A sudden car accident can derail someone’s life forever. After getting injured, people often wonder if they need legal assistance. After all, filing an insurance claim is no big deal. Truth is insurance companies are working for profit, and the party at fault may not accept their share of blame. Without an Idaho car accident attorney, you are really on your own, more so because Idaho is an at-fault state. In other words, you must prove the negligence of the other party to claim due compensation. In this post, we are sharing more on how to find an accident attorney and when you definitely need one.

Circumstances when hiring an accident attorney is important – 

  1. Your injuries are severe and can impact your ability to earn. 
  2. You have suffered serious damages and losses. 
  3. Your condition requires extensive medical treatment and surgeries. 
  4. You were partly at fault for the accident. 
  5. There is no clarity about fault. 
  6. There were multiple parties involved. 

Consulting an accident attorney

The first meeting with a car accident attorney shouldn’t cost you anything, which is also one of the reasons for asking an appointment. The lawyer can check all the details, evaluate what the case is worth, and offer solutions that may work for you. Also, depending on the facts of the case and work involved, accident attorneys can work on a contingency basis. This means that they don’t pay if they don’t win a settlement for you. 

Questions for attorneys 

If you are meeting an attorney, it is wise to have a series of questions ready. You can ask questions like –

  1. How frequently do you deal with car accidents claims and lawsuits?
  2. Have you handled cases that are similar to mine?
  3. What do you think are merits and demerits of this case? 
  4. Will you share a few references?
  5. Will you work on this case personally?

Most attorneys are required to work with clients in a collaborative manner, and they will do what it takes to win a settlement. Your attorney will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, and if the settlement is not fair, they can take things to court. If the verdict is in favor of the insurer, your lawyer can appeal further. 

There is no denying that your accident attorney is your best resource for advice and knowing your rights. Do not delay in finding the right one, considering the statute of limitations in Idaho only offers 2 years to file such car accident lawsuits.