Case Evaluation: Do I have a case?

Case Evaluation

Call us at no charge. We will listen and evaluate your case, offering legal options and next steps, to get you get started on the road to recovery.

Accident and Injury Cases

CB055356Injury case evaluation starts with these two questions:

  • Liability: Was your injury caused by the negligent or intentional act of someone else? Example: you are slowing for a changing light and the car behind you rear-ends you because the driver was going too fast or not paying attention.
  • Damages: As a result of the other party’s wrongful conduct, were you injured or did you suffer loss?

If the answers are “yes,” you may be entitled to recover your medical expenses, lost wages for the time you had to be off work while recuperating, and possibly pain and suffering or compensation for the loss of ability to engage in normal life activities. In addition, if the other party acted recklessly (drunk driving) or intentionally (unprovoked assault and battery), you may be able to recover punitive damages as well.

Workers’ Compensation Cases

Idaho is a “no-fault” work comp state, meaning that if you are injured at work regardless of the cause, you are entitled to certain benefits (with some exceptions). Here are some of the key issues:

  • Were you an employee at the time (e.g. as opposed to an independent contractor)?
  • Were you acting within the scope of your employment (i.e. engaged in job-related activity) when you were injured?
  • Was the injury caused by an accident or incident that was unforeseen or unexpected?

When you are injured on the job, the employer (or their insurance company) may be required to pay your medical expenses; temporary wage-loss benefits during the time your doctor restricts you from working; an impairment rating if the injury has permanent anatomical effects; and disability beyond impairment or the cost of retraining if your ability to get hired or earn wages is reduced.

Other Case Types

Case types such as sexual harassment in the workplace depend heavily on the specific facts. Contact Seiniger Law at (208) 345-1000 for a free phone evaluation.

Don’t Delay: The Effect of Legal Deadlines

The law limits the time within which you must take legal action or your claim is forever barred by statutes of limitation. There may also be requirements for giving notice to other parties (e.g. employers, state agencies) within a certain period after the incident. To preserve your rights, contact us right away as soon as you believe you may have a claim.