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Call us for a free phone evaluation. We will listen and evaluate your case, offering legal options and next steps, to get you get started on the road to recovery.

Accident and Injury Cases

Injury case evaluation starts with these two questions:
  • Liability: Was your injury caused by the negligent or intentional act of someone else? Example: you are slowing for a changing light and the car behind you rear-ends you because the driver was going too fast or not paying attention.
  • Damages: As a result of the other party’s wrongful conduct, were you injured or did you suffer loss?
If the answers are “yes,” you may be entitled to recover your medical expenses, lost wages for the time you had to be off work while recuperating, and possibly pain and suffering or compensation for the loss of ability to engage in normal life activities. In addition, if the other party acted recklessly (drunk driving) or intentionally (unprovoked assault and battery), you may be able to recover punitive damages as well.

Workers’ Compensation Cases

Idaho is a “no-fault” work comp state, meaning that if you are injured at work regardless of the cause, you are entitled to certain benefits (with some exceptions). Here are some of the key issues:
  • Were you an employee at the time (e.g. as opposed to an independent contractor)?
  • Were you acting within the scope of your employment (i.e. engaged in job-related activity) when you were injured?
  • Was the injury caused by an accident or incident that was unforeseen or unexpected?
When you are injured on the job, the employer (or their insurance company) may be required to pay your medical expenses; temporary wage-loss benefits during the time your doctor restricts you from working; an impairment rating if the injury has permanent anatomical effects; and disability beyond impairment or the cost of retraining if your ability to get hired or earn wages is reduced.

Other Case Types

Case types such as sexual harassment in the workplace depend heavily on the specific facts. Contact Seiniger Law at (208) 345-1000 for a free phone evaluation.

Don’t Delay: The Effect of Legal Deadlines

The law limits the time within which you must take legal action or your claim is forever barred by statutes of limitation. There may also be requirements for giving notice to other parties (e.g. employers, state agencies) within a certain period after the incident. Contact Us To preserve your rights, contact us right away if you believe you may have a claim.

What will it cost to litigate my case? What is a contingent fee? What’s the difference between attorney fees and out-of-pocket costs?

Contingent Fee Cases: No cost unless we recover for you

We take injury cases and some other types on a contingency-fee basis. That means that we get paid for our legal services as a percentage of the amount of damages we actually recover for you. If we recover nothing, you owe us nothing for our efforts.

Hourly Fee Cases

Certain types of cases do not lend themselves to a contingency fee arrangement. For example, if you want us to review a contract such as an employment separation agreement and advise you as to what it means and what we recommend, we would typically charge an hourly rate or perhaps a flat fee for our time and expertise.

Litigation Costs

By law, the client is responsible for out-of-pocket costs that are incurred in moving your case forward, such as court filing fees, medical reports, postage, copies, depositions, experts, etc. These costs, paid to third parties, are separate from the attorney fees that we earn for our services. We always discuss any projected costs with you before proceeding.

We Put It in Writing

With Seiniger Law, you never have to wonder what fees and costs are involved. We discuss it with you in advance, and then set forth our agreement with you in writing. As always, we are happy to answer any questions.

Choosing the right law firm to handle your case may be one of the most important decisions you make. When you are considering which firm to hire, find out about their track record of success, their reputation for integrity, and their experience. Why choose Seiniger Law?  We are proud of our reputation and what our name means to our clients, our fellow lawyers, and our opponents.

The Seiniger Difference

Two words: We care. Ten more words: We know how to obtain full value for your case.

Results Count

Success doesn't happen by accident. It's a product of unique litigation skills, tireless effort, and decades of courtroom experience. When you are the victim of an injury you need someone who can get you real results. That's why Breck Seiniger's multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements tell you everything you need to know.

Experience Counts

When you are seeking to hire the best attorney, ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers about attorneys they know who have successfully conducted dozens of jury trials and settlement negotiations in the last 40 years, as Breck Seiniger has.

