With winter weather upon us here in Idaho, we experience an increase in personal injury cases, personal injury insurance claims, and other personal injury matters related to the winter weather. People often fail to leave a safe stopping distance and drive too fast for conditions, causing an increase in motor vehicle accident cases, car crashes, and auto injuries. If the at-fault driver has good insurance things may be straightforward; if not, you may need a personal injury lawyer to explore underinsured motorist coverage or even uninsured motorist coverage, as well as medical payments insurance coverage under your own policy. We also see an increase in slip and fall cases where the owners of businesses have not done proper snow and ice removal and parking lot or walkway safety. The issue for the personal injury attorney here is to investigate whether they were taking reasonable steps to make things safe and whether there has been any history of problems in the lot or walkway. We all understand that some snow and ice are unavoidable, but the question is: did the business owner take reasonable steps to shovel and place sand or ice-melt to make things reasonably safe for customers once on notice of an issue? Call or email us here at the Idaho law firm of Mahoney Law PLLC for a free review and consultation as to your winter weather related personal injury claim. We serve all of Idaho, including the Treasure Valley - Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell.