When a person is careless, and that carelessness results in an injury to someone else, a personal injury claim results. Some attorneys have very close relationships with a particular doctor and insist (or strongly suggest) that you see “their” doctor. One of the decisions you will need to make is what kind of medical treatment to get and for how long. Fortunately for Diana, she used the same chiropractor after all of her accidents. Instead, if the circumstances warrant, I will advise my client to agree to provide the insurance company with relevant records, that is records of injuries or treatments similar to those claimed to result from the accident, for a period no longer than five years prior to the accident.Read More
Idaho Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Idaho
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Idaho
- Benjamin R. Couture
- John T. Edwards
- Kenneth L. Pedersen
- Sheli Fulcher Koontz
- Rick L. Stacey
- Patrick E. Mahoney
- Jason R.N. Monteleone
- Jarom A. Whitehead
- Kent A. Higgins
- Walter H. Bithell
- John A. Bush
- Tyler Rands
Benjamin R. Couture
Benjamin R. Couture is a founding partner of Weinstein Couture, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Couture focuses his practice on personal injury and handles cases involving dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, mesothelioma and pharmaceutical litigation. He serves individuals and families throughout Washington, Idaho and California.Mr. Couture earned a bachelors degree in English from Indiana University Bloomington. He went on to graduate cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. While attending law school, he served as articles editor for the Southern Methodist University Law Review Association and was a member of the law schools board of advocates.Following law school, Mr. Couture practiced law at a private Dallas-based firm, gaining experience in personal injury matters involving asbestos, mesothelioma and pharmaceuticals. While practicing in Dallas, he belonged to the leadership class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He later relocated to the Seattle area and worked for another private firm before co-founding Weinstein Couture, PLLC.Mr. Couture has been licensed to practice law since 2007 and is licensed in Washington and Idaho. He consistently advocates for victims of mesothelioma, testifying on their behalf for government bodies including the Idaho House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee.Outside of his practice, Mr. Couture is an active member of his legal community. He is a member of professional organizations including the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Idaho State Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
419 S 8th St, Suite 309,, Boise ID 83702
John T. Edwards
John T. Edwards founded his Boise law firm in 1992 as a general practice with a focus on injury cases. In 2004, he joined fellow attorney Kurt Holzer in forming a partnership, creating Holzer Edwards, Chtd. In 2017 they merged with the Hepworth firm to form Hepworth Holzer LLP. At the firm, Mr. Edwards continues to focus his practice on protecting the rights of the residents of the Boise area, nearby Meridian and surrounding western Idaho. Today, injured victims and their families know to turn to him for help pursuing compensation after suffering losses stemming from a variety of causes, including the following:,• Car, truck and motorcycle accidents,• Bicycle accidents,• Commercial vehicle accidents,• Airplane accidents,• Premises liability,• Wrongful death,Mr. Edwards began his legal career in 1990 after earning his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and his admission to the Idaho State Bar. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Idahos state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho also granted its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms.After a nearly 30-year legal career, attorney Edwards has a reputation as one of Idahos leading personal injury lawyers. He is a regularly requested guest speaker, and he is the author of Idaho Injury Law: A Guidebook for Injured Idahoans. In addition, he has earned a number of honors from both his clients and his peers that serve as evidence of his outstanding reputation, which include a Very Good rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Edwards is an active member of the legal community and his local community. He is a member of numerous legal associations, including the American Association for Justice and several community organizations, including Les Bois Kiwanis, where he is a past president.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Kenneth L. Pedersen
Kenneth L. Pedersen brings his substantial record as a litigator to bear at Pedersen and Whitehead, located in Boise, Idaho. Representing clients throughout the area, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, defective products, premises liability, dangerous medical devices, environmental and toxic torts, nursing home negligence and abuse, and faulty highway design. Mr. Pedersen also provides representation to policy holders whose insurance companies have denied their claims in bad faith.Highlights from his lengthy career include gaining a $1.2 million jury verdict in a federal mass tort case that involved the DTP vaccine. He was also able to obtain a $10 million jury verdict, including punitive damages, against a life insurance company in a case that involved bad faith and fraudulent sales. His achievements in the courtroom have made him a desirable lecturer within his professional community. Seminar subjects that he has presented include how to recognize insurance bad faith, juror psychology, consumer law, punitive damages for corporate misconduct, medical malpractice and opening and closing statements. His fellow professionals have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.As an undergraduate, Mr. Pedersen attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Idaho College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1972. Mr. Pedersen is admitted to practice before all Idaho state courts. He has received a certificate of specialization in civil trial law from the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Sheli Fulcher Koontz
