Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving Injuries

Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving Injuries

Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving InjuriesAfter being injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, semi truck accident or any other type of injury accident, the insurance company will press to come to a quick settlement. This is so you get as little compensation for damages as possible. The insurance company wants to save themselves money. Many clients don’t even understand what damages they may be able to recover for. This is just one reason why it is important to hire an experienced attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our trusted and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will fight for every penny you are owed. The following is a list of some damages that may be recoverable after your personal injury accident.

Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving Injuries

Expenses from Medical Treatment

All expenses that were incurred during treatment are considered medical expenses. Emergency room, hospital costs, doctor visits, chiropractic care fees, physical therapy and/or rehabilitation are all bills that you should be compensated for. Your attorney will help you deal with the insurance companies and medical bills.

Future Medical Expenses

If you’ve been injured so severely that you will need on-going medical care as a result of an accident, your future medical expenses are also recoverable damages. The amount recoverable will be determined based on the advice of your doctors and other medical professionals.

Pain and Suffering

Physical pain resulting from an accident is also recoverable damage. Based on the nature of the injury, the severity of the pain, and by how long the pain lasts your recoverable damage will be determined.

Lost Wages

Sometimes after an accident, the injuries incurred keep a person from being able to work. You may recover lost income that you would have earn had you not been injured in an accident. Typically, the awarded amount includes the wages you would have been making between the time of the accident and the time of settlement or judgment. If you are unemployed but can prove you would have been earning income, you may also recover lost wages. In addition, if you can show that your ability to earn a living was impaired by the accident or injury for future earning capacity, that may also be recoverable.

Consortium Loss

When a spouse is injured in an accident damages such as loss of companionship, affection, comfort, solace, help and sexual relations may also be recoverable. These damages refer to the loss of the benefits of married life.

Emotional or Mental Distress

Sometimes a person will suffer emotional or mental distress after an accident or injury. Feelings of apprehension, anxiety, fright, nervousness, loss of dignity, worry, humiliation, shock, grief, or embarrassment are all considered mental anguish and can be considered recoverable damages. In addition, if you suffered permanent disfigurement from the accident, you may also be able to recover for mental suffering.

Property Damage

An obvious recoverable damage from the accident is property damage for your car or any other property that was damaged.

Recover Damages from Your Personal Injury Case

The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm are experienced. We will recover damages from your personal injury case. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation for their personal injury case. Our experienced lawyers will fight for every penny you deserve. Let us handle the big insurance companies and make sure you get a fair settlement after your car accident, motorcycle accident, semi truck accident, dog bite injury, slip and fall accident or any other personal injury accident. Call our Boise law office now for a free consultation at (208) 322-7274.

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Three Things to Do Before Speaking to a Personal Injury Attorney

Three Things to Do Before Speaking to a Personal Injury Attorney

Three Things to Do Before Speaking to a Personal Injury AttorneyThere are three things you can do before speaking to a personal injury attorney that can help your case go smoothly.

  1. Avoid speaking to an insurance company about your case or sign any documents.
  2. Receive proper medical treatment and make sure all injuries are documented.
  3. Collect paperwork and documents that will help your attorney with your personal injury case.

By doing these three things before speaking to your personal injury attorney, your case will hopefully go more smoothly and sooner. That means you’ll receive a better settlement, faster.

Avoid Speaking to Insurance Company

Often times after an accident, the insurance company of the other party will attempt to contact you to receive a written statement. DO NOT give it to them. Simply tell them they can contact your attorney. Insurance companies are trained to twist your words in order to make you settle for less. Moreover, do not sign any documents that the insurance company requests you to sign without first speaking to your attorney. It is best to save yourself the hassle and simply let your personal injury attorney handle all conversations with the insurance company.

To be safe, only speak with your attorney about your accident. This will increase your chances of receiving the most compensation possible.

Receive Proper Medical Treatment

After an accident, we recommend seeing a medical professional to be properly diagnosed. Even if you do not feel injured, it is best to get checked out. Many times patients do not feel the pain from an accident related injury until weeks later. By waiting to be seen by a medical professional it makes it easy for the insurance company to blame the injury on something that happened after the accident. This can greatly harm your case. The insurance company can deny your claim or argue that injuries were caused by a different accident.

Gather Evidence

While still at the accident scene, there are things you can do to gather evidence that can impact your case.

