After a severe injury, you could suffer physical, emotional, and financial losses. If the carelessness or recklessness of a person caused your accident, contact a Kootenai County personal injury lawyer at our firm to discuss your claim.
Severe injuries can have lasting consequences on every aspect of your life. After a serious accident, you should be able to focus on rest, recovery, and getting your life back on track, not insurance adjusters and civil court filings. Our team of experienced civil attorneys could take care of all of that for you.
In a successful personal injury claim, a court awards the plaintiff compensation under two major categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages include pain, suffering, lost quality of life, and emotional distress.
Our skilled Kootenai County personal injury attorneys could help you calculate related losses and estimate recovery amounts. Some of those costs include:
Medical costs are the expenses that relate to your health care and other medical expenditures. You could receive compensation for devices, home upgrades, prescriptions, transportation, future fees, and additional medical costs related to the injuries.
If you suffer disabilities that affect your future earning capacity, you could receive monetary awards for the wages you would have made. This compensation includes loss of salary, health insurance, bonuses, pension, and any other economic losses related to employment.
Pain and suffering involve the physical and emotional pain a person may suffer after a severe accident. Physical pain can result from bodily injuries, including bone fractures, head injuries, back injuries, or any disability that leaves you with lasting soreness and discomfort. Suffering includes anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological factors.
The loss of quality of life represents a person’s general well-being and ability to enjoy their regular activities. These activities encompass taking care of your daily needs or those of your dependents and enjoying activities you love.
There is a cap on the maximum amount the court can award the injured party for non-economic damages in this state. Under Idaho Code §6-1603, the total amount of non-economic damages you can receive in a personal injury legal action is limited to $250,000, but this figure increases (or decreases) as determined by Idaho’s Industrial Commission.
The statute of limitations sets a timeframe for a person to file a lawsuit in personal injury cases. Under the Idaho Code §5-219, you must file a suit with the civil court within two years. The clock begins running the day the injuries occur. If you fail to file the claim within the allowable time, your ability to collect compensation for your damages becomes time-barred. Therefore, contacting our personal injury lawyers in Kootenai County immediately is essential.
If you suffer the consequences of a person’s negligent actions, you have every right to expect compensation for your injuries. You could be eligible to collect payment for lost wages, future lost earnings, ongoing medical care, and any other damages or losses related to the accident.
Our law firm could negotiate and communicate with insurance agencies on your behalf and help you collect the evidence needed to file the civil claim. Contact our experienced Kootenai personal injury lawyers to begin your case.
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