When adversity strikes people and families in the Boise, Idaho, area, Sheli Fulcher Koontz offers dedicated legal advice and representation. As an attorney at Fulcher Koontz Law PLLC, she focuses her practice on personal injury and family law and generally handles cases involving a wide range of issues, including the following: motor vehicle collisions, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, dangerous products, premises liability, divorce, property division, child custody and visitation, and child support.Ms. Koontz earned a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Northwest Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from Marquette University. She went on to graduate from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2001, receiving a Juris Doctor.Closely monitoring and managing each case through every phase of the process, Ms. Koontz helps her clients navigate the courts and achieve the best possible outcomes to their legal issues. Taking time to get to know her clients and to understand their needs, she provides customized guidance and personal attention. While she is prepared to aggressively advocate on behalf of those she represents in the courtroom when the situation calls for it, Ms. Koontz draws on her ADR, mediation and collaborative law experience to achieve amicable resolutions whenever possible.Beyond her work with clients, Ms. Koontz has served in varying capacities for and is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the Idaho Women Lawyers. Passionate about giving back to the community, she also volunteers her time with Lifes Kitchen, the Junior League of Boise, Ore-Ida Council BSA for the Oregon Trail District Pack 100 Cub Scouts and Therapy Dogs Inc.
Rick L. Stacey
Attorney Rick L. Stacey is a founding member with the McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey PLLC law firm in Boise, Idaho. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the Boise metropolitan region and all across the state, Mr. Stacey focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, maintaining a particular focus on litigation involving construction and real estate disputes.A highly rated and award-winning trial lawyer, Mr. Stacey has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of contractors and subcontractors, construction managers, lenders, project owners and other stakeholders during bench and jury trials as well as during arbitration. During the course of his career, he has helped secure over $45 million in judgments and awards for his clients.Along with his successful trial and arbitration practice, Mr. Stacey also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting construction contracts, and he has achieved worldwide recognition as a leader in this area of law. As such, he routinely offers testimony and counsel in litigation involving engineering, procurement and construction issues, and other related matters.A 2000 magna cum laude graduate of Boise State University, Mr. Stacey attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003. That same year, he received his license to practice from the Idaho State Bar, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. He also received a certification in environmental and natural resource law during his time in law school.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional trial and negotiation skills, Mr. Stacey has received a number of awards and honors, in addition to being recognized by Top Lawyers, he has also received a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from The National Trial Lawyers, and he currently holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also highly active in his legal community, as evidenced by his membership with local, state and national bar associations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Patrick E. Mahoney
As principal at Mahoney Law PLLC, Patrick E. Mahoney is dedicated to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Boise, Idaho. He focuses on handling cases that involve medical malpractice, personal injury, defective products, birth injuries, and veterans affairs hospital negligence.Known for his ability to secure high-dollar awards for clients, Mr. Mahoney holds an Avvo Superbrating; he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Though his focus is on helping people in Idaho, Mr. Mahoney has experience in litigation across the country. One of his most notable cases involved a pharmaceutical suit involving clients from multiple districts. Other successes include obtaining a $7.2 million settlement when a baby incurred a brain injury at birth.In 1992, Mr. Mahoney received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Washington. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Mahoney received the American Jurisprudence Award for earning the highest grade in his contracts and constitutional law courses. He also served as an editor for the schools law review.A published author, Mr. Mahoney is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.For the services he provides outside his practice, Mr. Mahoney received the Idaho State Bars Denise ODonnell Day Pro Bono Award. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Capitol Gateway Plaza, 1211 W. Myrtle Street, Suite 350,, Boise ID 83702
Jason R.N. Monteleone
