Car Accident Case Process
Understanding the Nampa car accident lawsuit process can be difficult.
You have to make sure you are filing within the deadline and then must collect the necessary evidence.
Without experience with the legal process, this can be overwhelming.
But, a skilled car accident lawyer from Skaug Law can help.
We can work with you to help you get full and fair compensation.
Time Limits and How they Affect a Lawsuit
The statute of limitations in Idaho is the time during which a person can file a complaint or a lawsuit with the court to receive compensation.
In Idaho, generally, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file their complaint.
However, there are exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations.
After the statute of limitations has run out, a lawyer is often unable to help an injury victim win compensation.
The statute of limitations also differs for minors and goes beyond two years, depending on the age of the child.
Sometimes, it is six years or more.
The statute of limitations is specific to the facts of the case so it is important to speak with an experienced attorney.
Before speaking to an attorney, a person can find out the statute of limitations by looking up the Idaho code online.
But an injury victim should always speak directly to an experienced attorney to make sure there are no situations affecting their statute of limitations.
Once the complaint is filed before the deadline, the statute of limitations no longer matters.
The trial can happen years later and there will be no problem.
It is recommended that someone retain the services of experienced Nampa car accident counsel at Skaug Law when dealing with the statute of limitations because there are many nuances and oddities in the law.
Failing to file documents on time or filing the wrong documents can cause a person to lose their case.
Gathering Evidence in Nampa
Skaug Law Nampa car accident attorneys gather evidence through reports, medical records, bills, and wage loss documentation.
We gather professional opinions from experts about how the auto accident occurred and the long-term outlook for the victim’s injuries.
Sometimes our attorney will hire a private investigator to get witness statements or contact the witnesses directly.
The attorney will also review the applicable laws and traffic violations that may have been violated by the at-fault defendant.
The attorneys will look for any evidence pointing to the cause of the auto collision and any evidence to show the cause of the injured person’s injuries.
Process for Preparing a Car Crash Case
The process for collecting evidence in a car accident case in Nampa involves gathering the police reports, videos, audios, photographs, witness statements, and hiring a private investigator when necessary to find witnesses who may not have been located by the police.
It takes a different amount of time in every case to collect evidence to prepare for trial.
For example, getting medical records can take months.
After evidence is collected, the personal injury attorney, in preparation for trial, must reveal to the defense what they intend to present as evidence.
The defense must also show the plaintiff their evidence.
Gathering evidence to illustrate the truth at court is very important.
Injury victims should cooperate with their personal injury attorney to get the necessary evidence.
Learn More About the Nampa Car Accident Case Process
The most important aspects of the Nampa car accident lawsuit process include filing on time and collecting the necessary evidence.
A skilled car accident lawyer from Skaug Law can help with both.
We can work with you to give your case the best chance of success.
Call us today for a free consultation to get started.