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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 … Continued

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COVID-19 Personal Injury Lawsuits: What You Should Know

With nearly 7.5 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S, it’s no doubt the pandemic has reshaped society in many ways. The amount of negligence that continues to arise due to the virus has caused even more people to contract Covid-19 and either experience long-lasting symptoms or worse, they pass away. As we continue adjusting … Continued

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The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Maine

Maine is the crown jewel of the northeast. Roughly the same size as the other 5 states in the region and is steeped in a rich history with breathtaking natural beauty. The rocky and mountainous shoreline is littered with open beaches, blowholes and caves to explore. Acadia National Park is the only national park in … Continued

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The Most Dangerous Roads in South Dakota

Home to expansive prairie grasslands and the iconic Mount Rushmore, there are quite a few jaw-dropping scenes in South Dakota to explore. However, if you’re traveling through the Midwest for the first time, you should consider the most dangerous roads in South Dakota before venturing into the natural beauty of this state. According to the … Continued

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The Top 10 Ways to Prevent Coronavirus in Wyoming

  How Best to Stop the Coronavirus (Covid 19) From Spreading in Wyoming As the novel coronavirus, known also as Covid-19, continues to spread across the United States, people in Wyoming are beginning to worry about how they can help stop an outbreak in their community. The best way to get ahead of the Coronavirus … Continued

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Quarantine Traffic Drop Does Not Include a Dip in Fatalities

A strange paradox has emerged with the recent Coronavirus quarantine: less cars on the road has caused more deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), while miles driven during the pandemic has dropped by a whopping 18%, motor-vehicle deaths only dropped by 8%. This translates to an increase of “motor vehicle fatalities per miles … Continued

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Who is Liable for a Defective Tire in a Truck Accident?

What is a Tire Blowout? Did you know that tire blowouts cause over 75,000 traffic accidents each year in the U.S? If you’ve ever experienced a tire blowout, you understand first-hand just how dangerous and scary it can be. A blowout is a rapid, explosive loss of air pressure in any kind of inflatable tire. … 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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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 Most Dangerous Roads in Minnesota

Minnesota has some of the nicest people in all of the United States, so much so that the state’s reputation for courtesy even has its own reputation: Minnesota Nice. Driving around the North Star State though can, at times, be far from nice. Many of the roads and highways can be dangerous to travel upon … 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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Wyoming Drunk Driver Crashes Car, Arrested in Idaho

  A Wyoming Drunk Driver Leads a 2-State Police Chase On Monday, October 21, a Wyoming drunk driver fled highway police and was arrested by Idaho State Police after crossing the state border. The alleged suspect crossed the state line, crashed his vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. Andrew Thompson, 34, of Powell, Wyoming, … Continued

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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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Laramie County Firefighter Killed in Accident

A Laramie County firefighter was recently killed in an off-duty car crash Thursday afternoon around 3:40 p.m. The tragic incident occurred on Interstate 80 near mile marker 342 west of Cheyenne. The firefighter was driving westbound on I-80 in a 2006 Kia SUV when he merged from the left lane, across the right and into … Continued

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Woman Ejected in Roll-Over Crash Near Swan Valley

Idaho State Police continue investigating a roll-over crash involving alcohol from Sunday evening. The two vehicles collided near Swan Valley, Idaho on Highway 26 around 7 p.m. Police reported that the woman driving eastbound, Angela Krueger 42, of Alpine, Wyoming, had last minute swerved into the other eastbound lane, hitting a second vehicle. Joel Handy, … Continued

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9-Car Crash on I-80 Sends 4 to the Hospital

A 9-car crash sent four injured victims to the hospital in Saturday night’s collision. According to Uinta County Fire and Ambulance, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. near milepost 48 on westbound I-80. The road surface at the time of the crash was extremely icy. The emergency response crew included five fire trucks and three … Continued

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Top FIVE Causes of Distracted Driving in the U.S.

Did you know that distracted drivers kill nearly 10 accident victims every day in the United States? In fact, distracted driving has become one of the primary causes of accident fatalities in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether you’re changing radio stations or quickly glancing over at a snow-capped … Continued

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in California

Not only is California the most populous state, with close to 40 million people as of today, but it also has the richest biodiversity in the entire United States. Indeed, the Golden State is so bio-diverse, due to its wild and varied landscape, that it even surpasses the diversity of entire countries. With so many … Continued

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4-Car Crash Occurs near Wyoming Medical Center

Late Monday afternoon, four vehicles were involved in a pileup near Wyoming Medical Center in downtown Casper. Local police state the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Second and Conwell right across from Conwell Park and the medical center. While investigation is still underway, The Casper Police Department were the first … Continued

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The Scene of a Car Accident: Do’s and Don’ts

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone. Because these incidents can happen in seconds without any warning, it’s perfectly normal for people to feel at a loss for what to do in the immediate aftermath of the crash. However, these are some of the most crucial moments for you. … Continued

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Symptoms of PTSD After a Serious Collision

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you may be at risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Research shows that nearly 10% of accident victims experience symptoms of PTSD at some point in their lives. PTSD is a mental health condition that drastically alters your perception of a traumatic situation and can … 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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Head-On Collision Kills 2 Tulsa Men

A tragic head-on collision took the lives of two Tulsa men early Sunday morning. The men were driving down I-80 in brutal weather conditions before colliding head-on with a large semi-truck. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, the two men from Oklahoma were heading eastbound, just west of Wamsutter, Wyoming, in a 2004 Toyota Tundra before … 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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The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Colorado

Most people associate Colorado with the high snow-capped mountains of the Rockies. However, it’s difficult to fathom just how densely populated the peaks of Colorado are. Over 75 percent of all land above 10,000 ft. in the entire United States is contained within the Centennial State, making some of the most dangerous roads in Colorado … 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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Highway Crash in Wyoming Claims 110th Life in 2019

A Fatal Crash in Wyoming Marks 110th Accident Death On September 6, a fatal highway crash in Wyoming claimed its 110th life this year. This tragic incident occurred on US 20 near Thermopolis around milepost 134. The Wyoming Highway Patrol were notified around 4:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon that a motorcyclist had just collided with … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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