It’s no secret that winter hits Nebraska hard, and those conditions can make for treacherous roads and hazardous driving. With a little caution and preparation, you can reduce your chances of a collision and keep yourself safe on the road.
That said, always remember: sometimes it’s just not worth going outside. If there are serious whiteout conditions or a blizzard, stay home. Make sure you have enough food and other supplies before a big winter storm hits, so you can wait it out if the weather is really bad. But if you have to venture out, please:
Every year, people get trapped in their vehicles in serious winter storms; sometimes just for a few hours, sometimes for several days.
This has led to some horrifying stories, like the woman buried for three days in Maryland, or the family of four trapped in their car for two days in New Mexico. They were all safely rescued, but not every story has such a happy ending.
If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”? Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in fact, breaking the law, and driving dangerously. Children can come out of nowhere. When you were a child, did you think about “safety first” when playing in your front yard?
While your shoes may not be the first thing you think about before driving into a rainstorm or snowstorm, they can have a big impact on the safety of your driving.
Getting into a car wreck is already scary enough, but the questions and confusion that arise if you were in someone else’s car make it worse.
In Nebraska, coverage comes down, in large part, to the specifics of each person’s insurance policies. With that in mind, as long as you have insurance, the vehicle itself is insured, and the other driver and vehicle are insured, then everything should be handled pretty smoothly. (If you have any legal questions, feel free to speak to our Omaha car accident lawyer at (402) 505-8234.)
On a chilly January evening in 1985, the Bennett family traveled to a small town in Southwest Nebraska to attend the funeral of the family matriarch. Jim, the father, drove his large, beloved 1983 Lincoln Mark VI with the radio playing quietly. His son, Billy, and Billy’s pregnant wife, Tammy, sat in the bench seat next to him; in the backseat were Jim’s wife, Paula, daughter Wendy, and 8-year-old David.
Imagine: you’re sitting in your comfortable Omaha home, perhaps watching the news or playing a board game with your family. Suddenly, you hear a thud and feel the house shake. You head to the front door to see if a tree fell, or if there was some weather-related incident, and instead find the front end of a vehicle crashed into your living room.
Although we know the potential dangers that come with talking and texting while driving, some drivers still see nothing wrong with doing so. Their excuse? Being able to “multitask.”
Many people boast about how great their multitasking skills are, and they attribute distracted driving accidents to the fact that the person wasn’t an effective multitasker! Not true. Below are some little-known facts about multitasking that can save you some trouble in the long run.
You’ve packed a million toys and games to keep the kids entertained, snacks so no one goes hungry, water bottles, and all the necessary comfort items for the family as you get ready to journey across the country. Summer road trips are supposed to be fun, right? Of course they are. But the reality is that you also need to take steps to make sure your trip is safe.
Being involved in a car accident can be scary, and in some cases, life-changing. When we are faced with traumatic situations, naturally, we tend to do things out of order or forget to do them at all.
Knowing what to do before an accident can help you be better prepared “just in case.”
Whether you are a frequent driver or passenger, here are some post-accident tips:
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