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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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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] 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 … 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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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 … 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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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 … 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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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 … 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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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 … 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