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Two-Vehicle Head-On Car Crash West of Idaho Falls

Two-Vehicle Head-On Car Crash West of Idaho Falls

Two-Vehicle Head-On Car Crash West of Idaho FallsIdaho State Police reported a two-vehicle-head-on car crash west of Idaho Falls. A vehicle traveling westbound on US20 crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling eastbound with two juvenile passengers. All occupants of both vehicles were transported by air ambulance to a nearby hospital. Officials say all occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the car crash. Traffic was blocked for about 50 minutes while crews worked to clear the accident. Eastbound traffic was blocked for an additional two hours. Idaho State Police are investigating this car accident.

Head-On Car Crash Statistics

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2005 there were 21,924 fatal crashes involving 32,512 vehicles and 54,990 people. 24,837 of these fatal collisions occurred in rural areas. Head-on car crashes are more likely to occur in rural areas. In fact, 13 percent of all rural fatal crashes are head-on collisions. Head-on crashes are responsible for less than seven percent of all urban fatal crashes.

Possible Causes of Head-On Car Crashes

A head-on collision typically occurs when a car crosses over the centerline of the roadway or a median in an attempt to pass but collides with an oncoming vehicle from the other direction. Another common reason for head-on collisions is from a wrong way driver. 75 percent of all head-on collisions happen on two-lane rural roads. This high rate of head-on collisions on rural roads indicates that these crashes are usually due to a failed passing maneuver. Head-on collisions are often serious and lead to many wrongful deaths. Other negligent acts that lead to a head-on collision include:

  • Falling asleep while driving.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Driving distracted (i.e. using a mobile device while driving).
  • Losing control of the vehicle.
  • Road conditions.

Car Crash Attorney in Southeast Idaho

If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a car crash, contact the experienced car crash attorneys in Southeast Idaho at Brent Gordon Law Firm. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. We will fight for every penny you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation with an experienced car crash attorney to see if you have a good case. Call our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 or our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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What to do After a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

What to do After a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

What to do After a Hit and Run Bicycle AccidentA bicyclist has the same rights and responsibilities as a motor vehicle when driving on public roads. When a negligent driver crashes into a bicyclist, runs them off the road, or hits them by opening a door then leaves the scene, it is considered a hit and run crime. A hit and run accident can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges if the driver is found at fault. Under the law, the bicyclist can also file a lawsuit against the negligent driver to obtain compensation for damages and injuries. However, if the at-fault driver cannot be identified, the bicyclist can obtain some compensation by filing a claim against their own personal auto insurance with uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or a medical insurance policy.

The best compensation will be obtainable only if the unknown driver is identified. If the driver is identified and found at fault, a personal injury lawyer would be able to fight to get you the most compensation possible.

Tips for a Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

Here are some tips for a bicyclist who is hit by someone who flees the scene to catch the responsible driver and protect your ability to file a lawsuit against them.

  • Take pictures of the accident scene, the damages to your bike, weather conditions at the scene, skid marks, and your injuries.
  • Talk to any witnesses and get their contact information (full name and phone number).
  • Call the police. A responding officer will be able to create an accident report. By failing to obtain an accident report, you may lose your right to compensation from your own insurance company and the at-fault driver. Even if you think the at-fault driver will not be found, file a police report with local authorities.
  • Receive medical care. Always go to the doctor after any motor vehicle accident. Doing so documents medical records that can later help your case. Tell the doctor you were involved in an accident and report any injuries even if minor. By receiving medical care, your medical records will protect your right to medical expense compensation.
  • Notify your insurance providers. Many auto insurance policies cover bicyclists who travel on roadways. Let your insurance company know about the accident if you think you will need to file a claim to cover your losses. Learn as much as you can about the compensation you are owed through your own insurance policies (medical and auto). If the driver is not found, these may be the only compensation opportunities for you.

Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney Now

Contact our bicycle accident attorneys for a free consultation in Idaho Falls or Pocatello. Our injury lawyers are on your side and will fight for your rights. The law office of Brent Gordon believes every client deserves fair representation, not just the big insurance companies with deep pockets. Let the law office of Brent Gordon represent you and take away the stress of your bicycle accident case. Call our Idaho Falls law office now at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Chain Reaction Car Crash in Pocatello

Chain Reaction Car Crash in Pocatello

Chain Reaction Car Crash in PocatelloIdaho State Police reported a chain reaction car crash in Pocatello. A police officer was following too closely and crashed into the car in front of him at a stoplight northbound on Yellowstone Avenue. The impact of the collision caused a chain reaction with two other vehicles who were also stopped at the light. Only one person was reportedly injured in the crash and had to be transported by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. All drivers were reportedly wearing seatbelts at the time of the car crash. The northbound lanes of Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello were blocked for about an hour as crews worked to clear the accident.

