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Jaywalking: In an Accident, Where Does the Blame Lie?

Jaywalking: In an Accident, Where Does the Blame Lie?

In Idaho, is it illegal to jaywalk. Pedestrians are considered to be jaywalking when they cross a highway or roadway in a place not marked by a crosswalk. Unmarked crosswalks at intersections are not pedestrian right-of-way zones. Under Idaho law, pedestrians are required to yield right of

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Deadly Overpass Accident Kills One Person

Deadly Overpass Accident Kills One Person

On Wednesday, January 21, Ohio officials continued to investigate a deadly overpass exit collapse, even as construction work resumed in the area. The overpass collapse closed southbound lanes of Interstate 75, blocking the road with debris. The contractor, Kokosing Construction, managed to clear away the tons of

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Sledding Carries Strong Personal Injury and Accident Risk

With winter weather in full swing, many young people (and adults) bring out their sleds for a fun day sliding down hills in parks, and sometimes, more dangerously, on city streets. Many people remember the magical moment they first felt the rush of cool air as they

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Car Accidents: The Human Factor

Car Accidents: The Human Factor

Researchers writing for the European Journal of Epidemiology surveyed the major human-related factors that lead to car accidents every year. A report to Congress also detailed important human errors that led to car accidents. The hope is that the findings can help researchers, public policy-makers, and engineers

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Many Americans do not Pursue Personal Injury Cases—Why?

We often hear that America is an overly-litigious society, that we’ll sue for any reason. Many states have gone as far as to place caps on personal injury settlements in order to supposedly stem the flood of personal injury lawsuits. Idaho, for instance, has placed a cap

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What to Expect During a Deposition

What to Expect During a Deposition

If you’ve suffered a personal injury due to another person’s negligence or neglect, you may have many questions. You may wonder how much your claim may be worth and may wonder how you’re going to pay for medical bills. If you decide to take your case to

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Proving Pain and Suffering Following an Accident

Proving Pain and Suffering Following an Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, the easiest damages to prove will be the damages for which you can produce physical bills. If you needed to replace a car door, your body shop will provide you with a bill and you can seek compensation for these

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Avoiding Deadly Car Accident Pile-Ups

Avoiding Deadly Car Accident Pile-Ups

On December 11, a ten car pile-up on I-84 blocked all westbound lanes. Three people were injured in the accident that took place near the Meridian Road exit. The Idaho Statesman reports that investigators are still looking into the causes of the accident, but initial reports suggest

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Understanding Comparative Fault in Idaho

Understanding Comparative Fault in Idaho

Let’s say you get injured in a car accident in Idaho. The facts of the case are as follows. You and the car that hit you both arrive at a four way stop at exactly the same time and both drivers run the stop sign. The cars

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Are Punitive Damages Reforms Unconstitutional?

Are Punitive Damages Reforms Unconstitutional?

Punitive damages are forms of monetary compensation awarded to a person who has suffered personal injury that goes beyond compensatory damages. If you’ve been injured in, say, a car accident, truck accident, or any other kind of accident that took place due to premises liability or nursing

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