Car accidents are frightening and painful. Your health could be affected, and your vehicle can instantly be damaged or destroyed. You can also quickly rack up medical bills and costs to replace a damaged vehicle. If you were following traffic laws and driving responsibly, who should pay for the costs of your accident? If another driver was being negligent, they should pay. You can seek to recover those costs with a lawsuit.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, wants to help you. You can call us today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation about your case. We can discuss the details of your car accident and explain how working with an Omaha car accident lawyer could help your case. Do not delay. Call us now.
You Could Recover What You Have Lost
When you file a lawsuit after a car accident, you can include nearly all the costs of that accident. You should consider the physical pain, the logistics of finding new transportation and getting everyday errands done, and the hardship of perhaps needing to find a new job when you file.
You have a limited time to file a lawsuit after a car accident. According to Nebraska Revised Statute § 25-207, you have four years after the accident to file. This statute of limitations deadline is why we advise you not to delay taking legal action. If you wait too long, the court may dismiss your case. If that happens, you might be out of options.
Some of the damages you can recover include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage (for the repair or replacement of your vehicle, but also anything else damaged in the accident)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
It can be hard to determine what dollar amount your lawsuit should be. You know the cost of your medications, doctor visits, and vehicle repairs, but what about your psychological damage? These are questions an Omaha car accident lawyer can help you answer. We can help you put together a strong case and find a dollar amount representing what the accident cost you.
You may be thinking about filing a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one you lost. You can recover damages for what your family member suffered after the accident. You could also seek to recover the costs you now face. Specifically, you can seek loss of companionship damages. Speaking with a lawyer could help you determine what losses you can recover from your loved one’s wrongful death.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Omaha, call 800-598-7557
The Other Driver Could Be Liable
Driving is a big responsibility, and every driver must take that responsibility seriously. Sometimes, though, you can obey all traffic laws and become an accident victim. You can suffer devastating injuries and property damage in the blink of an eye. If another driver was being negligent and caused your accident, they may be held liable.
There are many ways that a driver could be negligent and cause an accident. Some of these instances include:
- Drinking/using drugs and driving
- Becoming distracted by eating, drinking, talking to passengers, or any other activity that takes their attention off the road
- Talking on a cell phone or texting
- Disobeying traffic laws, like speeding or running red lights
Any of these behaviors or other irresponsible behaviors that caused your accident could make the other driver liable for damages. A lawyer can walk through the details of your accident with you. We can work to establish that the other driver was negligent and try to get you the financial awards you deserve.
Nebraska Revised Statute § 25-21,185.09 explains contributory negligence. This rule means that even if a plaintiff does have some fault in the accident, they could still collect damages. If the other driver is saying the accident is your fault, that does not mean you cannot pursue awards for your injuries.
You can talk with an Omaha car accident lawyer from our firm to learn how this statute may affect your lawsuit. Give Ben Crump Law, PLLC, a call today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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Traffic Accidents in Nebraska
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that there was an accident every 14 minutes in the state in 2019. Most accidents in Nebraska do not involve injury, but they still result in property damage.
Even though most accidents do not end in injury, Douglas County still saw more than 6,000 people get injured in collisions in 2019, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Additionally, Douglas County had the highest number of traffic accident fatalities in 2019 with 37.
The state’s transportation department also reports that of the more than 60,000 drivers involved in crashes, nearly half of them committed an improper driving action, such as failing to yield, leaving their lane, following too closely, and even sleeping behind the wheel. These are all negligent driving behaviors, and they all cause crashes. These actions are almost always avoidable. That is why a driver committing these actions could face liability for the damages of an accident.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Today
You have an opportunity to get awards for the injuries and hardship you have suffered from your accident. You can file a lawsuit, and we can help you. If your accident was not your fault, you should not have to take on all the costs. You can seek damages from the responsible party. Give yourself and your family peace of mind by letting our team of lawyers do the legal work involved in your lawsuit.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has an Omaha car accident lawyer to help guide you through the personal injury lawsuit process. Call us today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation. You will only pay us if we win awards for you. We will not back down from even a tough case. Call to learn what we can do for you and your family.