were looking for when you contact us at (844) SARGENT.
How Much Compensation Can You Recover Based on Your Boise Car Accident?
Many factors affect how much a Boise car accident claim or lawsuit might be worth. There is no way to know how much you can recover until after we investigate the case and document your recoverable damages. Some of the factors that affect the value of a case include:
- The type and severity of injuries
- The necessary medical care and support
- Your income and how much time you missed at work
- Whether you can return to work
- Your related expenses
- The insurance coverage available
- The case facts
Many car accident victims suffer significant injuries and require emergency medical care at a trauma center. According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is listed as a Level II trauma center. The facility is one of four in the state equipped to stabilize, treat, and rehabilitate serious and catastrophic injuries.
This could include injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries, often leading to paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Traumatic amputations
- Significant blood volume loss
- Major internal injuries
- Serious fractures and crush injuries
- Significant burns
- Scarring and disfigurement
Damages You Can Pursue After Your Boise Car Accident
The economic and non-economic costs of suffering any serious injury in a car accident can seem overwhelming. When left with life-altering, permanent injuries, the costs are even higher.
Our team is dedicated to helping injured people recover financially. We document their accident-related expenses and losses and seek money to cover current and future costs.
Your recoverable damages could include:
- Medical bills, including medications, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment, and travel to appointments
- Ongoing medical care for long-term injuries
- Income losses from time missed at work
- Reduced earning ability if you have permanent injuries that affect your ability to return to work
- Property damages, specifically repairs to damaged vehicles
- Mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
We also represent families in wrongful death cases. In Idaho, a victim’s heirs and/or personal representative can seek compensation through a wrongful death action if the victim did not survive their injuries.
Our Attorneys Have a Long Track Record of Success in Car Accident Cases
At Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers, our attorneys put our hearts into our work because we know that our work makes a difference in people’s lives. We see clients able to focus on their health and recovery while we handle their legal cases and, later, they are relieved of their worry about paying for their ongoing care costs.
You can watch real-life testimonials on our website, read more than 400 five-star reviews from former clients, and feel confident that we can handle cases—and win—based on our track record, which includes over $40 million recovered in settlements, judgments, and verdicts for our clients.
Our bilingual team notifies the insurance company as soon as you hire us to represent you. You will not have to speak to the adjuster or deal with them anymore. We build the case, negotiate for a fair settlement, and litigate cases as necessary.
We take personal injury cases like yours on a contingency-fee basis. This means you only pay us once we have won or settled your case. There are no upfront expenses, and you will never owe us anything out of your own pocket. Our attorney’s fees come from the money we recover from an insurance settlement or verdict.
Types Of Boise Car Accidents Handled by Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Traffic accidents occur in so many ways and because of various reasons. The way the collision happens can play a significant role in the injuries suffered and the severity of the crash. Some common types of car accidents our team handles regularly include:
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. This type of collision often occurs because of fender-benders in parking lots, heavy stop-and-go traffic, or at intersections. A rear-end accident can cause serious injuries.
Generally, the rear driver is at fault in a rear-end crash. However, we still need to investigate and document the case facts to recover fair compensation for our client.
We are experienced Boise, Idaho, car accident attorneys and have seen firsthand the devastation a head-on collision can have on a victim and their family.
Head-on collisions often lead to fatalities. The injuries that could result from these most unfortunate accidents can often result in lifelong disabilities or even death for the victims.
When vehicles collide at high speeds, serious injuries are likely. Even a small increase in speed can greatly affect the forces involved in a crash. A high-speed collision involves a vehicle undergoing immense stress that results in the vehicle’s inability to protect its passengers from injury. High-speed collisions almost always result in structural failures in car accidents.
For the innocent survivors of high-speed car accidents, the physical, mental, and emotional recovery process can be extremely painful and astonishingly expensive. Many suffer catastrophic injuries and never fully recover.
Side-impact collisions are serious yet common car accidents.
A side-impact collision occurs when the front of one vehicle hits the side of another, otherwise known as being “T-boned.” Most of these car accidents occur at intersections when the oncoming vehicle fails to yield at a red light or stop sign or when turning.
The severity of a side impact collision depends on several factors, such as the speed and mass of the oncoming vehicle and where that oncoming vehicle strikes your car.
