Caldwell Wrongful Death Lawyer

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  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.

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Hire us
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Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

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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.

If your loved one suffered a fatal injury because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers can help you seek wrongful death compensation. While no amount of money can compensate for losing someone you love, securing monetary resources can protect your family’s finances and future and provide a measure of justice.

Our firm’s Caldwell, ID, personal injury lawyers can handle your case with compassion and personalized attention. Our commitment to our clients has earned us over 400 5-star reviews. Contact us today for your free consultation.

What Is Wrongful Death?

According to Idaho Statutes § 5-311, a wrongful death is “caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” When a wrongful death occurs, the fatally injured party’s estate and surviving family members can seek compensation for damages.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (DHW) reports that 1,163 Idahoans died from unintentional injuries in 2021, making accidents the fourth leading cause of death in the state. Our Caldwell, ID, wrongful death attorneys have experience with accidents that commonly result in catastrophic and fatal injuries, including the following:

  • Auto accidents. The DWH reports that around 25 percent of unintentional injury deaths in Idaho are vehicle-related. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, 277 people died in crashes on the state’s roadways in 2023, making it the deadliest year for traffic accidents in over two decades. Our firm handles all types of motor vehicle collisions, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents.
  • Slips and falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls caused over 38,000 deaths nationwide in older adults aged 65 and older in 2021, making falls the leading cause of injury death among that age group. We assist with slip and fall accidents caused by negligent property conditions, like torn carpeting, cracked flooring, and broken sidewalks. We also handle other premises liability cases, including claims involving dog bites, drownings, negligent security, and more.
  • Workplace accidents. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that 39 workplace fatalities occurred in 2022, representing a 30 percent increase over the previous year. If your loved one died from a job-related injury, you may qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. Our firm can also help with negligence-based wrongful death claims against liable third parties.
  • Nursing home abuse. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), up to 5 million older adults suffer abuse every year. If your loved one died from abusive or negligent treatment in their nursing home or care facility, we can hold the perpetrators financially responsible.

Since 2011, our firm has helped individuals and families pursue over $40 million in settlements, verdicts, and judgments for personal injuries and wrongful death. Let us help you, too.

How Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers Can Assist You and Your Family

Our lawyers and staff extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. We understand that this is a challenging time for your family, and legal action may be the last thing on your mind.

However, you may face expenses relating to your loved one’s wrongful death that could threaten your financial stability, and that is unfair. You have been through enough. You should not have to pay for an accident caused by someone else’s mistakes, and your family should not experience further suffering due to economic stress.

While you focus on grieving and moving your life forward, our Caldwell, ID, wrongful death lawyers can focus on your case. Our team can:

  • Investigate your loved one’s accident
  • Collect case evidence
  • Identify liable parties
  • Identify and calculate pursuable economic and noneconomic damages
  • Prepare and file insurance claims and legal paperwork
  • Communicate with involved parties, advocate for your best interests, and protect you from undue pressure and bad-faith insurance tactics
  • Aggressively negotiate for the maximum compensation possible
  • Take your case to civil court and represent you at trial if necessary

Our Core Values

Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers is Dedicated To Helping Injured People Recover. We provide all those who seek our assistance with the highest level of legal representation rooted in our core values:

  • Teamwork. Our lawyers and staff work with you to pursue a common goal – full and fair compensation.
  • Integrity. We do the right thing for our clients, colleagues, and community.
  • Heart. We put our heart into our work because we know it makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • Hustle. We never stop striving to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Grit. Our team shows up, works hard, and won’t back down.
  • Innovation. We use the latest technologies to optimize efficiency and expedite your case.
  • Giving back. We give back to our community and raise awareness to make it a safer place to live and work.

We want our services to be affordable and accessible, so we offer free case reviews and work on a contingency fee basis. Hiring us costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket. Call us today to connect with a lawyer near you.

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Wrongful Death Compensation Can Provide Financial Justice

Our Caldwell, ID, wrongful death attorneys are here to help you hold responsible parties financially accountable. Though compensation cannot undo the harm caused, it can give you a sense of justice and ensure the accident does not jeopardize your family’s economic future.

In general, we can seek awards for the following:

  • Medical expenses. We can pursue medical bills related to your loved one’s fatal accident, including the cost of emergency transportation and treatment, hospitalizations, doctor fees, medical procedures, and palliative care.
  • Funeral and burial costs. We can seek compensation for expenses related to laying your loved one to rest.
  • Lost income. We can pursue your loved one’s lost wages, earnings, and employment benefits from the accident until death. We can also seek awards for the loss of your loved one’s future financial support.
  • Household services. We can seek the value of household services your loved one would have provided had they lived.
  • Noneconomic damages. You may qualify for noneconomic compensation for losing your loved one’s companionship, advice, and comfort.

Who Can Seek Wrongful Death Damages?

In Idaho, the following parties can file a wrongful death claim:

  • Your loved one’s personal representative (executor)
  • Heirs of your loved one’s estate
  • Your loved one’s surviving spouse, children, stepchildren, or parents

The following individuals also have a right to take legal action if they depended on your loved one for support and services:

  • Any blood relative
  • Adopted siblings

Proving Wrongful Death Liability

Negligence is the basis for personal injury and wrongful death claims. To prove liability, you will need to establish negligence using the following four elements:

  1. Duty of care. The duty of care is the obligation we all have to act reasonably and prevent harm to others. For example, a property owner has a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
  2. Breach of duty. A breach of duty occurs when a party fails to uphold the duty of care. Breaches vary from situation to situation. In a car accident case, a breach may include speeding, driving drunk, or disobeying traffic laws.
  3. Causation. Causation is proof that a breach of duty led to an accident.
  4. Damages. Damages prove that the accident resulted in monetary losses, pain and suffering, injuries, or wrongful death.

Our Caldwell, ID, wrongful death lawyers will investigate your loved one’s accident and collect evidence to identify liable parties and prove negligence. We can:

  • Visit the accident scene, take photographs and video, collect debris, and document conditions
  • Locate and interview eyewitnesses
  • Track down available surveillance, cell phone, dashcam, or traffic camera footage of the accident
  • Obtain police reports, official accident reports, and medical records
  • Hire and consult with case experts when necessary
  • Prove your losses using bills, invoices, receipts, pay stubs, and estimates
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How Long Do You Have to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Idaho?

According to Idaho Statutes § 5-219, you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you do not act before the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely refuse your case.

The deadline will also affect insurance claims. It will significantly reduce your bargaining power if you cannot reach a settlement before time runs out. You may end up with a denied or reduced payment.

Contact Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers About Your Loved One’s Fatal Accident

You have enough on your plate as you and your family cope with the loss of your loved one. The last thing you need is to add the stress of paperwork, deadlines, and haggling with insurance agents. Let our Caldwell, ID, wrongful death lawyers shoulder your legal burden so you can focus your time and energy on healing and getting life back on track.

We make working with our team easy. We help you get started with a free case review and only collect attorney’s fees unless and until we obtain compensation. Our team is available 24/7 to connect with you, including weekend appointments. Call Sargent Law Firm Injury Lawyers today or contact us online to learn more about how we can pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

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.

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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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