  1. A police report. Call the police after an accident so an officer can create a police report and properly document the accident.
  2. Photos of the accident. If you are able, take photos of the accident scene, the damage to the cars and any injuries you sustained.
  3. Talk to witnesses. Gather the contact information (name and phone number) of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  4. Medical records. After being seen by a medical professional, request copies of any medical records to give to your attorney. This can save you and your attorney time later.

Boise Personal Injury Attorney

If you feel you are entitled to recover damages from a car accident, truck accident, dog bite, or other personal injuries, contact the Boise law office of experienced injury attorney Mat Parke. Parke Gordon Law firm offers a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident with an experienced, trusted and knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your car accident. Call our Boise law office today at (208) 322-7274.

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Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Accident?

Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Accident?

Who Pays My Medical Bills After an AccidentWhen meeting with a personal injury client for the first time, often one of the first questions the client will have is “who pays my medical bills after an accident?” The answer depends on the type of accident. An experienced attorney will know your options differ depending on if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident or other accidents such as a slip and fall or dog bite injury.

Personal injury attorney Mat Parke understands how important it is for injured clients to receive the medical care they need. Parke Gordon has a goal to make sure every client is fully compensated for all medical expenses, lost wages and other costly damages incurred in the accident.

To learn more about the options obtaining to your personal case, contact our Boise law office now to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Call (208) 322-7274.

Paying Medical Bills After an Accident

Most commonly, paying medical bills after an accident will happen using your own private health insurance or Medicaid or Medicare. The at-fault party (or parties) will then be asked to reimburse you through a personal injury lawsuit that will claim past, present, and future medical expenses as well as expenses of other damages. Once you have been paid by the at-fault parties insurance, your insurer will seek reimbursement of what it paid for your medical treatment. It is important to know that your insurer is entitled to the only reimbursement of what they paid for your medical treatment and no more than that.

Parke Gordon Law Firm is here to Help

After an accident, the experienced attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm are here to help take the stress out of your case. Let us get your case under control by handling your medical bills and getting you compensation for lost wages. Call our Boise law office now to see if you have a good case during a free consultation. Call (208) 322-7274.

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How is Liability Determined After an Accident?

How is Liability Determined After an Accident?

How is Liability Determined After an AccidentFollowing a motor vehicle accident such as a car accident, motorcycle accident, or semi truck accident, you will realize how important it is that liability is determined correctly. To receive full compensation for your injuries, the fault must be fully placed on the other party. Determining liability after a serious car crash can be a stressful, combative experience. So how is liability determined after an accident? That depends on evidence found at the crash scene as well as the police and insurance adjusters.

Factors Used to Determine Liability

Oftentimes liability is determined by reviewing traffic laws to see if any violations occurred to determine if a persona acted negligently. There are four primary factors used to determine liability which is as follows.

Negligence

The most common way to determine liability is proving negligence. Negligence is careless or unreasonable conduct while driving which results in harm or damage. Examples of negligent driving are when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way to avoid a crash or by running a red light at an intersection. Violating the law such as reckless driving, speeding, or any other violation will most likely determine the driver at fault for an accident.

Statements from Witnesses

Gathering statements from witnesses to the accident often help to determine liability. Their statements have a very clear idea of who was at fault for the accident and can present evidence later on.

Photos of the Accident Scene

Expert analysis of the crash scene or photos of the accident scene can determine things such as if any traffic laws were violated.

Statements of Other Involved

If a driver involved in the accident admits fault, this can be used to assign liability. Statements such as “I didn’t see them coming,” can do a lot of damage to that person later on.

Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to handle the case. The attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm understand and know how to get the most compensation for their clients by making sure liability is determined correctly. Call our Boise law office now at (208) 322-7274 now for a free consultation.

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Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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Essentials to Bring to Make Your First Meeting with Your Personal Injury Lawyer Go Smoothly

Essentials to Bring to Make Your First Meeting with Your Personal Injury Lawyer Go Smoothly

Essentials to Bring to Make Your First Meeting with Your Personal Injury Lawyer Go SmoothlyAfter an accident, you are likely in tremendous pain, under a lot of stress and feeling overwhelmed with what to do and what is to come. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will greatly help you to get back on your feet and take the stress out of your case. A skilled accident attorney can help you recover any lost wages, medical expenses, and compensation for your pain and suffering. However, there are some essentials you can bring to make your first meeting with your personal injury lawyer go smoothly.

