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Semi-Truck Crash Kills 1 on Highway 20

One man was killed in a two-vehicle semi-truck crash late Sunday afternoon. The fatal accident took place in the westbound lane of Highway 20, one of the most dangerous highways in the entire state of Idaho. The two drivers were both traveling west just outside of Rexburg right before the fatal accident occurred. Idaho State … Continued

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Alcohol-Related Accident Leaves Two Injured

An alcohol-related accident left two people injured early Sunday morning. The crash involving only one vehicle occurred in American Falls just south of Lamb Weston Road at around 5 a.m. Idaho State Police reported that the driver of the vehicle, Brayan Garnica, 18, of American Falls, and his passenger, Fernando Flores, 19, of American Falls, … Continued

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70-Year-Old Ammon Woman Hit at Crosswalk

A 70-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after getting hit by a car Wednesday afternoon in Ammon, Idaho. According to Bonneville County Police, the local Ammon woman was found in critical condition before she was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The elderly woman was in the midst of crossing the intersection at 17th Street … Continued

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Top 5 Worst Accidents In Idaho History

While accident fatalities have decreased nationwide, Idaho has seen a shocking increase in some of the worst accidents over the last few years. In 2015, Idaho car accident fatalities doubled in percentage. In just the first week of June 2018, there were over 7 accident fatalities. Being involved in an accident is one of the scariest … Continued

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Car Crash Sends Mother and Two Children to Hospital

A woman and her two children were sent to the hospital after a horrific car crash in Burley, Idaho early Saturday morning. The car accident occurred around 10 a.m., involving two vehicles and two young children, one of which had to be air transported twice. Carolina Rodriguez, 25, of Paul, was speeding down State Highway … Continued

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3-Car Crash Costs City $10,000 to Replace Bus Shelter

An Idaho driver was cited for causing a 3-car crash in Boise and destroying a bus shelter, costing the city $10,000 to replace the bus stop. Late Tuesday morning, a driver not only sped through a red light, but hit another car and crashed into a bus shelter. Luckily, there was no one waiting in … Continued

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Spate of Crashes Across Idaho Thursday

Thursday saw three separate car crashes throughout Southeast Idaho. Idaho State Police reported that all three crashes occurred within a 5-hour window. The first crash took place just before 8 a.m. when a semi-truck overturned on Highway 39 not far from American Falls Dam. Power County police said the semi-truck, a 10-wheeler, overturned on the … Continued

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Motorcycle Accident Kills 1 in Caldwell

A Riggins man died early Monday morning in a motorcycle accident in Caldwell. Idaho State Police said the accident took place at the intersection of Fillmore Street and South 10th Avenue. Idaho State Police arrived at the scene of the accident and found 19-year old Richard Cook in critical condition. Cook had been riding a … Continued

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Slow-Moving Boise Drivers Cited for Left Lane Driving

Idaho State Police have begun to ticket drivers who travel too slow in the far left passing lane. A law recently went into effect that levies a $90 fine against slow-moving drivers clogging up the left lane. Since the law began to be enforced on July 1st, Idaho police have cited two drivers for driving … Continued

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Weekend Kuna Crash Kills 2; Injures 6

A multi-vehicle crash left a Meridian man and a child dead Saturday night in Kuna, Idaho. Six other people involved in the crash suffered injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Idaho State Police reported that Thomas Hunt, 18, was driving a 2002 Chevy Blazer north along Robinson Road. When he approached Kuna … Continued

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Plane Crash in East Idaho Injures 3

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in eastern Idaho early Monday morning. The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said three men were injured in the plane crash and that it occurred just west of the border with Wyoming. Authorities first received reports of the plane crash shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning. Witnesses informed … Continued

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Elderly Man Dies in Lava Hot Springs Crash

A single-vehicle crash took the life of an elderly man early Wednesday evening on Highway 30 not far from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Emergency responders were unable to save the man before he could be airlifted to a local area hospital. Idaho State Police said Henry Hanson, 84, was traveling east along Highway 30 just … Continued

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Idaho Bicycle Laws: A Beginner’s Guide

With so many bicycles on Idaho’s roads today, it’s easy to forget just what the rules are when automobiles share lanes with bikes. Where a bicycle rides depends on how fast the bicyclist is traveling. If the bicyclist is moving at the same speed as traffic then they can ride anywhere they like inside of … Continued