Integrity Counts

We enjoy our clients' trust and confidence for one simple reason: we've earned it. They know we care, and they know we work hard every day to justify their faith in us.

Why You Should Call Seiniger Law

When you call, a member of our staff will discuss your case with you at no charge. And you'll discover why we are committed to:
  • Professional excellence
  • Superior personal service
  • Uncompromising integrity
When what counts is Results, Experience, and Integrity, count on Breck Seiniger and Seiniger Law.

What monetary compensation am I entitled to in my case? Can I recover legal damages for pain and suffering?

Accident and Injury Damages

Before any damages can be recovered, there is a threshold issue of liability: the defendant must have caused the harm or loss through the defendant's negligent, intentional, or wrongful conduct. If the evidence supports a finding of liability, there are two types of possible damages: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refers to monetary losses that can be objectively verified, such as:
  • Medical costs: expenses incurred in receiving treatment for the injury including doctors, prescriptions, assistive devices, travel to receive care, and related medical necessities. If the injury caused death, the family of the decedent may also be able to recover funeral costs.
  • Wage loss: earnings from your job that you lost due to missing work as a result of the injury. Related to this may be a claim for loss of business or employment opportunities.
  • Property damage: loss of use of property, or the costs of repair or replacement. Example: a roadway accident that damages or destroys your vehicle.
Non-economic damages refers to losses of a subjective, non-monetary nature:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of society and companionship, and loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life activities
Of course, the types of damages available for recovery in any given case, and the amount of money recoverable, will depend on the facts of the particular case, and may vary from case to case. In addition, in some states including Idaho, the law places an artificial limit on the amount of non-economic damages that can be recovered. Seiniger Law handles injury cases, workers' compensation cases, and some other types on a contingency-fee basis. That means that we get paid for our legal services as a percentage of the amount of damages we actually recover for you. If we recover nothing, you owe us nothing for our efforts.

Workers' Compensation Damages

In Idaho, the types of compensation available to a worker injured on the job are set by statute:
  • Medical costs: expenses incurred in receiving treatment for the injury including doctors, prescriptions, assistive devices, travel to receive care, and related medical necessities. If the injury caused death, the family of the decedent may also be able to recover some funeral/burial costs.
  • Temporary wage loss: earnings from your job that you lose while your doctor orders you off work (or restricted to light-duty work) while you are recovering from your injury. The law contains a formula that restricts this amount to within certain maximum and minimum limits
  • Permanent impairment: after your doctor declares you medically stable, you are entitled to be compensated for any medical or anatomical impairment that your doctor finds is a permanent result of your injury.
  • Disability beyond impairment: you may be entitled to additional compensation if you have permanent work restrictions and impairment that reduces your wage-earning capacity or limits your access to the job market. In some cases this may include vocational retraining.
In work comp cases, Idaho law does not allow damages for pain and suffering. Again, the types of damages available for recovery in any given case, and the amount of money recoverable, will depend on the facts of the particular case, and may vary from case to case.

Legal Damages in Other Cases

For non-injury cases, such as sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, contract matters, etc., the measure of damages depends on the specific facts of the case, applicable law, and the nature and amount of loss you incur. The remedy may include monetary damages or non-monetary remedies, e.g. specific performance of a contractual obligation. Contact Us We are always happy to answer any questions. Please feel free to call our attorneys at (208) 345-1000.

When faced with a legal problem, you should ask yourself this:

  • Do you yourself have the necessary legal expertise to protect or enforce your rights?
  • What is at stake in the case, i.e. what monetary damages or other important interests do you stand to gain or lose?
Here is another way to look at it: if you had severe abdominal pain, would you go see a doctor or would you try to take out your own appendix? The good news is that you can call Seiniger Law for free and an attorney will help you evaluate your case.

Getting the right lawyer with a track record you can count on.

