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December 17, 2018

Idaho “Slip and Fall” Injury Claims

One of the things we frequently spend time counseling potential clients about are so-called slip and fall cases.  People call about about fall injuries incurred at every big name retailer you can think of-- Walmart, Alb

December 03, 2018

10 Questions Frequently Asked Of Injury Lawyers

1.  Do I Really Need A Personal Injury Lawyer To Help Me? Studies by the insurance industry have shown that accident victims who have an experienced accident attorney often receive considerably more than those who are

November 12, 2018

Medical Terms In Personal Injury Law

Medical DefinitionsOne of the things that people often find somewhat bewildering after an injury accident is their forced introduction to a wide variety of medical terms.  This includes doctors with specialtie

November 11, 2018

Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

What To Expect In Response to Your First Phone CallUnlike "high volume" TV-advertising firms, the practice at Hepworth Holzer is for a lawyer to talk with you during your initial phone call.   Our goal is to

November 05, 2018

Damages Caused by An Uninsured Driver In Idaho

The law requires all drivers to have liability insurance in Idaho to cover accidents that are their fault.  Unfortunately, not all drivers follow the law.  If you are in a car collision where one of those uninsured dri

September 19, 2018

Wrongful Death From An Auto Accident

Sudden Wrongful Death The death of a loved one is always difficult, but a sudden wrongful death auto collision or other motor vehicle accident can be particularly devastating.A civil wrongful death claim when you’v

July 19, 2018

What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

“What is my claim or case worth?” Unsurprisingly, most injured clients ask that question.Falsehoods in the media often have people confused about what sort of monetary recovery they should expect.  This is true wh

July 12, 2018

What Car Insurance Should An Idaho Driver Buy?

John Edwards discusses what car insurance you should buy and describes some of the differences between types of coverage.Click Here to Listen to the Podcast Episode What Car Insurance Coverage Should I Buy? If you'

July 09, 2018

Things You Should Do After A Car Accident

In this episode of our podcast, John Edwards discusses the various things you should do, and things to avoid, after a car accident. What Should I Do After Being Injured In A Car Accident? The first thing is, call the pol

June 12, 2018

What Is A Product Liability Case?

Charlie Hepworth answers the question "what is a product liability case" in this episode of our firm podcast.As Charlie explains, product liability is the term that refers to the legal responsibility for items sold i

June 04, 2018

Idaho Bicycle Accident Lawyer Kurt Holzer

Kurt Holzer is an avid cyclist and racer.   Charlie Hepworth rides regularly for recreation and his wife is a world number #1 age group triathlon racer.   The firm offers unique depth in its understanding of Idah

June 04, 2018

Do I Have A Broken Medical Device Case?

One thing is for certain about any broken medical device case, it will be  complex.   In this episode of our podcast, Charlie Hepworth discusses some of the issues related to this type of case.Click Here to Liste

May 21, 2018

Bike Safety for Kids – 5 Tips For Children

Learning to ride a bike is still an American right of passage for a young child and that makes bike safety for kids important.The freedom bike riding brings to kids also needs some common-sense parenting to avoid

May 15, 2018

Calculating Lost Income In Personal Injury Cases

People with a claim regularly wonder whether they can recover their lost income in personal injury cases in Idaho.  Idaho law provides people injured in car accidents, through medical negligence, in a semi-truck colli

April 30, 2018

Idaho Wrongful Death Claims (Podcast)

Idaho wrongful death claims are a unique type of legal case.  Special rules adopted by the legislature apply to these cases.  Leading Idaho injury attorney John Janis explains Idaho wrongful death cases and the issues

April 10, 2018

Semi Truck Wrecks In Idaho

Semi Truck Wrecks Are Not Just Car Wrecks Serious Injuries and Damages When not operated or maintained properly, 18-wheelers, semis and tractor trailers can cause catastrophic injuries and death. Accident reconstruction

April 02, 2018

Compensation For Personal Injury In Idaho

The law provides particular rules about compensation for personal injury claims in Idaho. It can be one of the most misunderstood aspects of injury law. But these are the actual things that a person who hurts you is resp

