It can be hard to deal with the financial consequences of an auto accident. If the other driver was responsible for causing the crash, they are liable for your losses, as Idaho is a fault state. That said, winning a settlement for your accident claim won’t be easy. If you had a share in fault, things could get complicated, and the at-fault party’s insurer may try to blame you for the crash. It is best to find a reliable Idaho car accident attorney for your claim at the earliest to have enough time to contemplate your legal options.
Free initial consultation
Almost all injury attorneys in the state offer a free initial consultation for accident victims. You can call a lawyer’s office, and typically, it would start with a conversation on the phone. If the lawyer is interested in taking the case, you will have a personal meeting to discuss the facts of the accident. The first meeting with an attorney is about discussing what may have caused the accident and what you can expect in a settlement. If you had a share in fault, this could impact your ability to claim compensation. If you are honest with the attorney, they can share a fair overview of the expected settlement and other aspects.
Answering your questions
You can also expect the lawyer to answer all your questions pertaining to the accident claim. You can ask questions like –
- How long have you been an accident attorney?
- Are you experienced at representing clients at trial?
- How often do you deal with auto accident claims and lawsuits in your practice?
- What is the worth of my claim?
- If I have a share in fault, what can I expect in the settlement?
- Can you share details of your top settlements and landmark cases?
- How long will it take to settle the claim?
- Are you personally available to take my case?
- How much is your fee? Do I need to pay anything immediately?
- What are the expected costs of the case other than your fee?
Lawyers in Idaho usually take a contingency fee for accident claims. The lawyer will only get paid if you win a financial settlement from the other party or insurer. The fee of the attorney may vary but doesn’t typically exceed 40% of the settlement.
Also, you can expect the attorney to deal with the insurance company from scratch and handle the necessary paperwork.