Bellevue Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident is a traumatic experience. You have a lot to deal with, and you or your passengers may require medical care for serious injuries. You also need to get your car fixed and start putting your life back together.
With so many things to take care of after an accident, you might be tempted to just take the first offer that an insurance company makes, but this would be a mistake. The insurance companies are not on your side, and they want to save money by paying out as little in possible in claims. They may even try to trick you by getting you to admit responsibility for the accident and then use your words against you.
After being injured in a car accident, you need to have someone on your side who will fight to get you a fair settlement to cover all the costs of your accident, especially your medical bills. Your Bellevue car accident attorney will investigate the accident and file a claim on your behalf. To learn more, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a FREE consultation.
Over 53,000 people live in Bellevue, which is located in Sarpy County. Over eight thousand students attend Bellevue University, a private institution that focusses on providing adult education and educational outreach. Most of its students are over age 25.
Residents of Bellevue are subject to car accidents because we depend on out vehicles to get around. In fact, over 86 percent of people here drive to work by themselves and almost ten percent carpool. Bellevue is just over 10 miles from Omaha via Gavin Road South, US-75 North, and I-480 East. You can also get from Bellevue to Omaha along South 13th Street.
The trip from Bellevue to Lincoln Nebraska will take an hour or longer, depending on traffic. It’s just over 60 miles via Platteview Road and I-80 West, and it’s almost 66 miles via NE-66 to I-80 West.
The first thing you want to do is check to see if you and your passengers are ok. If anyone needs medical attention, dial 911 right away. The next thing you will want to do is exchange information with any other drivers involved in the accident. You can also collect the names and contact information from witnesses.
Use your cell phone camera to record pictures of the accident site. You will want to get pictures of the accident site, damage to vehicles, and injuries that you and your passengers have sustained.
Snap several photos of the accident site from different angles. This will help your car accident lawyer reconstruct the. Pictures are also valuable evidence if you have to take the insurance companies to court.
When it comes to care accidents, Nebraska is a fault state. That means your lawyer will need to prove that another person’s negligence was responsible for your injuries. In some cases, more than one party committed reckless actions that caused the accident. This may include careless drivers, companies that manufactured faulty parts, and transportation companies that hired unsafe drivers, or forced them to work too many hours.
Your attorney will collect the following types of evidence to determine who is responsible for the accident:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photos and video of the accident
- Medical records
- Accident reconstruction models
- Expert testimony
Determining liability can be tricky, and insurance companies will do everything they can to deflect blame. In some cases, more than one party may be negligent, and your attorney may have to file more than one claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
An automobile accident may cause injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You might have to miss time from work during your recovery. Catastrophic injuries from a car accident may cause serious a disruption in your life. You might be facing chronic pain and a long period of rehabilitation to regain your health.
Sometimes the accident victim has injuries that dramatically impair your lifestyle. Your injuries may be so severe that they impact your employment and prevent you from doing the things you love. An experienced Bellevue personal injury attorney knows how to calculate the total cost of your injuries so they can file a claim to help you cover all of your expenses, including:
- Ambulance transport
- Emergency room treatment
- Doctor’s office visits
- Physical therapy
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning
- Pain and suffering
There are several types of accidents that can cause serious injuries. For example, big rig trucks weigh up to eighty thousand pounds when they are fully loaded, and their stopping distance is much longer than regular passenger vehicles. That’s why crashes involving trucks may cause severe injuries for automobile drivers and their passengers. Common car crash injuries and other unfortunate consequences include:
- Crush injuries
- Loss of limb
- Severe burns
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we know how difficult things can be after a car crash. That’s why our lawyers will fight to help you get a fair settlement to cover the true cost of your injuries and other expenses caused by the accident. We want you to concentrate on taking care of yourself so you can put your life back together.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Bellevue automobile accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C for a FREE consultation at (402) 505-8234. We work on a contingency-fee basis. We don’t collect anything from you unless we get you a settlement.
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