Despite being decidedly rural, Idaho has its fair share of lawsuits and liability stemming from negligence cases. That is probably because it is a very active state, what with its outdoor pursuits: state parks, waterfalls, beaches, fishing, hot springs, and more. Maybe it's you who was hurt and needs help, or perhaps it was a friend or family member.
Whatever the case, if you need guidance for your personal injury suit, Enjuris can connect you to what you need.
This is where you’ll find Idaho's laws. The official website has details about how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury claims, and other important information.
In Idaho, you have two years to bring a personal injury claim and three years to bring a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the whole lawsuit must be completed in that span of time; it just means the paperwork has to be filed with the court before that time is up.
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Keep in mind that other legal specialties, such as intellectual property law or estate planning law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus office expenses.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set in stone, so don't be shocked if your lawyer suggests something different.
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There are certain issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like Westlaw or LexisNexis.