Our Boise, Idaho, attorneys are equipped to investigate all the involved factors to best help you handle the injuries and damages you suffered in a side-impact collision.
If your family member has been injured or killed due to a vehicle rollover accident, the road conditions or the car itself could have contributed to or caused the accident.
To prove a road, design, or manufacturing defect was present, you may want to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney specializing in car accidents.
Sometimes, an uninvolved driver forces a vehicle off the road and causes a rollover. Our team knows how to take steps to identify this driver or pursue other options for compensation when necessary.
Our Lawyers Identify the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Boise, Idaho
As car accident lawyers, our team sees many causes of traffic accidents in and around Boise. We know how to identify the proximate cause of a crash, document it, and use it to support a compelling case for compensation.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
A common cause of traffic accidents is carelessness behind the wheel. The driver fails to keep their full attention on the task of driving, and a mistake occurs. This generally violates a traffic law, and it causes a collision. Some examples include:
- Failing to yield when turning
- Ignoring a traffic light or stop sign
- Following too closely
- Failing to maintain a lane
- Not clearing a lane before moving into it
Reckless driving is defined as someone driving unsafely, with a deliberate disregard for safety. It is safe to assume that every driver has the full knowledge that reckless driving could cause an accident.
A driver could be found to be driving recklessly if he/she drives in a harassing or threatening manner that results in a car accident. In addition to possible civil litigation, criminal charges could stem from reckless driving, especially when it results in a car accident involving others or property damage.
These two cases could proceed simultaneously, but they are separate cases. The outcome of the criminal case has no bearing on the civil case or insurance claim.
Drunk Driving and Related Accidents
A driver who drinks or uses drugs before getting behind the wheel puts everyone on the road in danger. Alcohol and drug use significantly impairs one’s ability to make good decisions, react quickly, and drive responsibly. According to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), 40 percent of all Idaho traffic fatalities occurred in an impaired driving crash.
Drunk or drugged drivers could face criminal charges in addition to the civil case against them handled by our attorneys.
All Forms of Aggressive Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states aggressive driving involves unlawful driving actions such as:
- Improper or excessive lane changing
- Improper passing
- Failing to signal intent
Aggressive driving greatly increases the chance of a car accident occurring. Although it is illegal, it is still common. Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers can help you get justice.
Texting While Driving
Even though texting while driving is inherently dangerous, it has become a major distraction for drivers. Texting and other handheld phone use result in numerous car accidents every year.
While hands-free laws and awareness campaigns have worked to curb some texting while driving, it still occurs far too often. This behavior leads to violating traffic laws and is a major contributor to many crashes.
Falling Asleep While Driving
Falling asleep while driving is one of the major causes of car accidents in the United States. Nearly four percent of all deadly crashes involve tired drivers, and numerous more are injured because another driver fell asleep.
Every car accident involving a fatigued driver is completely preventable—don’t drive when you’re overly tired. Although it may be inconvenient, not driving when you’re tired is essential to protecting not only yourself but all other motorists. It is better to be inconvenienced than to be in a car accident.
Your Legal Options for Pursuing Justice After a Car Accident in Boise
When our attorneys work with a client hurt in a Boise car accident, we handle all aspects of their case. From the first day, we notify the insurance carrier and other parties that we are their contact point from now on. Our client never has to worry about another call.
We assess their legal options, determining the likely liable parties and launching an investigation to build a compelling case that documents what happened. With strong evidence to show negligence and liability, we can demand fair compensation. There are generally three ways we can win a case:
- A settlement with the insurance carrier
- A judgment in arbitration or another alternative dispute resolution measure
- A verdict and award in civil court
Under Idaho Code § 5-219, the statute of limitations is generally two years after the accident date. Missing this or other applicable deadlines could bar you from a financial recovery or at least make getting fair compensation very difficult. We encourage you to reach out to our team as soon as your injuries allow. We can ensure you meet the deadlines and protect your right to pursue fair compensation.
Our Boise Car Accident Team, Fighting for You
Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers provides free initial consultations for Boise car accident victims. We will discuss your options and next steps today for free. We get started on these cases with no upfront costs for victims, too.
We are more than happy to provide you with references from our many satisfied clients. As you will see, we have a proven track record of getting results for our clients. Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers is here to work for you, and we will help you after your car accident.