The sudden death of a loved one can be devastating. Besides dealing with the emotional loss, you may find yourself overwhelmed by funeral arrangements, financial issues, and other issues related to the “business” of death.
Insurance is one of life’s necessities. That’s why many laws and lenders require it. We pay the premiums faithfully and hope that if we ever need our insurance, it will cover some of the most extreme expenses that we may not otherwise be able to afford.
Say a tree falls on your roof and you seek compensation from your homeowners’ insurance policy. The adjuster drags his feet and, after what seems like an eternity, offers you a quarter or a half of what the repairs will cost. You look at your policy and it promises full compensation. What do you do?
People are injured every day in Idaho due to someone else’s negligence. Their damages may include not only physical injury but emotional distress, medical expense, lost wages, and in the case of a loved one’s death, funeral expense, loss of consortium, and loss of income.
In a 2016 survey, one-third of respondents (33%) stated that they talked to a personal injury attorney following a motor vehicle accident because someone else suggested they do so. But how do you know if hiring a personal injury attorney is a wise decision for you?
In 2019, there were nearly 27,000 automobile crashes in the State of Idaho, causing injuries to thousands of accident victims. For some, their injuries were immediately evident. Others didn’t experience symptoms of traumatic injury until days, months, or even years later.
You’ve been in a car accident. Perhaps law enforcement was at the scene taking your statement. You exchanged insurance information with the driver of the other vehicle involved. Maybe you were injured or someone else was injured.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving. In distracted driving cases, a reporting law enforcement officer determines that distraction was a leading or contributing factor in the crash.
If you are involved in an accident or collision in Idaho, you must be prepared to act responsibly and in accordance with State law. The following are some general guidelines and more specific requirements to follow in case of an accident.