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Good Samaritan – Its a law and its also a sign of character.

Good Samaritan – Its a law and its also a sign of character.

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Good Samaritan Law – What is it? Where does it happen and how does it affect us here in Idaho? Being good neighbors leans us into supporting clients both in Oregon and here at home in Idaho as good samaritans. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), The premise underlying the good Samaritan […]

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What Should I Do After A Boating Accident: Moving Forward In Nampa

What Should I Do After A Boating Accident: Moving Forward In Nampa

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Summertime is boating time. Boating is generally equated with good times, good memories, and sometimes a nice stringer of fish. Unfortunately, good days are sometimes marred by boating accidents. Boating accidents are commonly caused by operator negligence and other avoidable problems, but these incidents are still, unfortunately, happening every year. While we hope you and […]

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Uninsured Motorist Claims: What Happens Next?

Uninsured Motorist Claims: What Happens Next?

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Updated January 2021 If you were hurt by an underinsured or uninsured driver, don’t give up hope. Every year, too many drivers choose to drive on Idaho roads without sufficient insurance — or worse, no insurance at all. Insurance industry estimates show that as many as 25% of drivers do not carry sufficient insurance in […]

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I’ve Just Witnessed A Car Accident; What Should I Do?

I’ve Just Witnessed A Car Accident; What Should I Do?

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Witnessing a car accident is something most of us will experience at least once in our lives. When we do, we may instinctively want to help. It’s important to know how to do so safely, without putting our own lives, or the lives of others, in danger. Knowing how to help, how to be a […]

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Don’t let the Coronavirus put your Injury Case or Legal Needs on HOLD!

Don’t let the Coronavirus put your Injury Case or Legal Needs on HOLD!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 ALERT We are 100% committing to serving you in this time of need, and we can do that without you leaving your home. March 25, 2020— Gov. Brad Little has ordered a stay-home order for all Idahoans for the next 21 days. This order is effective immediately. In cooperation with his order, our office […]

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Why should you care that we are a Founding Member?

Why should you care that we are a Founding Member?

Friday, January 31st, 2020

By Bruce D. Skaug, Managing Attorney With some associations, lawyers simply pay a yearly fee and post the association logo on their websites. Our NAMIL membership is different. Being a Founding Member of the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers (NAMIL) is something we take seriously. It shows our heart-felt desire to help riders and […]

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Do You Agree With Meridian’s Ban On Using Handheld Devices While Driving?

Do You Agree With Meridian’s Ban On Using Handheld Devices While Driving?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

By Bruce D. Skaug Managing Attorney, Skaug Law PC   It took a tie-breaking vote by Mayor Tammy De Weerd to pass the hands-free ordinance through a divided Meridian city council. If you are pulled over for using a handheld device while driving in Meridian, expect to pay a total of $155 in penalty and […]

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My Visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum

My Visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Bruce Skaug, Managing Attorney I had the chance to go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum. It was awesome. They have a bike from every single year since 1903. Lots of cool stuff. I was in town on Harley-Davidson’s monthly Bike Night and the riders there are a little bit wild. Some were […]

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This little tool could save your life

This little tool could save your life

Friday, January 29th, 2021

First off, I don’t have any stake in sharing this with you. I’m just telling you about it for your own safety and the safety of your loved ones. Resqme is a small escape tool that can help you get out of your vehicle after a crash. In spite of its small size, it has […]

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Some Help for Healing Emotionally After a Car Accident

Some Help for Healing Emotionally After a Car Accident

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, taking care of your physical injuries is the first priority, but it’s just as important to pay attention to your emotional needs. The trauma of an accident can leave you feeling vulnerable and afraid. Your emotional needs are an important part of your recovery process, and can […]

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Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

It’s no secret — riding two wheels is loads of thrilling fun . . . as long as no one gets hurt. Here are a few safety tips to protect yourself from injuries resulted by motorcycle accidents. 1. Wear the right gear. A helmet is crucial when riding a motorcycle. That little bit of distance between […]

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Wilson Pelot: A Cautionary Tale of Knowing When and When Not to Sue

Wilson Pelot: A Cautionary Tale of Knowing When and When Not to Sue

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

In January of 2014, Wilson Pelot and his dad were hiking in Silver Falls State Park when disaster struck. A railing marked with caution tape broke under 10-year-old Wilson’s weight, and he fell forty feet down a cliff. Spinal fractures and a broken wrist are just some of the injuries he suffered, and for a […]

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You May Be Due Compensation for Pain and Suffering

You May Be Due Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, and someone else’s neglect or carelessness is the cause of your injury, you may be able to receive monetary compensation. Beyond medical expenses and lost wages, many people suffer additional consequences after an injury. These are commonly referred to as pain and suffering. Most of […]

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I’ve Been Injured In A Retail Department Store. What Happens Next?

I’ve Been Injured In A Retail Department Store. What Happens Next?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Most of the time we feel safe when we are out and about running our errands and entering a variety of retail stores, as most retail stores are safe environments for shoppers. In fact, government agencies provide codes and regulations for stores to follow in order to ensure their premises are safe, for staff, shoppers, […]

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You have been in a hit and run accident! – Now What?

You have been in a hit and run accident! – Now What?

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

What to do after a car accident, especially if it’s a hit and run accident? Being involved in a car accident is never a good experience. Even if the accident wasn’t serious enough that anyone was injured, the shock and trauma can still stay with you (and any passengers) and leave you feeling a little bit […]

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