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Steps Your Attorney Will Take to Prove Your Claim

Steps Your Attorney Will Take to Prove Your Claim

After an accident, you may be wondering how an attorney can prove your claim. The experienced injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello will fight to get you the largest possible settlement for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering. Your attorney will investigate the accident to make sure fault is assigned to the right driver and explore every potential opportunity for you to receive more compensation. If you’ve been injured, you need to focus on your recovery and let Brent Gordon Law Firm handle the legal work to secure your claim.

Gather Evidence

When you are seriously injured in an accident, the sooner you hire an attorney, the better the outcome for your case. This is because the first set in preparing a strong accident claim is gathering evidence at the scene of the accident. As time passes, evidence will be more difficult to gather. Types of evidence that is often gathered from a car accident scene include the following.

  • Photos were taken at the time of the accident
  • Tire markings on the pavement
  • Footage from traffic or security cameras
  • Photos of the area including traffic signs, signals, pedestrian walkways, homes and businesses surrounding the area
  • Police reports
  • Repair reports and photos of the damaged vehicles
  • Contact information of witnesses

Analyzing Evidence

Once the evidence has been gathered, your attorney can consult with experts to interpret the evidence and determine fault. The expert can analyze evidence and create a video that reproduces the events of the accident. An accurate analysis of evidence can provide the answers needed to present a strong case. Questions evidence can often answer include the following.

  • Who caused the accident?
  • Was the at-fault driver impaired?
  • Did road conditions or weather conditions contribute to the accident?
  • Was the at-fault driver distracted?
  • Did the victim contribute to the crash?

Questioning Witnesses

Your attorney may choose to conduct interviews with key witnesses if needed. As the victim of an accident, there may be details from the accident that you are either unaware or forgot in the aftermath of the crash. Others who saw the accident can provide valuable information to help your case. If possible, after being involved in an accident, gather contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident.

Police Report Corrections

Sometimes errors can be made on the police report. One of the most important pieces of evidence in your claim is the police report. It is up to you and your attorney to make sure the police report accurately reflects what happened.

Police officers trained in auto accident assessment investigate the scene and talk to drivers, victims, and witnesses. They then write up an official police report back at the station. Sometimes a police officer at the scene is under pressure and may be rushed. They can and do make mistakes on accident reports. It is important that your claim gets the correct information on the report as quickly as possible.

Knowledge of the Law

The best asset your attorney will bring to your case is their knowledge and experience. An attorney will be aware of any statutes of limitations that apply to your case and will know how to pursue every possible source of compensation. Along with making a claim for property damage and injuries, an attorney can help you pursue claims for general damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and mental anguish.

Free Consultation with an Experienced Injury Lawyer

Stop wondering if you have a personal injury case. Contact the law office of Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls for a free case evaluation. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys will work hard to get you every penny you deserve. Gordon Law Firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 to get started on your personal injury 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.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Injury Claim

Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Injury Claim

Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Injury ClaimIf you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you need an experienced, trusted and knowledgeable personal injury attorney to handle your personal injury claim. Why? Well, there are some common mistakes that will hurt your injury claim making it so you don’t receive fair compensation. Don’t let that happen to you! Contact the experienced attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our law offices in Pocatello and Idaho Falls will fight to get you every penny you deserve.

The following are the most common mistakes that will hurt your injury claim.

Failing to Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

If an injury from an accident goes untreated by a medical professional, a jury will then have to decide if the injury was incurred from the accident. Immediately after an accident, seek medical treatment. This will also provide you with proper documentation such as medical records that can later help your case.

Delaying Speaking to a Personal Injury Attorney

After an accident, the first few days are critical. Whether it was a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall injury, dog bite injury, or other injuries, you will most likely be bombarded by calls from insurance companies and investigators. It is likely that you will say or do something that can hurt your case. Calling a personal injury attorney right away and have your attorney handle these matters. That will allow you to concentrate on healing and getting back on your feet.

Representing Yourself

To receive the most compensation for your personal injury claim you must know and understand the law. This requires in-depth knowledge and experience with legal doctrines, insurance contracts, and regulations, as well as courtroom procedures. Without knowledge of these things, a person cannot plan and structure their case for proper handling. It is probable that you will do or say something that will sink your injury claim.

Here are a few real examples of cases Parke Gordon Law Firm has settled that illustrates how our law firm can maximize compensation for your personal injury case.

Case 1: Alone the client would receive $7,000. With Parke Gordon, the client would receive $29,000.

Case 2: Working alone the client would receive $13,000. Working with Parke Gordon, the client would receive $40,000 in compensation.

Case 3: On their own, the client would receive $30,000. With the help of Parke Gordon, the client would receive $102,000.

Case 4: Without an attorney, the client would receive $10,000. Parke Gordon was able to get $450,000 in compensation.

Failing to Communicate with Your Hired Attorney

Remember when you hire an attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm, you and your lawyer are a team. Communicate with your personal injury attorney to make your case go as smoothly as possible. Failing to cooperate with your attorney can waste valuable time and cause your case to fail.

Giving a Written Statement or Recorded Interview to the Insurance Company

Insurance adjusters are trained to get people to agree to a quick settlement. That way, they don’t have to pay the full value of your claim. One of the first things an insurance adjuster will do is attempt to get a written or recorded statement from the drivers and injured claimants. Insurance adjusters will often use a recorded statement to twist the words of a client as the claim progresses. Do not give any sort of written or recorded statement or sign anything before talking with your attorney. Doing so can permanently harm your case.

