Twin Falls Car Accident Attorney
Cars and pickup trucks come in all shapes and sizes and are found everywhere in Idaho. Here we are especially reliant on them given the wide-open spaces that we enjoy. Each vehicle has one thing in common; they are all driven by friends, family, and loved ones.
In Twin Falls and surrounding areas, people must be aware of other drivers as well as animals, livestock, and slow-moving farm vehicles. An accident could happen in a moment, but the injuries and suffering that come from such a terrible event often last a lifetime. Indeed, sometimes they result in the death of a loved one. The accident attorneys at Racine Olson are experienced in these types of collision. Not only do they have the experience to handle such a case, they are able to explain the law in a way that will make you feel more comfortable about trusting them with your problem.Motor Vehicle Accidents Arise from Many Causes
A motor vehicle accident can occur due to a multitude of different hazards that can be found on the roadway. The first and most obvious is when another party fails to act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances. Perhaps the driver is driving too fast or is distracted. That person can lose control, cross over the lane divider, and a collision occurs which changes everyone’s lives. The driver who was speeding, or distracted, should be held responsible for the injuries that were caused as a result of the accident. For instance, that person should reimburse the innocent driver or passenger for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost future earning capacity, as well as other damages.
Another way that an accident can occur is when livestock is encountered on the highway. This is a complicated area due to Idaho’s open range and herd district laws. When a person is in an accident with farm animals, it is best to contact an attorney so that this complicated area can be researched and explained.
Of course, with Idaho’s rapidly changing weather, this can also be the cause for an accident. Drivers may not be proceeding cautiously in a snowstorm, or, in other words, driving too fast for conditions. The driver who causes the accident may claim that it was the result of snowy or icy roads, making him or her unable to stop in time. However, the Idaho Supreme Court has made clear that slipping or sliding on ice is not an excuse and the person who failed to maintain control of his or her vehicle, even on icy roads, has no excuse for causing an accident. Once again, it is important to contact an attorney so that the law which is applicable to your particular situation is fully explored.Insurance
There are several insurance issues which may arise as a result of a motor vehicle accident. These concern how much insurance is available from the at fault party, whether or not the injured party’s own underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage will cover the accident, and even a person’s own health insurance. When this many entities are involved, there are subrogation interests and other claims that are made by one insurance company against another or even against the injured party.
Here at Racine Olson, we are confident in our ability to help you with all of these issues. From the time you first walk into our office, to that last time when you leave, we will do our best to make you feel at home. We will keep you informed of your case’s status and what the next step is that needs to be taken. Your Racine Olson team will be happy to help. Give us a call. Problem Solved.