Idaho Personal Injury Guide

ID personal injury cases & accident info

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.

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Idaho personal injury law: the basics

Idaho statutes online

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.

Idaho Revised Statutes

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Idaho's car accident statutes of limitation

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.

Idaho's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Idaho

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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Personal injury law basics

What is personal injury? Common questions answered. Accident & personal injury case/claim basics: read about money, insurance, liability, negligence, timing, lawsuit, settlements. Read more

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Law libraries in Idaho

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.

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