PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVING BOISE & MERIDIAN, IDAHO
Injuries are often shocking and stressful, and they can leave you facing a mix of emotions. Part of you may feel angry at the party at fault and want to seek revenge. Still, you may also realize that what happened was an accident, and thus, feel guilty about pursuing punishment against them. This is normal and understandable, but allow us to remind you of a few important facts. First of all, when you file a personal injury lawsuit against someone, you’re often targeting their insurance company rather than the individual themselves. Insurance providers exist to cover situations just like yours. They understand that accidents don’t erase responsibility. Therefore, you should not hesitate to take advantage of the resources available to you. It’s completely within your rights to hire an attorney and file a claim.
What’s Classified as a Personal Injury Case?
Anytime you are hurt due to the actions of another, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Though it would not be feasible to list every scenario that would apply, below are some everyday examples of negligence that can lead to unnecessary injury or death:
Reckless, distracted, and high-speed driving of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and boats
Airplane crashes due to incompetent pilots
Bites from dogs that are not leashed or otherwise controlled by their owners
Wet floors, unsecured rugs, and other conditions that lead to slip and falls
Poorly maintained residencies, such as those with icy sidewalks and broken staircases
Negligent building security
When to Seek Legal Counsel
While you may think that it’s not worth filing a lawsuit over a minor injury, you should first know that a claim does not necessarily lead to a trial. Personal injury cases are often settled outside of court, and their resolutions can be of tremendous help to you, even for a relatively insignificant injury. After all, minor wounds still typically require medical treatment, time away from work, and many limitations in your daily life. Rather than simply tolerating these wrongful consequences and footing the bill on your own, the party at fault should compensate you accordingly.
The formal process of determining fault is referred to as proving negligence. Someone who is negligent is merely someone who failed to act responsibly. They may not necessarily have had any ill intent, but that does not mean they should not be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, if you think there may be negligence at play in your case, it is best to seek legal counsel, no matter the size of your injury or the intent of the other party.
Financing a Lawsuit
Again, not all personal injury claims lead to a formal lawsuit. Furthermore, regardless of if your case is settled in or out of the courtroom, you are not billed unless we recover financial compensation. This is known as a contingency fee, and it’s another way of saying we don’t get paid unless you do.
Since there’s no cost to you upfront, you really have nothing to lose by at least exploring your options. Contact our firm to schedule a complimentary consultation. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney and receive answers to any lingering questions that may be weighing on your mind. Even if you decide not to pursue legal action, the worst you could leave with is a clear head and a little less anxiety about your case.
PERSONAL INJURY FIRM
SERVING THE GREATER BOISE AREA
We understand that you may be facing one of the most difficult moments of your life. Recovering from an injury is not only physically challenging — with costly medical bills and time away from work, but it can also be a financial disaster, too. If your injury was caused by another individual or corporation, you could be entitled to compensation for your health care, legal fees, and physical and emotional distress. Contact our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.