Pocatello Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Providing Personalized Legal Support & Advocacy
Idaho is known for its beautiful scenery and long stretches of open road. It’s a great place to ride, and many residents of the state enjoy traveling by motorcycle to work or recreationally. Unfortunately, just like anywhere else, riding a motorcycle in Idaho has its risks. Every year, motorcyclists are severely injured or killed by negligent motorists. These accidents are incredibly tragic and have lasting effects on everyone involved, including both the victim and their families.
At Lowe Law Firm, we believe that negligent motorists should be held accountable for the harm they cause. If you were hit by a careless or reckless driver, you do not have to face the resulting physical, emotional, and financial consequences on your own. With our team on your side, you can fight for the fair compensation you are owed. Our Pocatello motorcycle accident attorneys work to maximize our clients’ recoveries, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice for our clients. We know that the recovery process can be daunting, which is why we offer compassionate, attentive, and personalized legal services from start to finish.
How Does the Personal Injury Process Work?
In order to file a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident in Pocatello or anywhere in the state of Idaho, there are certain requirements you must meet. Essentially, you will need to prove all of the different elements of a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation.
The elements of a personal injury claim, including those involving motorcycle accidents, are:
- Duty of Care: You will need to show that another person/party owed you a duty of care. This means that someone else had a responsibility to take action to ensure your safety or avoid actions that put you at risk—within reason. Generally speaking, all motorists owe others on the road a duty of care.
- Negligence: In order to prove negligence, you will need to show that the person/party who owed you a duty of care failed to uphold that duty of care, meaning they took actions that put you at unreasonable risk or failed to take actions to protect your safety within reason. Examples of this include speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving.
- Causation: Next, you will need to prove causation between the other person/party’s failure to uphold the duty of care and your injuries/damages. In other words, you will need to show that the other person’s negligent or wrongful actions were the direct cause of your injuries and, had they upheld the duty of care, you would not have been injured.
- Damages: Lastly, you will need to show that you suffered “damages.” Damages is a legal term for losses you suffered as a result of the accident. They can be either economic or non-economic in nature; examples include medical bills, lost wages/income, disability, pain and suffering, and property damage/bike repairs.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who can investigate your case and work to prove all of the necessary elements of your claim.
What If I Was Partially at Fault for the Accident?
Whether you were truly partially at fault for the motorcycle accident or if the other motorist is claiming that you were, you are not barred from recovering compensation. In Idaho, the rule of comparative negligence allows injured individuals to file a claim as long as they are less than 50% at fault for the accident/incident that led to their injuries and/or damages. In other words, as long as the other motorist was more at fault than you, you can still file a motorcycle accident claim.
It’s important to note that if you are determined to have been partially at fault, your total recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, for example, if you were traveling at 10 mph over the speed limit when you were hit by a driver who was texting at the time of the crash (which is illegal in Idaho), a jury might decide that you were 20% to blame for the accident. If you sustained $100,000 in medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages, you will only be able to recover up to 80% of that total amount, or $80,000.
Our Team Is YOUR Team
Motorcycle accidents have incredibly serious, long-lasting consequences. You could be facing exorbitant medical bills and may need to take weeks or months off work to heal. If you suffered catastrophic injuries that left you disabled, you may never be able to return to work or ride again. At Lowe Law Firm, we understand the unique challenges motorcycle accident victims face and we genuinely care about you and your recovery. While we cannot undo what you have been through, we can fight for the justice and recovery you deserve.
When you work with our firm, you don’t just get one Pocatello motorcycle accident lawyer working on your case; you get an entire team of legal professionals, accident reconstructionists, and medical experts fighting for you. Here, we strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries and celebrate their victories—over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Let us fight for you, too.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.