Filing a claim for personal injury in Idaho is something that anyone who has been injured through negligence should consider. Some people avoid filing claims because they fear having a confrontation with the liable party. Others avoid filing claims because they think they have waited too long.
In the state of Idaho you can file a claim for personal injury within two years of the injury occurrence. As long as you can prove you were injured through the use of witnesses, evidence, and other documentation then you will have a chance to succeed. Idaho will award damages to claims as long as the defendant is more than 50 per cent responsible for the injury.
|Idaho Personal Injury Laws|
Statute of Limitations
|Damages Recoverable||Cost of household help, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, future earning ability, medical expenses|
|Strict Liability||Product manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by a consumer product|
|Joint Liability||Each defendant liable for percent of damages as determined by court|
|Contributory Negligence||Damages may only be awarded if the plaintiff is 50% or less at fault.|
Before you can file, or even contact, a lawyer you must get yourself ready to file your claim. This means becoming organized if you are not already. Write down everything that happened before and immediately following your injury. Include the name and location of any doctors' offices or hospitals visited, the treatments received, and pictures of your injury if you have them available.
Document the contact information of anyone who can prove that you were in fact injured because of the defendant's negligence. This includes the names and phone numbers of individuals, who were at the site of the occurrence, family members who saw you when you were injured, and any one involved in your medical treatment. All of this information will be needed to file your claim for personal injury in Idaho.
It is common to not know where to file a personal injury claim in Idaho. Many people go there entire lives without setting foot inside of a court house and even then they might only visit a specific court house to settle a matter that has nothing to do with injuries or claims. When you are ready to file your personal injury claim you should go to the county where the injury occurred. Do not go to the courthouse that is near you if your injury did not take place in that county. If you are nervous about filing on your own do not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer who will file a claim on your behalf.
This is the important part of filing your personal injury claim that some people avoid. While it is possible to create your claim yourself and only use an attorney to file the document it can be best to hire an attorney to represent you. The attorney you hire will go to court with you and present your case professionally and with experience.
For more detailed information about your specific case, contact an Idaho Personal Injury Lawyer.