|Statute of Limitations||two years for personal injury lawsuits (Idaho Code § 5-219).
three years for property damage lawsuits (Idaho Code § 5-218).
|Limits on Damages||$250,000 cap on non-economic damages, adjusted annually. (Idaho Code § 6-1603)|
|Other Limits||Modified comparative fault can prevent or limit recovery, depending on the driver’s percentage of fault for the accident. (Idaho Code § 6-801)|
“At Fault” and “Modified Comparative Fault” Rules in Idaho
Idaho is one of many U.S. states to employ “at fault” (also known as a “tort liability”) rules for car accident claims. As common sense might dictate, drivers involved in car accidents who seek compensation must prove that the other party was at fault for the accident.