Burley Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident, seeking financial compensation will be an important part of the recovery process. Your losses are likely to be far greater than you realize, and they could impact you and your family for years – if not decades – to come. In most cases, seeking compensation means dealing with the insurance companies. However, you cannot trust the insurance companies to treat you fairly; and in order to protect your rights, you will need experienced legal representation — so don’t hire an attorney to represent you that you have not met.
At Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold PLLC, we are committed to fighting for accident victims and their families. With offices in Burley, we represent clients throughout Southern Idaho, and we have a proven record of success in insurance settlement negotiations and at trial. With over 65 years of combined personal injury experience, our attorneys know what it takes to win. We believe in securing justice for our clients. If you have a claim for compensation, we will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Experienced Representation for Injury Claims in Burley, Idaho
Established in 1997, our firm has been dedicated to representing injured individuals and their loved ones for more than 20 years. Our firm’s founder, attorney Dennis Petersen is widely recognized for his experience in representing people who have been injured, and partner James Arnold is entering his fourth decade as a personal injury lawyer serving Southern Idaho. Representing injury victims isn’t just what we do, it is all we do. We believe in securing justice for our clients, and we settle for nothing less than fair compensation for our clients’ injury-related losses.
If you have questions and would like to speak or meet with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. One of our partners will be happy to meet with you personally to discuss your personal injury legal rights.
Our Services for Injury Victims and Their Families
We handle cases involving all types of serious accidents in Burley, Idaho. Each of our Burley Personal Injury Attorneys has decades of experience securing financial compensation for victims of:
- Automobile accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Slips and falls
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Wrongful death
- Other traumatic accidents
When you contact us, we will arrange for you to meet with one of our expereinced Burley Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. If it appears that you may have a claim, we will conduct a thorough investigation in order to collect the evidence needed to secure your financial recovery.
About Car Accidents
More cars on the roads in Burley and other Idaho communities, coupled with motorists engaging in dangerous driving behaviors, increases the risk of being injured in a collision. The compassionate Burley car accident lawyers at Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold, PLLC, understand the stress and anxiety of being in pain and unable to work to support yourself and your family. If you have been injured because another driver was not paying attention, was in a hurry, or engaged in other forms of careless and negligent behavior, you deserve to be fully compensated and we’re here to make that happen.
Driver behavior is a frequent factor in causing vehicles to crash. Some of the common causes of car crashes in Burley include the following:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Driver fatigue and drowsiness
- Driver consumption of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Drivers failing to yield the right of way
Our car accident lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience practicing in the field of personal injury. They have an unsurpassed knowledge of the law and possess the skills needed to analyze the circumstances surrounding an automobile accident and gather evidence to support your claim for damages.
It is one thing to believe the negligence of another motorist caused an accident, but the client-focused car accident attorneys at Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold, PLLC, know what is required to successfully prove it in court. We also gather medical records and other evidence to prove the financial, physical, and emotional harm caused by the negligent and careless conduct of the party responsible for causing your injuries.
Our client-oriented approach focuses on making you whole again after a car accident by aggressively pursuing compensation, including the following:
- Lost earnings
- Lost future income
- Medical expenses, including rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Treatment and care for emotional and psychological harm
Insurance company claims’ adjusters and their defense lawyers know us as staunch advocates willing to fight to achieve a favorable outcome for the victims of Burley car accidents.
Seeking Compensation After an Accident in Burley, Idaho: Answers to FAQs
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after an accident in Idaho?
In Idaho, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations expires, you could lose your right to seek compensation for your accident-related injuries.
However, while you may have two years to file your claim, you should still speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may need to collect evidence before it disappears, and there are steps you will want to take sooner rather than later in order to help maximize your financial recovery.
Q: How do I know if I have a claim? What if I was partially at fault?
Understanding your rights after an accident requires experienced legal advice. Personal injury cases can be complicated, and you need an attorney who can draw upon decades of past experience to assess your claim for financial compensation. As far as being partially at fault, if this is the case, you could still be entitled to partial compensation. However, you should not make any assumptions about fault or liability until you speak with a qualified attorney.
Q: What can I do to help maximize my chances of securing a fair settlement?
Convincing the insurance companies to offer a fair settlement requires two things: (i) evidence of the cause of the accident, and (ii) evidence of the extent of your physical, emotional, and financial harm. As a result, to help with your case, you can:
- Call 911 at the scene of the accident
- Seek immediate medical attention (and follow your doctor’s advice)
- Take photos, collect witnesses’ contact information, and write down everything you remember
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible
In addition to taking these (and other) steps, there are some critical mistakes you need to avoid as well. Also, it is important to understand that these steps are just the beginning of pursuing a successful claim for compensation. Our lawyers can walk you through everything you need to know, and we can act immediately on your behalf in order to help secure your financial recovery.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured and you would like to speak or meet with a Burley Personal Injury Lawyers contact our law offices to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach us by phone at (208) 677-8373, or tell us about your accident online and we will respond as soon as possible. Attorney James Arnold se habla espanol.