Caldwell Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are often sudden, happening in the blink of an eye. One minute you are driving to the bank or the grocery store, and the next, you have been t-boned by an SUV that’s run a red light. The injuries you sustain will vary based on the accident, ranging from the discomfort of whiplash to long-lasting hospital stays.
No matter the extent of your injuries or the damage to your car, if you are in a motor vehicle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you are owed compensation and justice for your injuries. The immediate aftermath of your accident can leave you confused, and you may not know where to begin when it comes to filing a claim or seeking damages. The Caldwell, ID car accident attorneys at Feller & Wendt are here to provide our many years of experience and documented success as a personalized guide through the world of personal injury.
Why You Should Contact a Caldwell Car Accident Lawyer After Your Car Accident
Don’t try to navigate your car accident claim alone. It’s important to remember that the insurance company is not your friend, and filing a claim without the assistance of a steadfast and dedicated attorney will likely result in a low settlement offer or even a dismissed claim. When you partner with a dedicated attorney from Feller & Wendt, you are giving yourself the ability to concentrate on yourself and your recovery while we get to work on the following important aspects of your case:
Your attorney will immediately begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your case, which will involve the identification of a liable party. This is done through the four components of negligence, which include:
- Duty of care: This is the expectation that you follow the basic rules of the road while driving and do not operate your vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Breach of care: When another driver decides to drive while intoxicated, this is considered a direct breach of their duty.
- Causation and the resulting damages: While drinking and driving is illegal, it does not immediately qualify other drivers to file a personal injury claim against their insurance. Instead, the breach of care must directly cause and be linked to your injury and resulting damages.
Idaho currently adheres to a comparative negligence law, which means you are allowed to file a claim to recover damages as long as you are deemed to be less than 50% responsible for the accident and your injuries.
To prove fault, your attorney will gather and assess any potentially relevant evidence. Examples of evidence commonly used in drunk driving personal injury claims include traffic camera footage, eyewitness testimony, detailed medical records, BAC results, police reports, and even expert testimony.
Much of this evidence is time-sensitive, like the security camera footage, so it is important you contact a Caldwell car accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Filing Your Claim
Idaho currently has a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. This means that you have exactly two years from the date of your drunk driving accident to have filed all of the necessary paperwork with the appropriate insurance company.
Having an attorney on your side means not having to worry about missing the deadline or not including an accurate representation of the full extent of your losses, which can often result in a low settlement offer. Your attorney will also handle all other aspects of the claim, which include the negotiation and possible filing for reevaluation.
Fighting for a High Settlement
You deserve compensation that actually covers the losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. When you file without a Caldwell, ID car accident lawyer, you run the risk of a low settlement offer or even an attempt at shifting the blame toward you. Your attorney is here to accurately represent how the accident has impacted you, both financially and emotionally. Your settlement for your drunk driving accident can include both economic and non-economic damages, which means potential compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Rehabilitative or physical therapy
- Missed wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Anxiety or depression as a result of the accident
Idaho currently has a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.
Injured in a Car Accident? Feller & Wendt Can Help Today
Give yourself the luxury of concentrating on recovering from your accident with friends and family while a dedicated Caldwell car accident attorney from Feller & Wendt works tirelessly to get you the results you deserve. With many years of experience to bring to the table, our team is ready to immediately get started working on your case. We’re even prepared to take it to court, if need be. To get started today with a free consultation and case evaluation, please give our office a call at (208)-391-5945 or fill out our contact form.