Twin Falls Personal Injury Attorneys
Knowledgeable Twin Falls Personal Injury Lawyers Ready To Serve You
When an accident changes your life, you need a legal team that can help you put the pieces back together. While things may never truly be the same, standing up for your legal rights is important. You need to make sure you and your family have the financial stability you deserve. Discussing your case with an experienced Twin Falls personal injury lawyer is critical.
What are your legal rights after an accident in Twin Falls? First and foremost, you have the legal right to just compensation. This includes compensation not only for your outstanding medical bills, but for your lost income, pain and suffering, and other current and future losses as well.
You also have the right to obtain medical treatment from a doctor of your choosing. For your health and your legal rights, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Go to someone you trust – do not let the insurance companies choose for you. Seek referrals if you do not know who to call. Finally, you also have the right to an experienced attorney who you can talk to in addition to an experienced legal assistant. Since most personal injury law firms take cases on a contingency-fee basis, you have no reason not to choose the most-experienced and most-trusted attorneys in your area. Your choice of attorney can impact your life for years, if not decades to come – so you need to feel confident that you have made the right decision. Don’t make that decision until you meet with one of our attorneys.
Twin Falls Personal Injury Attorneys with Over 75 Years’ Experience in Idaho
At Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold PLLC, we have decades of experience representing personal injury victims in Twin Falls and throughout Southern Idaho. Our attorneys have over 75 years of collective experience, and we have helped countless clients recover just compensation for their injury-related losses. If you would like to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We will help you understand your situation, and our helpful Twin Falls personal injury lawyers will give you the opportunity to make informed decisions about protecting your legal rights.
Free Consultations and Contingency-Fee Representation
We represent individuals and families in cases involving all types of serious and fatal traumatic injuries. Each of our attorneys has well over 25 years of experience helping clients seek financial compensation for:
- Automobile accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Slips and falls
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Wrongful death
- Other serious accident-related injuries
Tough and Dedicated Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents happen suddenly and without warning. Flying glass, jagged metal, and vehicle occupants subjected to violent movements can leave you with serious and debilitating physical injuries. If you have been involved in a car crash, a trusted Twin Falls car accident lawyer at Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold, PLLC, are here to help. Our results-oriented team of personal injury lawyers has been aggressively pursuing compensation for victims of Twin Falls car accidents for more than three decades.
Our Car Accident Attorneys Go to Work When You Cannot
The severity of injuries suffered in an auto accident can be catastrophic. Injuries frequently suffered by a vehicle’s occupants might include:
- Fractured bones
- Damage to back and spinal cord
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Lacerations and contusions
- Head trauma, including concussions and traumatic brain injury
- Damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
- Sprains and strains
When someone else’s negligence results in an injury to you or a family member, there are consequences. The injured party now has to deal with hospitalization, multiple doctor’s visits, and possibly ongoing therapy or treatment. Sometimes this treatment is necessary for months or even years. There are cases where the injuries are temporary, and others where the injuries result in permanent physical changes in a person’s life. The variations of injury type, degree, and duration are almost infinite. And as such, it can be very difficult to assess the overall, lifetime financial costs. This is where the need for a professional arises.
The professional personal injury lawyers at Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold, PLLC, can do all of this for you. Decades of experience have given our lawyers the ability to “see into the future” if you will. They will collect your medical information and your diagnosis and treatment plan. They can speak with your doctors to accurately assess future medical needs and evaluate the costs that are looming on the horizon for each individual. They can help you assess the future for your career. They can help you answer questions like:
- Will I be able to keep working at my current job?
- How long will my recovery period be?
- Even if I lose my current job, can I stay in this profession?
- If I have to change career paths due to my injuries, what do I do now?
- How long will it take to get “up to speed” in another career?
- How much will my income change during school or training? Who is going to make up the deficit so I can continue living in my current house / situation?
- After I begin another job, will my income likely be the same, higher, or lower than it was before? And if it’s lower, how will I get by?
These are serious questions that need serious answers – and the answers need to be accurate. If they are not accurate, you could be left in a financially painful position years down the road. Our job is to do everything possible to ensure that this does not happen to you.
But sadly, there is even more to consider. Yes, there are certainly physical elements that need to be assessed, but what about the emotional and psychological costs? Again, this is an area that needs a very individualized assessment by professionals. Who of us can say what the emotional costs are going to be going forward?