Failing to Collect Evidence Immediately

In any legal claim, the evidence is crucial. As time passes, evidence fades and the memories of witnesses can become twisted. Preserve as much evidence as early as possible to help your case. Helpful evidence includes taking photos of the accident scene, and visible injuries. Take photos of your injuries right away and then keep taking pictures periodically as your treatment progresses. Gather the names and phone number of any eyewitnesses to your accident.

Posting About Your Accident on Social Media Sites

Anything you post about your accident on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube, can be used against you. Any posting on social networks might be requested by other attorneys working against you. It is best to keep everything off the Internet and keep all comments between you and your lawyer.

Signing a Release or Medical Authorization Form

Unless you know exactly what you are signing, don’t sign. You could be signing a release or waiving your claims. Frequently, an insurance adjuster will ask you to sign a medical authorization form granting them access to your medical records. No matter what the adjuster says, don’t do it. In addition, do not sign any documents which have any language releasing your claims. Doing so could cause you to lose your rights forever.

Lying or Hiding Evidence Related to Your Case

Right from the start, let your attorney know about your medical history or any previous accident claims. This way, your attorney can plan for those matters and be prepared to address them should need to be.

Hire an Injury Lawyer from Brent Gordon Law Firm

After an accident, we understand the difficulties and stresses you may be facing. In fact, if you are not able to come to meet at our law office, our attorney will come to you. Do not hesitate to call the law office of Brent Gordon Law Firm to discuss your case during a free consultation. Our law firm works on a contingency fee. That means you pay nothing until your case is settled. You can afford to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney from Brent Gordon Law Firm. Call our Idaho Falls law office today at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274. 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.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Helping Hurricane Harvey VictimsTo help Hurricane Harvey victims, Brent Gordon Law Firm has donated to the American Red Cross. On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit as a category 4 (out of a scale of 5) hurricane flooding several cities in Texas.  Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to hit land in the United States since 2005. The hurricane season of 2017 will go down in history as one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma hit, also a category 4 storm, impacting Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was then hit again on September 20, 2017 by Hurricane Maria, also a category 4 storm, causing catastrophic damage. The damage caused by these hurricanes has been the most extensive of all time.

Damages Caused by Hurricane Harvey

The damages caused by Hurricane Harvey are around $290 billion including the cost of recovery work, property damage, business damages, increased unemployment as well as other factors. Hurricane Harvey also caused at least 77 confirmed deaths, most of which were drownings. One in Guyanna and 76 in the United States.

Texas

In Texas, over 48,700 homes were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas Department of Public Safety stated that 9,000 homes were completely destroyed and another 185,000 homes were damaged. In addition, more than 300,000 people went without electricity.

Brent Gordon Law Firm Reaches Out to Help

The attorneys and staff of Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls and Pocatello have chosen to help relief efforts. We invite you to donate to the American Red Cross as well. You can easily make a donation online here (https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey). Every contribution, no matter the size, helps the many who have found themselves homeless and without many of the things they used to enjoy. No contribution is too small.

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.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Brent Gordon Law’s New Facebook Campaign

Brent Gordon Law’s New Facebook Campaign

Brent Gordon Law’s New Facebook CampaignBrent Gordon Law’s new Facebook campaign called #TuesdayTrivia started about a month ago. Every Tuesday, a trivia question is asked on our Facebook page with the chance to win a $25 gift card. Currently only the Brent Gordon Law Idaho Falls Facebook page is running to campaign. The campaign was designed to increase awareness of the Facebook pages, add new followers and be fun. So far, it has been a success. We feel that our Facebook fans have enjoyed the questions asked and have had fun finding the answer to the trivia questions. It has not been determined how long the campaign will continue.

Things to Be Aware of When Posting About Your Case on Facebook

If you currently have an active injury case, there are some things to be aware of with social media concerning your case. Approximately two-thirds of adults in the US use social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook according to the Pew Research Center. It may seem natural to share with your family and friends’ things that happen in your day to day life. However, be cautious in what you share on social media. In many instances, what you share on online can be used against you to dispute a personal injury claim. The Internet is often the first-place insurance companies look to investigate a claim. Your posts can be used against you to dispute the severity of your injuries, the day the accident took place and where.

Here are a few things to avoid posting to protect your personal injury claim thereby helping your accident attorney to win your case.

Avoid posting:

  • Status updates indicating you can participate in activities contrary to your injuries or treatment plan.
  • Photos or videos of you engaging in physical activity that would disprove the injuries you claim to have.
  • Photos of you drinking. This could indicate you enjoy alcohol and perhaps you were driving drunk.
  • Never post anything that sounds like you admitting fault or anything that could cast doubt that you are partially to blame.
  • Do not post about your finances.
  • Avoid posting negative comments about the insurance company.
  • Do not give information about when you return to work.

 

Also, be aware of what kinds of things your friends post about you and monitor this to help your case.

Hire Southeast Idaho Personal Injury Attorneys at Brent Gordon Law

Let the personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law assist with your case. Our law firm has handle many car accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident and personal injury victims in Pocatello, Idaho,  Idaho Falls, Idaho and surrounding areas. We have the years of experience and aggressiveness you need to win your case. Call Brent Gordon Law today at (208) 552-0467 for a free consultation.

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.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

Gordon Law Pocatello

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