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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.
Lost Wage Reimbursement in a Car Accident Case
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Boise, Idaho or a car accident anywhere in Idaho that prevents you from earning your income, that income flow loss can be one of the most painful parts of your damages claim. The problem is, in a third-party liability case where somebody else caused damage to you they don’t have to reimburse you pay-as-you-go. It doesn’t happen. There’s another form of injury cases, workers’ compensation claims, where that is the rule, where you’ll get some of your wages while you’re recovering from your injury. A Boise, Idaho car accident doesn’t happen that way.
You have to be careful about your resources, and we can calculate and ultimately recover and get you paid back the income that you have lost. In the short-term, you’ve lost those wages and you’ve lost that cash flow, and that can really impact what’s going to go on with your bills and your ability to pay your own medical expenses and all those things that are happening in your life. One of the things you get with good lawyers and your lost wage component is we can help sometimes with managing the collections side and let them know that those wages will be coming back. It can be a part of the representation the we provide in appropriate circumstances. This is one of the most painful parts of a Boise, Idaho car accident case— figuring out how to manage financially when resources aren’t coming in that are expected.
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.
Were you injured in a crash in Boise? Read our Car Accident Tips and contact our experienced Boise Car Accident Attorneys at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.