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.
We want to hear your story. Reach out to us today at
(208) 269-7749 or submit an
online contact form to request a free, no-pressure consultation. Our phones are answered 24/7.
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
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.
Contact us online or call our office at
(208) 269-7749. Your initial consultation is free and there are no fees unless we win
your case, guaranteed.