Attorney Jason R.N. Monteleone is a partner at Johnson & Monteleone, LLP in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Monteleone practices personal injury and employment law, serving Boise residents in matters involving car accidents, medical malpractice, medical negligence, premises liability, products liability, slip-and-fall accidents, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, workers compensation and wrongful death. He also handles age, gender, racial and religious discrimination as well as sexual harassment, whistleblowing and wrongful termination cases.After earning bachelors degrees in Latin and ancient Greek from Dickinson College, Mr. Monteleone graduated with honors from Washburn University School of Law. He has been a licensed attorney in Idaho since 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience. He is admitted to practice in all Idaho state courts and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Mr. Monteleone has received honors and awards for his accomplishments in the legal profession. He has attained the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and served as president of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association in 2012 and 2013.Outside of the office, Mr. Monteleone enjoys reading ancient authors in the original text and has taught ancient Greek and Latin at private schools. He also enjoys spending time in the rivers and mountains of Idaho. He is a member of the American Bar Association and belongs to the associations litigation section and is also an active member of the American Inns of Court.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jarom A. Whitehead
Jarom A. Whitehead is an attorney with the law firm of Pedersen and Whitehead in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he practices personal injury law. Representing the injured and their family members, he works with cases involving automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, insurance bad faith claims, professional negligence cases, stray voltage litigation and wrongful death. He has helped clients to prevail at many different stages in the legal process, including trials, appeals and alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.Mr. Whitehead graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, where he was a member of the deans list. He earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.While a law student, he served as outside articles editor for the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution and as judges chair for the moot court board. In recognition of his hard work, he received the trustees scholarship and the Samuel M. Smith and Justice Homer R. Spence law scholarship. He was also selected for the Order of Barristers, a national honor society with a focus on legal writing and oral advocacy skills.Actively involved in various professional organizations, Mr. Whitehead is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the Fifth District Bar Association. He is an active member of the insurance law section of the American Association for Justice, a national organization dedicated to promoting access to the justice system for all citizens, no matter what their financial circumstances may be.
161 Fifth Avenue, Suite 301, PO Box 2349,, Twin Falls ID 83301
Kent A. Higgins
A personal injury and workers compensation attorney, Kent A. Higgins is part of the law firm of Merrill & Merrill. Representing clients in Eastern Idaho, he is admitted to practice in state courts in Utah and Idaho. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, several U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Ute Indian Tribal Court of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.Mr. Higgins has over 36 years of experience protecting the rights of the average worker and the injured. In 1979, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, then earned his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. A talented author, Mr. Higgins has published nine articles in the Advocate and regularly lectures on legal topics. He has designed a probate plan for under-served clientele.Mr. Higgins is the former president of the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners and served a Commissioner for three years. He is also past president of the Idaho Sixth District Bar Association, and he is a former legislator for the Idaho State House of Representatives. He has handled some of Idahos largest settlements approved by the Idaho Industrial Commission.Mr. Higgins represents the City of Inkom, the City of Bancroft and the City of Rockland. He speaks Japanese. His community service and pro bono activity includes membership chairman duties for the Rotary International and membership in the Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce.
Walter H. Bithell
Walter H. Bithell is a top-rated attorney who practices law in Boise, Idaho. Walter Bithell focuses on Business Litigation issues.Additionally, he also helps clients with legal issues in the following areas of law: Construction Litigation: Business and Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff.Walter Bithell received Top Lawyers designation for 2007 - 2019. He was selected for this honor subsequent to undergoing an evaluation of many different factors including peer recognition and professional achievement.He became a licensed attorney in 1968.
199 North Capitol Boulevard, Suite 500,, Boise ID 83702
John A. Bush
John A. Bush is an attorney providing legal services covering Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff and Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff.John Bush, who practices law in Boise, Idaho, was selected to Top Lawyers for 2007 - 2019. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Top Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at University of Idaho College of Law. He graduated in 1988.After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 1988.
199 North Capitol Boulevard, Suite 500, PO Box 2774,, Boise ID 83701
Tyler Rands, an attorney with RandsLaw, PLLC in Twin Falls, Idaho, helps clients address Family Law situations.He also helps clients with Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business, General Litigation and Business / Corporate concerns.He received legal training from Michigan State University College of Law. He graduated from law school in 2008.Tyler Rands became licensed to practice law in 2008.Tyler Rands was selected to Rising Stars. The designation means that he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. He was selected to Rising Stars for 2018 - 2019.
1502 Locust St N, Twin Falls ID 83301