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Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 26

A fiery crash closed down Highway 26 for several hours Thursday night just east of Ririe, Idaho. The accident took place near the US Highway 353-mile marker just after 7 p.m. Several people were reported to have been injured in the crash. Idaho State Police reported that a woman from Jackson, Wyoming, identified as Lisa … Continued

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Idaho Highway Closed After Fatal Motorcycle Collision

A motorcycle collision shut down State Highway 33 for several hours Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10 a.m., on August 28, Idaho State Police investigated an incident that occurred near the intersection of W 6000 S. Several people were reported to have been injured, and one was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. John … Continued

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Fatal Car Crash Ends in Twin Falls Restaurant

A Twin Falls driver was killed in a fatal car crash early Sunday afternoon after driving into a local restaurant. The accident occurred in Twin Falls, Idaho and local authorities reported that there were no other injuries. Brandon Worring, 26, of Twin Falls, was heading east on 2nd Ave South in a 2008 Subaru Impreza … Continued

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Idaho ‘Rules of the Road’ for Motorcyclists

With driving laws constantly changing, it’s easy to lose track of which motorcycle laws apply to which state. That’s why we’ve put together a Rules of the Road for Idaho motorcyclists. It’s very important to keep these rules in mind when out driving your motorcycle, or when you’re operating a vehicle in general. Why? Well for … Continued

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Woman Suffers Serious Injuries In Accident Near ISU

A woman was seriously injured in a car accident near Idaho State University early Thursday morning. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. after a woman’s white Ford Focus overturned off of East Benton Street in Pocatello, Idaho. It was stated that the woman was driving towards a dead-end before suddenly veering off the side of a steep … Continued

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Head-On Crash Kills 2, Leaves 1 Injured

Two people were killed Friday morning in a head-on crash in Soda Springs, ID. At around 7 a.m., Idaho State Police were called to the scene of a two-car collision just west of the Idaho-Wyoming state border. Richard Lee, 63, and his wife Cheryl Lee, 63, of New Zealand, were driving eastbound in a Dodge … Continued

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Highway I-84 Will Be Widened! Will This Fix Traffic?

Highway I-84 runs from Salt Lake City in Utah, stretching across the southwest of Idaho and then tips into the top half of Portland, Oregon. Traffic patterns across Idaho show that specific areas between Boise and Nampa on I-84 can become congested during certain travel times. For example, the morning commute as people are heading to … Continued

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G-Adventures Tour Bus Collides With Semi-Truck

On September 11, a G-Adventures tour bus collided with a semi-truck on Highway 30 near Hagerman, Idaho. It was reported that around 7 a.m., the tour bus driver was heading eastbound in Twin Falls County. Investigators say that Christina O’Connor, of San Francisco, was driving a G-Adventures tour bus full of passengers when she brought … Continued

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Two Semis-Trucks Collided Head-On in Canyon County

Two semi-trucks collided head-on in Canyon County early Thursday afternoon. The collision occurred down US-95 just outside of Wilder, Idaho. Idaho State Police reported that the driver, David Austin, 71, of Nampa, was heading north before attempting to make a slow left-hand turn on Jacks Road. Austin was driving a 2014 Volvo semi with a … Continued

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Local Idaho Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A local Idaho woman passed away Sunday afternoon in a grisly motorcycle crash. The fatal accident occurred on Highway 395 in Lake County, Oregon, where the operator of the vehicle failed to see the stopped car ahead. The Idaho couple was heading northbound on Highway 395 before the driver, Jacob Alexander Lepeilbet, 26, of Caldwell, … Continued

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5 Steps to Take During Your Personal Injury Case

If you were injured and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful personal injury case is being fully prepared for any possible outcome along the way. Here at The Advocates, our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the aftermath of an being injured due to someone … Continued

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What Not to Say at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a car accident can be a very hectic place. Nerves are usually jangled, emotions are running high and trying to remember all the right things to say isn’t exactly first on the agenda when dealing with a collision. Sometimes you can do everything right behind the wheel only to end up having … Continued

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Car Accidents Involving a Pedestrian and Nebraska Law

The traffic laws regarding pedestrians are chiefly concerned with protecting those on foot from being involved in an accident with a vehicle. Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles are often tragic and leave the victim with significant injuries. Despite these protective laws, accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are all too common. Over the last decade Nebraska … Continued

