Caldwell Car Accident Lawyer

If you hire us for your case, you can expect 3 things:

  1. Proactive communication about your case, 24/7.
  2. Scheduled updates on your case.
  3. Aggressive representation.

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We Make Working With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Easy

When you sign up with the personal injury lawyers at Sargent Law Firm, the first thing we do is contact the at-fault party’s insurance company and let them know we are representing you. Once they know they have to go through us, they will know that you have experienced legal advocates on your side.

OUR 7-STEP PROCESS:

Free Case Review
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Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

Hire us
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Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

Case Plan
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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations
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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages
Settlement
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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation
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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers fights for those harmed by negligence and wrongdoing. If an at-fault party caused your car accident, we can advocate for your rights and tirelessly pursue the compensation you deserve.

We put our hearts into our work because we know what we do makes a difference in our clients’ lives. Our commitment to service is evident in our firm’s more than 400 5-star reviews. Contact our Caldwell, ID, personal injury lawyers and get started on the road to financial recovery today with a free consultation.

Idaho Car Accident Victims Can Seek Compensation from At-Fault Parties

Idaho is a fault-based auto insurance state. When an accident happens, the party who caused the crash is financially responsible for the resulting damages. Drivers must carry auto liability insurance to pay for collisions. According to the Idaho Department of Insurance, minimum coverage amounts are as follows:

  • $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident in bodily injury liability
  • $15,000 in property damage liability

Auto insurance policies in Idaho must also include uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) protection (usually equal to bodily injury coverage) unless rejected by the policyholder in writing. UM/UIM can help pay for injuries caused by hit-and-run drivers and drivers without insurance or sufficient coverage to satisfy your losses.

Recoverable Damages

Our firm’s Caldwell, ID, car accident lawyers have one primary goal – maximizing your economic and non-economic damages. In general, we can seek compensation for the following:

  • Emergency transportation and treatment
  • Hospital and doctor fees
  • Medical procedures
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term nursing
  • Lost wages, earnings, and employment benefits
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Vehicle and personal property damages
  • Household services
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Why Choose Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers to Fight for You?

Insurance companies will look out for their bottom line, not your best interests. To get the money you need, you will have to present a solid claim and negotiate aggressively. Even then, you may not receive fair treatment.

When you have an injury, you need someone in your corner. Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers can be that someone. We handle each case with the personal attention it deserves. We take care of your legal issues so you can turn your attention toward healing.

Our Seven-Step Process

Our team’s skill and experience have yielded over $40 million in settlements, judgments, and verdicts for our clients. When you work with us, we make understanding your case and its progression easy and stress free with our seven-step process:

  1. Free case review. We have staff available 24/7 to take your call and get you started with a free case review. During this initial consultation, our lawyers will gather information about your claim and discuss your options.
  2. Hire our Caldwell, ID, car accident attorney. Hiring our firm costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket. We only collect attorney fees if and when we obtain compensation for you.
  3. Plan your case. We will develop a case plan tailored to your goals and individual needs and execute that plan to build a solid claim for compensation.
  4. Medical treatment. Our team can help you obtain medical treatment for car accident injuries, even if you do not have health insurance.
  5. Negotiations. We will aggressively negotiate for the maximum compensation possible for your monetary losses and pain and suffering.
  6. Settlement. We will do everything possible to secure a full and fair insurance or pre-trial settlement.
  7. Litigation. We will not back down from taking your case to civil court and fighting for you at trial if that is what it takes to get the compensation owed to you.

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Common Car Accident Causes

According to the Idaho Transportation Department, 277 people died in traffic crashes in Idaho in 2023, making it the deadliest year for vehicle collisions in the past two decades. These accident fatalities included 32 deaths in Canyon County, more than any other county.

The department reports that the most common causes of auto accidents in the state include:

  • Alcohol/drug impairment
  • Speeding
  • Failure to maintain lane position
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driver inattention
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving left of the centerline
  • Overcorrecting
  • Improper passing
  • Failure to obey stop signs or signals

Proving Car Accident Liability

In most car accident cases, financial responsibility rests with a negligent driver and their insurance company. However, sometimes, a driver’s employer, a property owner, or a third party may be liable.

