Were you or a loved one hurt in a car accident? Check out these Boise car accident tips, then call our attorneys for a free consultation.
Car Accident Claim Timeline
Anybody who is involved in a car accident injury claim in Boise, Idaho or anywhere is always wondering how long it’s going to take and when a case will be over. That’s not just a valid question but an important question. The answer is that it depends. It depends on how hurt you were. What’s the scope of the injury care that you need? What are the medical processes you are going through? When have you recovered? It also depends on who the bad guy is who caused the injury and how they’re behaving. Who’s their insurance company? You can resolve claims relatively quickly, but they tend to be the smaller, easy-going claims, claims that are not hard to evaluate.
Bigger claims of greater magnitude, where the damages are larger and there’s long-term impairments and pain and suffering that that Boise, Idaho car accident imposed upon you, tend to take longer. If there’s a lot of conflict, the case can go to trial. We know those trials can be 18 to 24 months down the road from the time the lawsuit is filed. You don’t want to file your lawsuit until you’re ready to try to resolve your claim. You often try to resolve that claim before you file your lawsuit.
How long is it going to take? The answer is it depends on your situation. We’re happy to discuss your situation with you. Just call us or reach out to us, and one of us would be happy to discuss your case with you. Talk to a real lawyer here at a firm like this to figure out your situation.
Car Accident Case Value
Wondering what damages you can recover or what the value of your case is when you’re in a car accident case in Boise or even up north or out east in Idaho is a difficult proposition. It seems like it should be easy.
Economic losses can include lost wages and medical expenses, but even medical expenses can be complex. Who paid for them? Are there write-downs? Are they actually causally related to your wreck? What about that lost income? It’s easy if you’re an hourly worker. It’s pretty straightforward that you’ve missed so many hours and it’s by the hourly rate, but maybe that caused you to miss out on some bonuses. What if you’re self-employed? What if you’re a small business person and you’ve lost the opportunity to be at your storefront? What if you’re a construction person and you can’t make some bids on some jobs that you think you probably would have gotten? Those things make even calculating that value difficult. Then you get to the really complex things, which are the lost value of life. People don’t ask you, if you’ve been injured, how much your medical expenses cost. Your friends ask you how you’re doing, if you’re back to things yet, if you’re back water skiing after your Boise, Idaho car accident, if you’re back to snow skiing or running or driving your ATV – whatever those things are that you like to do. Did you miss out on a hunting season? Those are real losses, and those losses have to be evaluated and calculated, and they can only be evaluated and calculated based on your situation. There is no formula, there is no chart, and there is no graph for us to calculate your losses. If you see somebody trying to do it that way, that’s somebody’s who doing it wrong. We need to understand you to be able to help evaluate your case. The way to help us start understanding you is to reach out to us. Let us have an initial conversation to see if we are the right lawyers for you to help you figure out what your case is worth, what damages you should recover, and what the value of your claim is.
Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
Figuring out who you want your attorney to be for your Boise, Idaho car accident can be a daunting process. How do you make that selection? You make that selection by looking at the people involved. Don’t succumb to TV advertising and don’t succumb to billboards. Look at an attorney’s background. Today, on the internet, you can find out about people’s backgrounds. What have they accomplished? Are they real trial attorneys? Personal injury trial attorneys with a success in the courtroom is what you want for your Boise, Idaho car accident lawyer.
You want an attorney who’s had success, and you want an attorney who has experience and understands the scope of the types of injuries that you’re facing. You also want an attorney who has been recognized by one of the many rating agencies by his colleagues and his fellow attorneys. You want an attorney who teaches other lawyers how to go about the process of being a personal injury attorney. Look at whether they’re rated AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Are they ten-rated by Avvo? Are they members of the American College of Trial Lawyers? Are they members of AAJ? Are they members of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association? You want attorneys who are involved in all of those types of organizations and have received accolades from those types of organizations for their successes. You want attorneys who know what to do when it comes to the types of defenses that an insurance company throws up for a Boise, Idaho car accident case. You don’t want to cut any corners, and you want an attorney who you’re comfortable with. You want an attorney you can work with— somebody with whom you would have a good relationship that can last beyond meeting them as part of your car accident claim. You also want somebody you can call up later and ask questions, who wants that relationship to sustain over time. Spend the time looking at the background of the attorney, spend the time looking at their accolades, and spend the time getting to know them when you interview them. That’s what you should do. You should interview your attorneys to make sure that they’re somebody you’re comfortable with.
If you still have questions after reading these Boise car accident tips then contact our experienced Boise Car Accident Attorneys at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.