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How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case

How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case One of the first questions injury victims ask after they’ve been hurt by the negligence of another person is whether they have legal standing to file a personal injury claim. There are a number of factors to consider before one can determine if their … Continued

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2020 United States Car Accident Statistics

2020 United States Car Accident Facts   Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. From bad weather to distracted drivers, a car crash can occur in a moment’s notice. Indeed, every year there are upwards of 6 million car crashes in the United States. Suffering an injury due to a car accident in … Continued

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Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates

  Attorney Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates The Advocates are excited to announce that attorney Mandy Gruhlkey has joined The Advocates personal injury law firm in our office in Omaha, Nebraska. A transplant from Texas, Mandy is proud to have called Omaha her home since her early 20s. She couldn’t think of a better place … Continued

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Do I Need a Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer After My Accident?

If you were recently involved in a collision, you may be asking yourself: Do I need to hire an Omaha car accident lawyer? Because filing a personal injury claim requires years of legal experience and training, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney before making a claim by yourself. There are certain types … Continued

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What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was likely someone else’s fault, you’re probably wondering what you should do next. When involved in any kind of collision caused by someone else, it’s always important to remember that you have the right to speak with a personal injury attorney before making any decisions. The key … Continued

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Top 10 Things to Know About Whiplash in the United States

Top 10 Facts to Know About Whiplash in the United States Whiplash is the most common and well-known injury reported in car accidents across the United States, and yet it is still one of the least understood. The dizzying array of potential symptoms can make charting your path to recovery a serious challenge. Advances in … Continued

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Top 10 Facts About Whiplash in Nebraska

Top 10 Facts About Whiplash in Nebraska Whiplash is the single most common type of injury reported following a car accident. Indeed, a full two-thirds of all bodily injury legal claims from car accidents are whiplash related. Over three million new cases of whiplash occur each year in the United States. Chances are you already … Continued

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10 Most Popular Songs That Cause Car Accidents

Did you know System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” is one of the most dangerous songs to drive to? As soon as the words “Wake up!” rattle the stereo, it’s almost inevitable to start head banging. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. Listening to music in the car can make the drive all the more … Continued

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What is the Settlement Check Process?

Once your personal injury case is settled, you may be wondering what the next steps of the settlement check process are. There is a standard time period before you can deposit your settlement check. The average amount of time to receive a settlement check is typically between 30 days to six weeks from the end … Continued

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5 Steps You Should Take During a Personal Injury Case

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful claim is having a clear understanding of the most important steps you should take during a personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys understand that the aftermath of … Continued

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The Ultimate Guide to Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Accident Explainer Did you know that every 15 minutes a person is killed or seriously injured in a semi-truck accident? In fact, more than 300,000 truck accidents occur each year in the United States. Truck accidents are listed as one of the most dangerous types of traffic collisions in the country. When a tractor … Continued

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Frequently Asked Questions

  Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Most Frequently Asked Questions With the current FDA recall of Zantac and its generic products, pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine, thousands of people across the United States are wondering if they have been impacted by the popular heartburn drug. The aim of this guide is to answer any and all questions you may … Continued

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Most Common Mistakes When Filing for Social Security Disability

Have you recently filed for disability and were denied Social Security benefits? It’s true that many people are denied disability after submitting an application for the first time. In fact, it occurs so frequently that going through the appeal process of a disability denial is usually required to win any disability benefits at all. However, … Continued

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Reckless Drivers Plague Roads During Covid Pandemic   

Coronavirus Speeding Across the United States America continues to struggle with how to move forward while still locked in battle with an invisible enemy. Teams of scientists and health experts are working tirelessly in the hope of vanquishing our pernicious foe. Yet, while some of us are racing for a potential cure, others are just … Continued

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the United States

What are the Most Dangerous Animals in the US? The United States is home to a panoply of animals and creatures from literally every walk of life. From a cutesy ring-tailed cat to a strange mole with a nose right out of a science fiction nightmare, North America has an extraordinary collection of life. While … Continued

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Welcome to The Advocates News Blog

Hi there! Welcome to our very first blog post. We are The Advocates, a national personal injury law firm serving clients throughout the U.S. I know what you’re thinking. What kind of information can I find on a personal injury blog? Great question. I’m here to tell you this blog is about you and all … Continued