Our Caldwell, ID, car accident lawyers can investigate your collision and determine its cause. We can construct your claim and prove your right to compensation using evidence, including:

  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Cell phone, dashcam, traffic camera, or surveillance video of the crash
  • Photographs, videos, and debris from the accident scene
  • Crash reconstruction reports
  • Expert testimony
  • Receipts, bills, invoices, pay stubs, estimates, and other proof of your losses

Our firm handles auto accident cases involving car collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian and bicycle accidents. If someone hurts you, we can help.

How Will Negligence Affect Your Case?

Negligence is the basis of personal injury claims. A party is negligent when:

  1. They owe another individual a duty of care. In a car accident case, the duty of care is the legal obligation all drivers have to operate their vehicles safely and obey traffic laws.
  2. They fail to uphold their duty of care. A motorist breaches the duty of care when they drive recklessly, dangerously, or break the law.
  3. Their breach of duty results in an accident.
  4. The accident causes injuries and financial damages.

Idaho follows a comparative negligence model. According to Idaho Statutes § 6-801, plaintiffs can seek compensation from negligent parties according to their percentage of liability for an accident. Under the law, if a plaintiff is more than 50 percent liable, they cannot recover damages.

For example, if you have $100,000 in losses but the court finds you are 30 percent at fault, you would receive $70,000. If the court finds you 51 percent at fault, you get nothing. Insurance companies know the law, so it will also affect your claims even if your case does not go to court.

To reduce their clients’ financial responsibility, opposing parties may try to blame you for your accident and prove you were negligent. Our lawyers will defend you from allegations aimed at reducing your settlement or verdict.

What Should You Do After an Auto Accident in Caldwell, ID?

Idaho Statutes § 49-1305 requires that drivers report car accidents involving injuries, death, or property damages exceeding $1,500 to the nearest police or sheriff’s department. If an officer was at the scene of the crash, they made the report. If not, our lawyers can help you notify the police.

Our firm can also help you obtain medical care if you did not receive treatment at the time of the accident. Seeing a doctor protects your health and creates a medical record for your case. Make sure you follow your physician’s orders, attend future appointments, and avoid work or activities that could worsen your injury.

If an insurance agent contacts you about your accident, do not go into detail about the collision, your injuries, or who may be at fault. Do not agree to give a recorded statement or accept an initial (often lowball) settlement offer. Instead, have the insurance company call us. We will handle all case-related communications, which protects you from undue pressure and bad-faith tactics.

How Soon Should You Start on a Car Accident Claim?

You should notify your insurance company and the at-fault party’s insurance company about your car accident as soon as possible. Failing to promptly notify insurers could complicate your claim and hurt your chances of securing a successful settlement.

If recovering compensation through insurance is not possible, we can pursue your losses with a lawsuit. According to Idaho Statutes § 5-219, you have two years to file suit for personal injury or wrongful death. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely reject your case. Our legal team can help you get started today.

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Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers About Your Caldwell, ID, Auto Accident

Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping personal injury victims across Idaho. If you or a loved one suffered harm because of the actions of a negligent driver or other liable party, we will work tirelessly to secure financial justice for you and your family.

Our Caldwell, ID, car accident lawyers will stand up for your rights and handle your case so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track. We offer free case reviews and serve clients on a contingency-fee basis, so there is no financial risk to get started. Contact us today.

Sargent Law Firm’s Recent Personal Injury Claim Results

When Sargent Law Firm represents you, our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your damages. Here are some of our recent results for personal injury claims in California and Idaho.

Every case is unique, and this partial list of our recent results does not guarantee your case will have the same or a similar outcome. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today so we can evaluate your case based on its own merits.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm’s Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Sargent Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving injured parties and their families the support you’ll need to recover and move forward. We create a specific legal plan tailored to your case, which is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our California and Idaho personal injury attorneys.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

No Up-Front Cost

Our clients do not pay us until we win your case!

 

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

Technology

A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

 

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