3 Personal Injury stories from Meridian
In many ways, Idaho is idyllic. We have the Payette River, famous for rafters and kayakers. We also have lakes for sailing, mountains perfect for skiing and hills that attract mountain bikers from all over the country, but we struggle with many of the same issues that other states do. We have trouble keeping our roadways safe, and we suffer from a growth in distracted driving and impaired driving.
Also, more outdoor sports mean more injuries. It seems that our life-flight helicopters are always in the air during ski season. As personal-injury attorneys, it’s our job to help those injured by negligent behavior in the Treasure Valley. We stand up for their rights in court to ensure that they get the compensation they need to pay for their medical treatment.
If you are looking for a personal-injury lawyer in Meridian, we are here to help. At the Law Offices of Johnson and Lundgreen, we have decades of experience working in Idaho courtrooms. To schedule a consultation with an attorney from our office, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!
1. Lawmakers Debate Bill That Limits Ski Resort Liability
Imagine that you are skiing or snowboarding through a terrain park at Bogus Basin or Sun Valley when you suddenly hit a shovel that was left by a worker or an unsecured rail falls out from beneath you. The next thing you know, ski patrol is carrying you down mountain and calling for an ambulance or life flight helicopter.
Should you have the ability to recover compensation for your injury if it was the result of negligence? The Spokesman-Review reports that that is exactly what the state Legislature is debating right now.
A new bill was passed by the house and will be voted on by the Senate shortly. It limits the liability to ski park operators. Opponents of the bill remind lawmakers that the operators will have less incentive to focus on safe building practices if they are not liable for injuries.
2. 2 Injured After Car Accident
KTVB News reports that Nathaniel McDonald was drinking and driving when he lost control of his car and struck both a power pole and another motorist. His car then burst into flames. Both McDonald and his passenger were rushed to the hospital. Fortunately, the other driver was uninjured.
3. Hit-And-Run Driver Found, Arrested
According to KTVB News, police have tracked down the driver who caused a head-on collision between two other drivers when he made an unsafe lane change. The driver left the scene. Both of the other drivers were hospitalized. Police believe they fled because they were driving on an expired registration.
If you have been injured by the negligent, reckless or careless actions of another party, we can help you seek restitution for your injuries. To learn more about how we can help or to discuss your injuries with an experienced injury attorney in Meridian, Call Us At 208-376-5256 Today!