Car crashes are among the most common types of personal injuries, but that does not make them any less devastating to the victims and their families. In addition to life-changing injuries, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents must deal with financial upheaval and emotional distress.
Because many auto accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence, victims must battle insurance companies just to cover the cost of their medical bills and property damage. In the most heartbreaking cases, family members must file lawsuits to recover compensation for the death of a loved one.
At Ruchti & Beck, we are committed to fighting for the rights of victims injured in motor vehicle accidents. We have represented individuals hurt in car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Dealing with insurance companies and large corporations is an overwhelming prospect when you are struggling to put your life back together. That is why we provide our clients with compassionate, full service support. We handle the legal details so the people we represent can concentrate on healing and moving forward.
The Importance of Contacting a Lawyer Immediately
When you are involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Without experienced counsel at your side, you could end up compromising your legal rights. Under Idaho law, you must file a personal injury case within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to file within this statute of limitations, you are forever barred from bringing a claim.
A knowledgeable attorney can also advise you of critical tasks, such as preserving proof of medical expenses, keeping track of time off work, and assembling other evidence. Roadside evidence disappears quickly, and the memories of witnesses fade as time passes. Working with a skilled lawyer early on allows you to gather important evidence while it is still fresh.
When motor vehicle accidents occur, insurance companies are usually the first to arrive on the scene. Because it is in their best interest to pay out as little as possible, they work hard to minimize injuries and create doubt regarding the cause of the accident. At Ruchti & Beck, we work even harder to preserve our clients’ rights against these tactics.
Motor Vehicle Accident Damages
When you are involved in an auto accident lawsuit, it is normal to wonder how much compensation you can expect to recover. Because so many factors contribute to the damages awarded in personal injury cases, it is impossible to predict how much a judge or jury will award.
Although it is difficult to put a figure on potential damages, people injured due to another person’s negligence can receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include lost wages, medical expenses, and diminished earning ability. Non-economic damages include compensation for disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. In some cases, spouses of injured parties are also entitled to damages for loss of companionship.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to get legal help right away. We offer free consultations and complimentary case evaluations. Contact us today at (208) 478-5100 or fill out our contact form.