Essentials to Bring to Make Your First Meeting with Your Personal Injury Lawyer Go Smoothly

At Parke Gordon Law Firm, our understanding, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys understand many clients feel nervous at the first meeting. Most of our clients have never been injured in an accident or needed to hire a lawyer before. The following list is intended to help put your mind at ease and help you understand the things our experienced and trusted attorneys will ask of you at your first meeting.

Important Documents

While every personal injury case is different, there are some important documents that can often be helpful to your case such as:

  • An accident report or police report if your case involves a motor vehicle accident. If you do not have an accident report, you can contact the police department where the accident occurred to obtain a copy of the report. If you have not done this before the time of your first meeting, don’t stress. Our law office is able to obtain a report in your behalf.
  • All medical records and bills as well as any paperwork related to treatment you have received as a result of the accident. For example, discharge papers from the hospital, ER, or doctor’s office.
  • A list of all doctors that have treated you along with their contact information. You will be asked to sign a release in order for your attorney to access your medical records.
  • Medical and car insurance information for yourself and any other driver’s involved in the accident if you have it. If you have copies of your insurance policies, this can also be helpful to your case.
  • Any letters from your insurance company or the other party’s insurance company about the claim.
  • Pictures you took of the accident or any of your injuries. For example, if the accident involved other vehicles, pictures of the damaged vehicles could be helpful for your case.
  • A list of names and contact information of all witnesses to the accident if you have this information available. The police may not have gathered the contact information of all witnesses of the accident. If your attorney can obtain this information directly from you it will be incredibly helpful.

A Written Statement

After an accident and before your first meeting with your personal injury attorney, it is helpful to write a written statement of what happened before, during and after the accident. Details such as the day and time of the accident, the weather, the road conditions, and anything that the other party might have said to you before or after the accident are often helpful to your case. The sooner you take the time to write this statement the better. Often times details are lost in memory the more time passes after an accident.

Personal Injury Lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm

The experienced, aggressive and trusted personal injury lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm are here to help your case go smoothly. We get paid on a contingency fee. That means you pay nothing until your case is settled. If we take on your case, Parke Gordon will upfront all costs until we reach a settlement amount. Call us now for a free consultation with a Boise personal injury lawyer at (208) 322-7274.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury LawyerAfter being injured in an accident, you must first decide to hire a personal injury lawyer. Hiring a competent injury attorney can greatly help your case to go more smoothly. However, some may be worried about what to expect during the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer. Here are some things you can expect during the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer.

Before the First Meeting with Your Attorney

Before the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer be sure to NOT talk with your insurance company. In addition, if the insurance company of the other party tries to contact you, do NOT speak with them. Any statements that you provide to an insurance company could be harmful to your case later. Insurance companies know how to manipulate the things you say in a way that could actually hurt your case.

What to Bring to Your First Meeting

  • Health and auto insurance information
  • Any medical bills you may have already received from the accident
  • The information you gathered from the accident such as statements from witnesses, photos of the accident, etc. Read some tips on what to do after a car accident.

During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

After an attorney has agreed to accept your case, all communications regarding your case should go through your attorney’s office. At your first meeting, you will be asked to sign documentation called a “retainer” or a “representation agreement.” This is a contract with your attorney that outlines the terms of representation.

During the first meeting, your lawyer will ask you for greater details about the accident as well as more details about your injuries. To prepare yourself, think of any questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how regarding the accident or your injuries. This will prepare your mind to answer the questions in your meeting more efficiently. The longevity of your first meeting will depend on how severe your injuries were and who was involved in the accident.

Keep in mind some of the questions your personal injury attorney may ask in your first meeting may be difficult to hear an answer. Your attorney needs the information to better your case and get you the best possible result.

In some cases, your attorney may feel it is necessary to do further research regarding your case. This is not unusual and nothing to be alarmed about.

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer from Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise

After an accident, we understand the difficulties and stresses you may be facing. In fact, if you are not able to come to meet at our law office, our attorney will come to you. Do not hesitate to call the law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm to discuss your case during a free consultation. Call our Boise law office today at (208) 322-7274. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.

Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now. Parke Gordon 1150 W State St. #300 Boise, ID 83702 Phone:(208) 322-7274

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