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Understanding Comparative Negligence Doctrine in Idaho

Fault refers to someone’s legal responsibility for an accident. Fault will go to the person or party most responsible for causing the victim’s damages, such as a distracted driver in an auto accident claim. Not all accidents assign 100% of fault to a defendant. Some cases involve comparative fault. Comparative fault refers
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Can a Car Accident Cause Degenerative Disc Disease?

Many people who suffer harm in car accidents not only sustain new injuries but also aggravate pre-existing medical conditions. A car accident cannot directly cause degenerative disc disease, but it can easily exacerbate the symptoms of this condition. Degenerative disc disease is the result of natural aging, so while a plaintiff cannot
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4 Nighttime Pedestrian Safety Tips

With Halloween around the corner, now is a good time to refresh your memory on a few critical nighttime pedestrian safety tips. More child pedestrians are walking around at night on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Whether you are sending your children out to trick-or-treat this year or
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What Is Spondylosis and How Is it Caused?

Spondylosis is a type of spinal cord degeneration. Degeneration is a breakdown of matter such as bones and spinal fluids. In the back and neck, degeneration can cause back problems, including chronic pain and immobility. Spondylosis can compromise the movement and function of the spine by damaging its disks and joints. Trauma
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3 Definite Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease might not be the first injury that comes to mind when you think about car accidents, yet thousands of crash survivors struggle with this condition for the rest of their lives after suffering back injuries. Degenerative disc disease causes chronic pain and immobility. Most crash survivors do not realize
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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes of car accidents. In 2016, 3,369 car accidents in Utah occurred during lane changes. Over 600 of these accidents caused injuries, while two were fatal. “Leaving traffic lane” was another significant cause of collisions, with 608 such accidents total in 2016. Liability
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What Happens After a Fatal Car Accident?

In Utah, someone dies in a car accident every 36 hours. In 2017, a total of 272 people lost their lives in fatal Utah vehicle accidents. Losing a loved one in an auto accident is a tragedy. The aftermath of a fatal accident can be difficult to navigate as a surviving family
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Can I Sue a Hospital for Negligence?

When you check into a hospital, you expect the best of care. After all, hospitals are meant to heal. Unfortunately, sometimes hospitals fail to provide adequate care, which can lead to infection, injury, or worse – death. What are your options when you or a loved one leave the hospital with an
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What Are Punitive Damages in a Lawsuit?

If a person who exhibited reckless or extremely negligent behavior at the time of an accident has injured you, you may be eligible for punitive damages as part of your overall recovery settlement. Punitive damages refer to damages required beyond that of compensatory damages, and are intended as punitive to the party
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