Questions Answered by Kurt Holzer

Q: Does strict liability apply to dog bite cases in Idaho?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
Idaho dog bite law is complex See Boswell v. Steele. https://cases.justia.com/idaho/supreme-court-civil/2018-45454.pdf?ts=1536256623

Q: Was driving a company car and got in an accident - will the other driver sue me or my company?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
Not all collisions end in a lawsuit. I am assuming that you were the person who made the mistake and caused the collision. If that is true the injured person has the right to bring the claim against you, or if you were "within the course and scope" of your employment, your employer. Many time a claim is made against both. The important question is what insurance is applicable to the car at the time you were driving it. The best thing for you to do is simply report the incident to your...

Q: Can I go back to the insurance company and renegotiate my settlement - am finding the money doesn't cover care.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
Generally speaking the answer is no. The whole point if a settlement is that you release the claim. Insurance companies often try to get people to settle for less than a claim is worth and that is one of the reasons to have a good attorney involved in evaluating your case in the first place. There is some Idaho law that will allow a person to rescind a prior settlement in very limited circumstances.

Q: How does a personal injury lawsuit turn into a criminal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
A personal injury case is a civil case. A civil case is a private lawsuit brought by a one person against another person. A civil case provides compensation to the injured person. On the other hand a criminal case is brought by the State of Idaho against a person for an act the law says is illegal. A criminal case provides punishment- either fines or incarceration -for breaking the law.

While the acts underlying a civil case can also be a basis for a criminal case, the personal...

Q: Do I have a case if I was injured in an accident as an adolescent more than two years ago but suffer from pain still?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Idaho on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
The Idaho statute of limitations is generally 2 years. If you are under 18 it can be extended for either an additional 6 years or until you turn 20 whichever comes first. SO if it been more than 10 years than the unfortunate answer is no

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