March 05, 2018

How Can A Chiropractor Hurt You? (Podcast)

Chiropractic Malpractice Can Lead to Injuries In this podcast Kurt Holzer discusses some types of chiropractor  malpractice.  Click Here to Listen to the Entire Podcast First: Failure to diagnose a medical condit

February 28, 2018

Suing a Doctor For Negligence (Podcast)

Medical malpractice claims In Idaho are complex.  This transcript of a Hepworth Holzer podcast with Kurt Holzer discusses some of the basic issues arising in those cases. Click Here to Listen to the Full Podcast W

February 25, 2018

Safe Driving In Snow

Safe driving in snow is no accident.  Statistically, accidents on snowy and icy roads claim the lives of twice as many people as all other severe weather hazards combined. Icy roads also contribute to millions in proper

January 10, 2018

Idaho Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Idaho Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Tend To Be Long Expensive Fights. The reality is no one wants to be part of an Idaho medical malpractice lawsuit.  When we are patients we tend to place a great amount of trust with o

January 08, 2018

What Do Idaho Injury Attorneys Do Anyway?

The Process of Getting a Client's Claim Ready Takes Focus and Effort It is fair to wonder what it is that personal injury attorneys do.  For good attorneys, the answer is deceptively simple: We get cases ready fo

January 02, 2018

A Checklist: What To Do After A Car Accident

What to do after a car accident is a question you would rather never need to have to ask but, collisions happen.   Getting in a car wreck is an unpleasant and stressful experience.  It is important to try to keep a cl

December 20, 2017

Seven Basics of Idaho Personal Injury Law

Idaho personal injury law involves civil claims for money damages (as opposed to criminal claims). The claims arise when a person is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another perso

December 18, 2017

Winter Driving Safety Tips

The beginning of winter is always a good time to refresh your knowledge of safe winter driving skills.  Get prepared for the challenge before the cold & wet weather sets in for good. Slow  And Cautious Is Winter D

December 11, 2017

Semi-Truck Accidents: Tips On Filing Your Claim

Semi-truck accidents occur regularly.   Because of their immense size  and weight the injuries that victims incur are often severe. We have handled many semi-truck accidents that were devastating for injured victims

November 23, 2017

Ten Things To Know After A Car Accident Injury

There are many things to know after a car accident injury.   People dealing with injuries caused by others often make mistakes that cost them money  because they don't understand the liability injury world and the per

November 15, 2017

Stay Safe on Those Winter Roads

Icy road conditions make winter driving extra dangerous.  Statistically, accidents on icy roads claim the lives of twice as many people as all other severe weather hazards combined. Icy roads also contribute to millions

November 13, 2017

Picking a Safe Car for A Teen Driver

Sooner than I want it to be picking a safe car for a teen driver is an issue I will face.  I know other parents of teen drivers, often find themselves wondering how to choose the best car for their teen without draining

November 03, 2017

Wrongful Death Claims In Idaho

When a person is killed because of another person’s neglect or a company’s recklessness, Idaho law allows a lawsuit to be brought for wrongful death.  Until Idaho Code section 5-311 was passed, a negligent person h

November 02, 2017

Crashes Involving Semi-Trucks Cause Great Damage

Last June there was a multi-vehicle crash involving four semi trucks near Jerome.  According to KTVB News Channel Seven, and other outlets, the incident occurred on Interstate 84, near Hazelton, at milepost 191.  It ha

November 02, 2017

Mediation In Injury Cases: It Has Its Place

Lawsuits get resolved in a number of ways, one of which is mediation.  While many Idaho injury claims can be fairly settled without a lawsuit being brought, sometimes a case needs to be filed. After filing a lawsuit the

October 27, 2017

Another Fatigued Driver, Another Car Crash

We see a lot of these news stories over the years. Two people suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 95. According to KBOI News Channel Two, the incident happened on Tuesday July 5, at about 6:00 a.m.. 

October 01, 2017

Texting While Driving Kills

You put your life and those of strangers at risk every time you try to text while driving. Texting while driving kills. Distracted Driving Increases Your Risk of Injury Of all the distracted driving problems, texting i