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Should I Hire an Attorney?

Should I Hire an Attorney?

I feel uncomfortable hiring a Personal Injury attorney because with the commercials I see on TV and the different billboards along the highways, these attorneys just feel like sleezy, money-hungry ambulance chasers with fancy suits and slogans. Not really my style. Are there even decent and honest Personal Injury attorneys that I can trust?

People often have negative feelings about all kinds of attorneys.  Remember, you have a recognized and valid legal claim in Idaho if you have been injured because someone else was negligent.  There are many firms that have set up “churn and burn” law practices in the Treasure Valley where clients received very little personal service and may never even talk to an attorney.  This is unethical.  Smith Horras, P.A. offers personal service and our attorneys always build relationships with our clients.

It is very important to hire a personal injury attorney you trust who will ensure you receive the best legal care possible. Our attorneys at Smith Horras, P.A. are knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy professionals.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Dealing with Insurance Companies

I have been with my insurance company for over 10 years and have never had to file a claim. I was just T-boned in an intersection. My vehicle is totaled and I had to go to the emergency room. I now have sharp and lingering pain, which will require continued treatment throughout the next year, at least. Surely, since the collision was not my fault, my insurance company will have my best interests at heart; they will help me to navigate through this process. After all, doesn’t a portion of my premium go towards their claim service?

If the wreck was not your fault you will be dealing with both your own insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company.  Always contact law enforcement from the scene of the accident!!  Law enforcement must document the evidence and cite the at-fault party.   Always get the insurance information from the driver that hit you. The information should include the name of the insurance company, the policy number, and a phone number to start a claim. It is very common for insurance companies to take advantage of injured people who do not have an attorney to help.  One way they do this is to pressure you into signing a release of liability giving you a small amount of money to sign away all your legal rights before you even know the extent of your injuries.  Never sign a release without consulting an attorney.  Additionally, your insurance company has a monetary interest in you finalizing your claim quickly.  You have rights that need to be protected on your own insurance policy.  You should have an attorney help you with a claim on your own insurance policy.

 Our team at Smith Horras, P.A. takes personal care to be sure the insurance compensates you fairly and fully for the harm you have endured.

Smith Horras, P.A.

Smith Horras Attorneys


5561 N. Glenwood St

Garden City, Idaho 83714

(208) 697-5555

Mon – Fri 9AM – 4:30PM
Closed Sat & Sun

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