Car Accident Lawyers
The car accident attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise have years of experience representing car crash clients and obtaining impressive results for them quickly. The auto accident attorneys at the law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm understand what it takes to get their clients the compensation deserved. Let us handle your auto accident case. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. In addition, you pay nothing until your case is settled. Call an experienced car accident attorney at our Boise law office today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident case with an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
Tips for What to do After a Car Accident
Call 911 immediately after a car accident so that a law enforcement officer investigates the accident and documents that the other driver was negligent. The police officer will take statements and usually issues a traffic citation to the driver responsible for causing the accident. Without the police officer’s report, the other driver might lie and make it difficult to obtain a settlement.
If the police officer wrongly finds you at fault, our auto attorneys can still help. The car accident attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm have helped numerous clients fight tickets and obtain settlements when an investigating officer makes a mistake as to who was at fault for causing a car accident.
The next step is to get your injuries examined by a licensed physician. This is not the time to be tough and hold back. You need to document the areas of your body that are in pain by getting checked at the emergency room or an urgent care center. Make sure you tell the doctor of all the injuries you suffered to avoid confusion and false claims later. Insurance companies can sometimes accuse car accident victims of lying about their injuries.
After you have had a medical evaluation, you should call an auto accident attorney. There is no up-front cost to hire a car accident attorney. A car accident lawyer at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise will only get paid when the case settles.
Your auto attorney can deal with the insurance adjusters, help get you a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired or appraised, and ensure your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. Once your injuries are resolved, your attorney can negotiate a settlement that pays you money for everything you’ve gone through.
For more tips on what you should do after a car accident, see the infographic below.
How Much is an Auto Accident Injury Claim Worth?
The value of every car accident case is different and depends on a number of factors such as who is liable, the severity of your injuries, and how hard your attorney is willing to fight for you. A great attorney will build the value of a car accident claim by pursuing a recovery of all damages by hiring doctors, economists and other experts to document all recoverable damages. The car accident attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm are experienced in maximizing the value of your case and will fight to get you every penny you deserve.
When Should You Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call the Boise car accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm immediately. Many people have lost money by not contacting an attorney and failing to properly document their injuries, failing to obtain necessary diagnostic tests, speaking to the adverse insurance company and saying something detrimental to their case. There’s no need to risk hurting the value of your car accident case. Call the experienced Boise car accident lawyers at Parke Gordon now to let us begin working on your case.
Free Case Review for Your Car Accident
Don’t wait to call an auto accident attorney at Parke Gordon Law Firm. Call our law firm now at 208-322-7274 for a free consultation. We can take the stress out of a claim and we’ll fight to get you full value for your car accident injuries. Our personal injury clients love us and we think you will too. Read what our clients have said about Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise by viewing our Client Reviews page.
Idaho Rules of the Road
Starting and Backing a Vehicle
Driving Upon Sidewalks
Obstruction to Driver’s View or Driving Mechanism
Stop When Traffic Obstructed
Drivers to Exercise Due Care – Driving Through Safety Zone Prohibited
Slow Moving Vehicles
Authorized Emergency or Police Vehicles
Following Fire Apparatus Prohibited
Exceptions to Driving on Right Side of Roadway
Passing with Care
Rules on the Highway
Following Too Closely
Turning Out of Slow Moving Vehicles
Vehicles Approaching or Entering Unmarked or Uncontrolled Intersection
What Does it Mean to Yield the Right-of-Way?
Turning Rules in Idaho
Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building
What is School Safety Patrol?
Why Have a Speed Limit?
Parking Rules and Restrictions
Rules for Motorcycles or Off-Road Vehicles
Child Car Seat Safety – Prevent Serious Injuries
Use of Safety Restraint
What to do When You Lose Control of a Vehicle to Avoid a Car Accident
- Stay calm. This is not a good time to panic. Though it may be hard not to panic, panicking will only make matters worse. It is common for some people to freeze when they panic while others over-compensate.
- Hold the steering wheel steady. Your first reaction after realizing you’ve lost control may be to let go of the wheel. Don’t do that! Eventually, you will regain control of the vehicle and your hands will be ready if you keep them on the steering wheel.
- Shift the car into neutral. Shifting to neutral will cut all power going to your wheels and help you to regain control faster.
- Steer in the direction your back wheels are trying to go. This is another great way to regain control.
- Slow down and straighten out. If you’ve regained control you don’t necessarily have to stop. Just be sure to slow down and straighten out enough that you feel everything is alright.
What to Do If You Are Caught in The Middle of a Police Chase
If you happen to find yourself driving amongst a police chase, don’t worry it shouldn’t last long. Here are a few tips if you are caught in the middle of a chase.
- Drive predictably and pay attention. Officers involved in the pursuit have double the sensory stimuli with the help of radio and computer. By driving predictably, you will help to stay out of the officers’ way a great deal.
- Don’t try to be a hero. Anyone trying to escape the custody of police is most likely delusional, drunk, or wanted. These are dangerous people. Just stay out of the way.
- As always, pull over to the side of the road the moment you see sirens and or police lights.
- Remember you are still driving yourself. Often times people tend to want to see what is going on. Resist the temptation and remember you are still responsible for a motor vehicle yourself. Don’t get caught in a car accident you caused while trying to see the commotion of a police chase.
Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in America
- It can be very tempting to drive over the speed limit, especially when you are in a hurry. However, speeding is the second most common cause of car accidents as reported by forbes.com.
- Distracted driving. Texting, eating, reading, grooming or any other activity that distracts from driving is distracted driving. Distracted driving is something that is warned about constantly but is becoming a larger threat every year. Please resist the temptation to answer that text message, make that phone call or anything else while driving.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous causes of car accidents in America and is very deadly. Please only drive sober and if you have had a drink, take a taxi or find a ride.
- Running a red light or stop sign. Even when it seems there is no other cars coming, STOP. Running a red light or stop sign could be deadly to you and/or others.
- Bad weather conditions. Driving in the rain, snow or ice is completely different than driving on dry pavement. Remember to always slow down and leave extra space in front of you to avoid a car crash.
- Driving after dark. Visibility is greatly decreased after dark making it much more difficult to drive safely. Make sure to be extra alert and use your full headlights when driving on a dark road.
- Many car accidents are rear-ended accidents from drivers not leaving enough space between them and the car in front. A safe traveling distance in good driving conditions is three seconds from the car in front of you. In bad weather, slick roads or after dark increases your travel distance to about five seconds or what seems most comfortable.
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