A car accident is one of the most traumatic experiences an individual can go through. Peters Law Firm acts as Omaha residents’ ally following an auto accident, providing them with the legal guidance they need to get the compensation they’re owed.
Were you involved in a car accident in Omaha, Beatrice, Columbus, Fremont, or the surrounding area? Our team of expert attorneys is here to help you fight your car accident case, whatever it takes. Schedule a free consultation with our team to get started on your auto accident case today!
Understanding Auto Accidents in Omaha
Common Causes of Car Accident Cases
There are many causes of auto accidents, the most common of which include the following:
- Drunk Driving
- Inattentive Driving
- Defective Motor Vehicle
- Inclement Weather Conditions
- Road Maintenance Negligence
When a car accident occurs, it’s important to carefully document what happens leading up to, during, and immediately after the accident takes place. Consult with your Peters Law Firm attorney to better understand what options are available to you following a car accident.
Common Injuries in Car Accident Cases
Car accidents can range from a mild fender bender to a severe, life-altering experience. The following outlines just some of the injuries one may incur as a result of an auto accident:
- Scrapes, Cuts & Bruises
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Internal Bleeding
- Spinal Injuries
- Psychological Trauma
If you sought medical attention as a result of your car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. Be sure to document all medical services you receive as this will help strengthen your case for collecting damages.
Car Accidents & Nebraska Law
Nebraska state law requires you to file a police report within 10 days if a car accident causes physical injuries or death, or if it results in more than $1,000 in damages. In addition, motorists are required to carry the following minimum amount of liability insurance for every vehicle they own and operate:
- Bodily Injury Per Person: $25,000
- Total Bodily Injury (Multiple People): $50,000
- Property Damages: $25,000
Victims have three options that they can pursue following a car accident: (1) file an insurance claim through your provider, (2) file a third-party claim through the other driver’s insurance company, (3) file a lawsuit. If filing a lawsuit, the victim must draft a complaint and submit it to a county or district court. Be sure to contact your Peters Law Firm attorney prior to doing so to get the expert guidance you need!
Frequently Asked Questions for Car Accident Cases
What damages can I claim in an auto accident case?
The following damages can be claimed following a car accident:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain & Suffering
- Punitive Damages
How is fault determined in Nebraska auto accident cases?
Nebraska applies the modified comparative negligence standard in auto accident cases, meaning victims are allowed to recover damages as long as they are found to be less at fault than the driver. However, if the victim is found to be more than 50% at fault, they are ineligible to recover any damages.
What is the statute of limitations on car accidents in Omaha?
Victims have four years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit.
Peters Law Firm for Omaha’s Auto Accident Attorneys
If you have recently suffered a car accident, the attorneys at Peters Law Firm are here to help. Our team understands how scary an auto accident can be and will do everything in our power to help you recover the damages you’re owed. We proudly serve Omaha, Beatrice, Bellevue, and surrounding cities. Find the legal assistance you need by scheduling a free consultation with Peters Law Firm today!