What are you looking for in a lawyer? Someone who listens, who cares, who understands what you are going through? Someone with plenty of experience and knowledge of the law? Someone whom you can trust to put your best interest first? When considering a particular lawyer, start by asking your friends, co-workers, and people in the legal field about his or her reputation. Remember, although almost any lawyer can put up fancy billboards or TV ads, only the best lawyers have a track record of real results. Our Case Results When you call Seiniger Law, ask us about our track record. Success speaks for itself. If we have been able to help so many others over the years, perhaps we can help you, too.

Can I Represent Myself?

There are some cases where it may make more financial sense for you to negotiate directly with the opposing party, or represent yourself in small claims court. When you contact us, we can help you decide which option is best for you.

"Hello, I think I need a lawyer"

You have realized you need a lawyer. Here is what to expect when you call Seiniger Law the first time. You will be connected with a member of our staff who can determine, through a series of questions, whether we will be able to help you with your case. Of course, the call is free.

Gather the Facts

We suggest that you be prepared to discuss the facts, such as:
  • WHO was involved, who was injured, who was a witness, who was cited by police
  • WHAT happened (chronologically)
  • WHEN it happened
  • WHERE it happened
  • WHY it happened (the cause)
  • HOW it has affected your job, your health, your quality of life, and your activities

Assemble the Documents and Photos

It is also a good idea to gather up any documents relevant to your case and have them in front of you. These might include:
  • Medical records and bills
  • Police report or incident report
  • Letters or emails from insurance companies, opposing lawyers, state agencies, employers, etc.
  • Photos of the accident site (let us know if you do not yet have any photos)
  • Recent pay-stubs
Of course, if you do not have some of the above documents or information, still call us. If you retain us we will work with you on assembling the necessary evidence.

During the Call

Have a pen and paper handy, and just relax. You will be pleased to see how friendly we are. Remember, we have been doing this a long time, and we understand what you are going through. Before the call ends, our staff member will usually indicate the next step he or she recommends. This might include scheduling an appointment for you, or a suggestion as to how you might proceed if they feel that this is a case in which you would be better served by going a different direction. Contact Us Don't wait, call us today!

We specialize in personal injury and workers' compensation cases, but we offer a wide variety of legal services:

  • Personal Injury
  • Severe Injuries
  • Spine Injuries
  • Shoulder, Arm and Leg Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip & Fall
  • Auto Accidents
  • Workers' Comp
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • More
Practice Areas To learn more about the services we offer, visit our practice areas page. Contact Us to find out if we can help with your case.

Help us help you. Being a good client ensures that we have everything we need to help you with your case. Here are some tips on things to do and things to think about as we move forward:

  • Tell us everything about your case, the bad as well as the good. The sooner we know about weak points, the better we can address them. By law, everything you tell your attorney is confidential.
  • Keep all documents and papers that you have or receive. Then bring them in, and we will make a copy while you wait and return the originals to you.
  • Write down your recollection of the facts and incidents while they are still fresh in your mind.
  • Keep a record of ways in which the incident has affected your daily life, the progress of your recovery, what activities aggravate your injury or pain, etc.
  • Let us know of any changes in your phone number, address, or job status.
  • Keep us informed of what doctors and therapists you see, and any changes in your medical status.

Use Email To Contact Us

The best and fastest way for you to communicate with us is via email with the paralegal who is working with the attorney on your case.

Things to Consider

  • Follow your doctors’ instructions and show up for all your physical therapy and other appointments.
  • It is best if you don’t discuss your case with anyone but us. Once we represent you, all communication with opponents, witnesses, and experts go through us for your protection.
  • Do not post any information or photos on your Facebook page or social networking sites that have anything to do with your accident or your medical condition.
  • Please retain any documents, photos, videos, items, or other evidence relating to your case. If there are not yet any photos of the accident site, discuss this with us immediately.

One Final Assignment

Don’t obsess about your case. Do your best to move forward with your life, and let us do the worrying for you—that’s what we’re here for.