Bellevue Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, 1,534 drunk driving accidents occurred in a recent year in Nebraska, 72 of which caused fatal injuries. Drunk driving accidents are among the most common and dangerous types of collisions, often leading to catastrophic injuries that require lifelong care and treatment.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C. in Bellevue, our personal injury team is highly experienced in advocating for the injured in drunk driving accidents. Our firm offers the compassionate legal support you need during a very difficult time. Reach out to our Bellevue car accident attorney today at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free initial case review to get started.
Drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable and, unfortunately, they are common in Nebraska, and Bellevue is no exception. Some of the most common types of drunk driving accidents include:
- Wrong way driving and head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Collisions related to speeding
- Side-impact accidents from running red lights, stop signs, or failure to yield
- Unsafe passing accidents
- Side-swipe accidents from swerving in lanes
These accidents are the result of an impaired driver operating a vehicle with impaired awareness, judgment, and driving abilities.
Drunk driving accidents are often serious and could result in some of the most severe and catastrophic injuries, forever altering the lives of survivors and their families. These are some of the most common injuries sustained in drunk driving accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
A serious drunk driving accident may require a victim to need long-term medical care and treatment. In some cases, a survivor may never achieve a full recovery from their injuries. For example, those suffering from spinal cord injuries may have partial or complete paralysis, impacting their mobility and ability to resume the life they once lived. Other injuries, such as severe burns, could result in permanent disfigurement with a heavy impact on a survivor’s quality of life.
If you were injured in a Bellevue drunk driver accident, you could file a personal injury claim to recover damages for the damages you suffered and the pain you endured. Below is some of the compensation that can be pursued in a claim or lawsuit:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance, emergency treatment, hospital care, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and more.
- Lost wages, current and future
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering caused by the accident and your injuries.
Keep in mind that a drunk driver does not need to be charged with a crime. A personal injury lawsuit is separate from any criminal charges the drunk driver could face.
If you sustained injuries in a drunk driver accident, you should not hesitate to secure skilled legal counsel to improve your chances of recovering compensation. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C. in Bellevue, our experienced Bellevue personal injury lawyer is here to provide the legal counsel and support you need to navigate your case as smoothly as possible.
We understand how difficult this situation is for survivors and their families. The support of our firm can relieve some of the burdens and concerns of holding the drunk driver accountable. Reach out to our law firm today at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
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