Personal injury claims can be complex and stressful. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Idaho, you may be wondering what damages you can pursue in your personal injury claim. This blog post will explore the potential damages you can seek in a personal injury claim in Idaho.
One of the most common damages in personal injury claims is medical expenses. If you were injured in an accident, you may have incurred medical bills for hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and other treatments. These expenses can quickly add up and become overwhelming. In Idaho, you can seek compensation for all medical expenses related to your injury, including future medical expenses.
If your injury has caused you to miss work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This includes any income you lost while you were unable to work, as well as any future income you may lose due to your injury. In some cases, an injury may be so severe that it prevents you from working in the future. In such cases, you can seek compensation for lost earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, you may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional pain you experienced as a result of your injury. In Idaho, pain and suffering damages are typically awarded based on the severity of the injury and the impact it has on your life.
If your accident resulted in damage to your property, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement. This can include damage to your vehicle, your home, or any other property that was damaged in the accident.
If a loved one has died as a result of an accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. In Idaho, the surviving family members of the deceased can seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitations
It’s important to note that there is a statute of limitations in Idaho for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an accident. In Idaho, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file your claim within the statute of limitations, you may be barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.
Idaho follows a comparative negligence system, which means that if you were partially at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, your compensation may be reduced. For example, if you were injured in a car accident but were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, your compensation may be reduced because you contributed to your injuries. In Idaho, you can still recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident, but your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Navigating the legal process of a personal injury claim can be overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with injuries and medical expenses. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help alleviate the stress and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. An attorney can investigate the accident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
If you have been injured in an accident in Idaho, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and wrongful death. It’s important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights. Remember to act quickly, as there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Idaho.
Hepworth Holzer, LLP is a law firm based in Boise, Idaho, with over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you explore the potential damages in your personal injury claim in Idaho.
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
Our attorneys can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine liability for your injuries. We work with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
Maximizing Your Compensation
At Hepworth Holzer, LLP, our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. We can help you explore all potential damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and wrongful death, and fight for your rights in court.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies may try to offer you a settlement that is lower than what you deserve. Our attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Representation in Court
If necessary, our attorneys can represent you in court to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of success in personal injury cases and are not afraid to go to trial if necessary.
If you have been injured in an accident in Idaho, it’s important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you explore the potential damages in your case and fight for your rights. Hepworth Holzer, LLP can provide you with the guidance and representation you need to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.