It can be difficult to tell, and particularly difficult to assess the financial compensation that should be awarded to compensate for the emotional costs of an accident. You may need counseling, and in some instances, medication to help make you whole again. Psychological pain may not be physical pain, but it is still pain that needs to be dealt with. You need someone who can analyze and assess those less tangible losses before entering into a settlement of any kind.
Insurance claims adjusters and attorneys defending insurance companies try to minimize the harm their driver caused. Our Twin Falls car accident lawyers aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve by standing up to insurance companies. We do not take shortcuts or employ a cookie-cutter approach to auto accident claims.
Before we speak with insurance companies about your claim, a car accident lawyer meets with you to review the facts as you recall them. We obtain and analyze police reports, eyewitness statements, and photographs of the accident scene to identify the factors contributing to the accident and the parties whose negligent conduct caused it to happen. This thorough preparation and investigation frequently reveals evidence of negligence on the part of one or more drivers, including:
- Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving while drowsy
Our Twin Falls car accident attorneys do not rest until you are adequately compensated for the harm inflicted upon you in a car crash.
Q&A with Our Twin Falls Personal Injury Lawyers
Q: When can I seek financial compensation for injuries from a vehicle collision?
In a typical vehicle collision, one driver will be responsible for another driver’s (and potentially multiple passengers’) injuries. An investigation will typically reveal that the at-fault driver made a mistake such as:
- Driving while drowsy, drunk, or distracted
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Driving too fast for road and weather conditions
- Merging or changing lanes without looking
- Running a red light or stop sign
Other driving mistakes are common factors in vehicle collisions as well. When we take your case, one of our first steps will be to conduct a thorough investigation in order to determine all available grounds for pursuing a financial recovery.
Q: When can I seek financial compensation for injuries from a slip, fall, or dog bite?
In Idaho, property owners and tenants owe certain legal obligations to protect their visitors and guests from avoidable harm. If you were injured on someone else’s property, if an aging loved one was injured in a nursing home, or if you were bitten by someone else’s dog, there is a good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation. Like auto accident cases, most slip, fall, and dog bite cases are resolved through the insurance companies, and our lawyers can make sure you receive a fair settlement.
Q: What should I do after an accident in Twin Falls?
After any type of traumatic accident, there are some steps you should try to take as soon as possible. These include:
- Taking photos of the scene of the accident (if possible), the damage to your property, and your accident-related injuries
- Seeking prompt medical attention (call 911 from the scene of the accident if necessary)
- Following your doctor’s advice, and not returning to work until you receive medical approval
- Writing down everything you remember about the accident
- Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer for a free and confidential consultation
Q: Should I speak to the other driver’s insurance company before getting a lawyer? I think I can handle this myself.
Never speak to insurance companies after a crash until you have acquired a trusted Twin Falls personal injury attorney. Because you do not pay upfront for personal injury cases (most lawyers take contingency fees), there is no reason not to enlist the help of a skilled professional lawyer. The insurance companies are not your friends, and they do not have your best interests in mind – in fact, quite the opposite.
The insurance company is in business for one reason: to make money. And they don’t make money by paying out huge claims. Instead, they put a claims adjuster on the case whose sole job it is to pay you the very least amount possible to make your claim go away. And these adjusters are slick. They have many tricks up their sleeve to convince you that your case is not worth much. They will try to get you to say things – out of your own mouth – that may seem innocent at the time, but give them a distinct advantage during negotiations. They have ways of getting you to “sort of” admit to liability or negligence that they will use against you at all future negotiations, mediations, and even trial – should it go that far. What you say directly to an insurance company representative can affect you in a very negative way, even if you hire a lawyer later.
Think of it like speaking to the police when they suspect you of a crime. What do attorneys always say about this? If they are any good, they say, “never speak to the police.” They are not trying to help you no matter how hard they try to convince you that they are your friend, your pal, and only trying to help. Insurance adjusters will use the same tactics – so do not speak to them. Instead, call an experienced Twin Falls personal injury attorney, right away, who knows the tricks used by these adjusters. Let your attorney do the talking for you, and you will likely walk away with substantially more money in your bank account.
Speak or Meet with an Experienced Twin Falls Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
For personalized legal advice and a free assessment of your claim for compensation, please contact our personal injury law offices in Twin Falls, Idaho. To speak or meet with one of our experienced Twin Falls personal injury attorneys in confidence, call (208) 733-1331 or request an appointment online now. Attorney James Arnold se habla espanol.