busy freeways in and around Boise to the two-lane highways that reach from
Sandpoint to Pocatello, commercial vehicle traffic throughout Idaho is a daily
hazard for motorists. Every year, more than 600 fatal and non-fatal accidents
occur on Idaho roadways, leaving hundreds of Idaho residents suffering from a
life-changing injury or the loss of a family member. If you represent one of
these victims, seek the maximum compensation and add Michael to your legal team
to benefit from his extensive knowledge of truck accident law.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Idaho:
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar, Las Vegas (October 9, 2010)
Topic: Insurance Coverage In Truck Cases
- Litigating Truck Accident Cases, Las Vegas (October 21, 2006)
Topic: Using The Internet To Research Truck Accident Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Moscow may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Idaho Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Idaho, visit our Idaho Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 38 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 646 per year
Accident Locales: 20%(Rural), 80%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 48% of Idaho's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Idaho.
In 92% of Idaho's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 15: Stretching 1,435 miles from Montana to California, I-15 spends 195 miles in Idaho, intersecting I-86 in Pocatello.
Interstate 84: 275 miles of I-84 are contained within Idaho where its spur route, I-184, connects with Boise.
Interstate 86: I-86 is a short-but-important 63-mile highway connecting the cities of Heyburn and Pocatello.
Interstate 90: America's longest east-west highway, I-90 spans the distance from Seattle to Boston. 73 of its miles pass though the Idaho cities of C'ouer d'Alene, Kellogg and Wallace.