Idaho Falls Personal Injury Lawyers
After a serious accident, your recovery needs to be your top priority. Traumatic injuries can have long-term effects, and the sooner your start to heal, the sooner you can start to move on with your life.
At Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold PLLC, we bring more than 75 years of experience to representing accident victims in Idaho Falls. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, our personal injury lawyers can help you stand up for your legal rights. If someone else is to blame for your losses, you may be entitled to a significant financial recovery, and we can make sure you receive the compensation you deserve — so don’t hire an attorney you have not met.
Trusted Advocates for Accident Victims in Idaho Falls
In Idaho, personal injury claims are governed by the law of “negligence.” While the law is complex, in broad terms, this means that accident victims can seek financial compensation whenever someone else is legally at fault for what happened. Idaho law also follows a rule known as “comparative fault,” which means that accident victims can seek partial compensation even when they are partially at fault for their own injuries.
Each case is unique, and the only way to understand your rights is to speak or meet with an experienced attorney. When you contact us about your case, we will arrange for you to meet one-on-one with an attorney at our offices in Idaho Falls. Your initial consultation is free and confidential; and with our contingency-fee representation, you do not pay anything unless we help you secure a financial recovery.
Cases We Handle
With decades of experience representing accident victims throughout Southern Idaho, we have seen it all when it comes to serious accidents and traumatic accident-related injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case involving:
- Automobile accident
- Dog bite
- Motorcycle accident
- Nursing home negligence
- Slip and fall
- Traumatic brain injury
- Trucking accident
- Wrongful death
- Other serious accident-related injury
FAQs: Understanding Your Rights After an Accident in Idaho Falls
Q: How do I know if I should speak to an attorney after an accident?
If you have suffered injuries in any type of accident, it will be well worth your time to speak with an attorney. Personal injury law is complicated, and there are numerous circumstances under which you may be entitled to financial compensation. We routinely speak with individuals who are unclear about their legal rights, and our attorneys will be happy to help you make informed decisions about pursuing a claim for compensation.
Q: Do I need a lawyer if my case is going through the insurance companies?
Yes. The vast majority of accident cases are resolved through insurance settlements. Unfortunately, far too many of these settlements are for much less than the victims deserve. The insurance companies put their interests first, and they are under no obligation to help accident victims understand the full extent of their financial and non-financial losses. Additionally, insurance companies regularly dispute liability, and in many cases they will blame the victim. As a result, unrepresented victims often endure months of struggles only to recover minimal compensation.
A personal injury attorney will be able to deal with the insurance companies for you. With experienced representation, you can be sure to seek full compensation, and you can avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery. At Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold PLLC, we will not take your case unless we are confident that we can help you recover significantly more than you could recover on your own.
Q: What types of losses can I recover in a personal injury claim?
Under Idaho law, you are entitled to financial compensation for all of your accident-related losses. This includes:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Other past and future out-of-pocket expenses
- Past and future loss of income
- Pain, suffering and emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship, support, and enjoyment of life
In serious accident cases, these losses can be substantial. When you hire us to represent you, we will make sure that you have a thorough understanding of your past and future losses so that you can make informed decisions about settling with the insurance companies or taking your case to trial.
Contact Us Now for Your Free Consultation
When you need to seek compensation for accident-related injuries, your choice of legal representation matters. We offer decades of experience and a proven record of success in insurance settlement negotiations and personal injury litigation. To speak or meet with one of our Idaho Falls personal injury lawyers in a free and confidential consultation, please call (208) 522-5200 or contact us online today. Attorney James Arnold se habla espanol.