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Ron Shepherd

How Do You Know When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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?

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Ron Shepherd

Common Injuries After an Auto Accident

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.

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Ron Shepherd

What Not to Say to An Insurance Adjuster

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.

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Ron Shepherd

Distracted Driving Laws in Idaho: What You Need to Know

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.

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Ron Shepherd

What to Do After a Car Accident

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.

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Texting and Driving

Idaho has a law against manually texting and driving, with a penalty of $85.00 if you get cited.  Voice-operated devices are legal to operate while driving but can also result in...

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Ron Shepherd

What to Expect

What to Expect – Understanding Personal Injury Lawsuits If you have been in an accident, there are a lot of questions running through your head and […]

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Ron Shepherd

Is Your Settlement Taxable?

Is an auto accident settlement taxable income? Many of my clients often ask the question of whether the settlement he or she receives in an auto […]

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Ron Shepherd

Who is at fault?

Many factors determine liability (or fault) for damages and injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents.  For example, Driver 1 is seriously injured when Driver 2 cuts […]

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