Car Accident Lawyer in Boise & Twin Falls
We may not like to think about it, but driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis. Read on to find out from our car accident lawyers more about these common events.
Car accidents take tens of thousands of lives across the US each year. Even when accident victims emerge with their lives, car crashes can cause devastating injuries that affect victims for the rest of their lives. Accident victims may be left with costly medical expenses and may be forced to miss work due to their injuries, or even be permanently disabled from working.
Car accident victims often need skilled legal help to recover the full amount in damages that they’re owed after an accident. The Idaho personal injury lawyers at Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby are committed to representing accident victims in insurance claims and lawsuits against at-fault drivers after a crash. Contact our Twin Falls personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after an accident for a consultation on how to recover the money damages you’re owed.
Why do car accidents happen?
Some of the most common causes of Idaho car accidents include:
Drunk drivers—Alcohol is believed to be a factor in nearly 1/3 of all fatal accidents nationwide. Drivers intoxicated by alcohol or drugs have lowered inhibitions and slower reaction times, making them more likely to make unsafe maneuvers on the road, and less likely to react to other drivers in time to avoid a crash or lessen the harm of a crash.
Speeding—Driving above the speed limit may be a common behavior, but that doesn’t make it less dangerous. Like drunk driving, 30% of all fatal crashes are speed-related. Speeding shortens the distance during which drivers can react to hazards or events in the road, while also multiplying the force of impact exponentially when a crash does occur.
Distractions—As smartphones have become ubiquitous, crashes caused by drivers who are on their phones have become a serious threat to roadway safety. Other distractions, such as those caused by passengers, in-vehicle entertainment systems, and eating while driving can be equally dangerous.
What sorts of injuries do car accident victims experience?
Crashes can cause a broad range of injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains, such as whiplash
- Spinal injuries, such as damage to the cervical spine
- Lacerations, contusions, and other soft tissue damage
- Broken ribs, wrists, arms, and other bone fractures
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
Compassionate and committed Idaho car accident lawyers
At Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby, we understand the life-changing effects that a car accident can have on your family, livelihood, and self-worth. We understand that the litigation process can seem daunting. We strive to make the process straightforward and simple, and we will fight to obtain the benefits you need and deserve. Our goal with every case is to ensure the most beneficial resolution in the most efficient way possible. We are aggressive advocates in the courtroom. Our history of trying and winning difficult cases has earned us the respect of insurance companies and defense attorneys across the state and country. To find out how we can help you with your personal injury claim, contact our Idaho car accident lawyers now for a free consultation.
Boise and Twin Falls Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for You
For experienced and knowledgeable legal help after an Idaho car accident, contact the Twin Falls personal injury lawyers Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby at 208-734-2552, with additional offices in Boise at 208-336-2552.