Chain Reaction Car Crashes

A chain reaction car crash typically occurs when more than two cars hit each other in a chain of rear-end collisions. Usually, the force from the first crash or the last in the line of cars rear-ends the next car in line pushing their car into another vehicle. These types of collisions are known as “chain reactions.”

While a chain reaction car accident can be the negligence of only one driver, sometimes multiple drivers can be found at fault. The most common cause of a chain reaction car crash is a driver following too closely or not paying attention. Litigating a car accident causes involving multiple parties can be challenging. Finding who was at fault for a chain reaction car crash can be difficult unless a driver admits to being distracted. Often, however, other factors play an issue such as road construction, bad weather, or aggressive driving. Hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to handle your case and pinpoint who is at fault, will be in your best interest.

Chain Reaction Car Crash Attorney

If you’ve been involved in a chain reaction car crash, hire an experienced and trusted attorney from Brent Gordon Law Firm immediately. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will upfront all costs to investigate who was at fault for the accident. We will work hard to get you every penny you deserved. With the help of the experienced attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm, you can beat Goliath! Call our Idaho Falls or Pocatello law office now for a free consultation! You pay nothing until your case is settled. Call us now at 23-CRASH (208-232-7274) to get started on your case. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Head-on Fatal Crash on Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls

Head-on Fatal Crash on Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls

Head-on Fatal Crash on Yellowstone Highway in Idaho FallsIdaho State Police reported a head-on fatal crash on Yellowstone Highway just south of Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls. A vehicle traveling northbound on Yellowstone Highway reportedly crossed over the center line and entered the southbound lanes of travel. The vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by an oncoming southbound vehicle. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car crash and succumbed to his injuries at a nearby medical center. The driver heading southbound was wearing a seatbelt but was still transported by ground ambulance for evaluation of injuries at a nearby medical center. Traffic was blocked for about two hours as crews worked to clear the car accident.

Statistics show that only two percent of car accidents are head-on collisions. However, these types of crashes account for over ten percent of driving fatalities. Due to the increased force sustained by both drivers in a head-on collision, these types of accidents are probably the most dangerous. Here are some tips to help you avoid a head-on car crash.

Tips to Avoid a Head-on Car Crash

Wear a Seatbelt

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports airbags and seat belt use has reduced the fatality rate of head-on collisions by 61 percent.

Pass with Caution

When driving on a rural road, only pass when it is safe to do so. This can be tricky for many drivers as it is hard to see oncoming traffic until you start to attempt to pass. If in doubt, don’t. Instead, wait for a passing lane.

Be Alert

Never drive tired or distracted. Make sure to always have your eyes and mind on the road when you are driving to avoid an accident. All too often a driver accidentally swerves into oncoming traffic because they are distracted or falling asleep at the wheel.

Observe Lane Markings

It is only lawful to pass on a one-lane road when the line is dashed or a passing lane is present. Passing over a double yellow line or in a passing lane for the opposing flow of traffic is unlawful and could cause a serious accident.

Be Aware of Roadway Conditions

If a roadway appears slick, do not attempt to pass. Doing so may cause the driver to lose control and end in an accident.

Car Crash Attorney in Southeast Idaho

If you’ve been injured in a car crash due to the negligence of another driver, contact the experienced car crash attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello. Our law office has recovered thousands for our Southeast Idaho clients. We believe every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Idaho Falls law office today at (208) 552-0467 or Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Liability for Weather Related Car Accidents

Liability for Weather Related Car Accidents

Liability for Weather Related Car AccidentsWeather-related car accidents can occur at any time during the year. However, winter weather conditions typically have the biggest impact on motor vehicle accidents. Snow, ice, wind, fog, rain, and even wind contribute to car accidents by impairing vehicle control and limiting visibility on the roadway. When bad weather is to blame for a car accident, who is liable to pay the damages?

Liability for Weather Related Car Accidents

When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they take full responsibility for their actions. Drivers are expected to stay off the roadway if weather conditions are too hazardous to operate a vehicle. That means a driver cannot use weather conditions as an excuse for causing an accident. Drivers are to use extreme caution when operating a vehicle on slick, icy or snowy roads. Precautions include slowing down, pulling over if visibility is poor, or staying home altogether.

When determining fault for an accident, a police officer will consider road conditions as well as the actions of both drivers. Typically, when a driver loses control of the vehicle, that driver will be held responsible for the damages caused by an accident. For example, if a driver slides into the vehicle in front of them due to ice, the driver will be held responsible for rear-ending and is liable for any property, medical or other damages caused. However, if icy roads cause two or more drivers to lose control and slide into each other, the responding officer may decide to hold each driver liable for their own damages.

Car Accident Attorney in Southeast Idaho

If you feel you are entitled to recover damages from a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, contact the Southeast Idaho law office of Brent Gordon. Brent Gordon Law Firm offers a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident with an experienced, trusted and knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your car accident. Call our Idaho Falls law office or Pocatello law office today at (208) 552-0467.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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