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How Cold Temperatures Make Driving More Dangerous

By Jason Bottlinger on January 20, 2023

It’s no secret that driving in icy and snowy conditions is hazardous. That’s why every driver in Nebraska will want to pack the right supplies for winter driving. There are also effective techniques that make it easier to drive in harsh winter weather.

In addition to making driving a lot more difficult, cold weather also has adverse effects on your car and the way it functions. Automobiles require additional care and maintenance during the cold months to prevent problems that could cause an accident or leave you stranded out in the cold.
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Safe Driving on Icy and Snowy Nebraska Roads

By Jason Bottlinger on January 5, 2023

Severe weather is a way of life in Nebraska during the winter months. In fact, over 110,000 people suffer from injuries that were incurred during snowy and icy weather on the roads in the United States every winter.

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How Alcohol Makes It Harder to Spot Motorcycles

By Jason Bottlinger on December 4, 2022

Most motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles are caused by negligent car and truck drivers. In many cases, these drivers don’t even see the motorcycle rider until it’s too late.

Motorcycles have every right to use the road. And like everyone else on the road, it’s advisable for motorcycle riders to drive defensively to help avoid accidents. But when motorists are too intoxicated to even see a motorcycle that’s clearly within their field of vision, blame for the accident obviously falls upon the inebriated driver.
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What if an Animal Caused Another Driver to Hit You?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 10, 2022

Animals in the road pose a serious risk for motorists. Hitting a large animal can do major damage to your vehicle and cause injury to occupants. It can be even more dangerous when a driver swerves to avoid a large animal and hits an oncoming vehicle or goes off the road as a result. The risk is greater on stretches of road in areas with heavy wildlife concentration.
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What If You’re Hurt in a Police-Chase-Related Accident?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 20, 2022

High-speed police chases may be good for local television ratings, but they can be deadly for innocent civilians. According to USA Today, over 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed and tens of thousands of people were injured in accidents caused by police pursuits since 1979.
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How Anti-Lock Brakes Can Cause Collisions

By Jason Bottlinger on July 25, 2022

First invented for airplanes in the 1920s, and introduced to cars in the 70s, anti-lock brakes can be a useful safety feature for your vehicle. Their purpose is to prevent skidding during an emergency brake by preventing the wheels from locking up. They also provide a better means for steering during an emergency.
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How Omaha’s Summer Storms Cause Accidents

By Jason Bottlinger on July 1, 2022

Residents of Omaha will all agree that it is a fantastic place to live. Being the largest city in the state means there is something for everyone here. Unfortunately, no place is perfect, and one of the downsides of living in Omaha is that it often rains during the summer months. This means the city is susceptible to summer storms.
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Safe Driving Tips on Fourth of July Weekend

By Jason Bottlinger on June 28, 2022

The Fourth of July is weekend is wonderful time to get together, eat some good food, and watch a parade or take in a fireworks show. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we want all our neighbors to stay safe and happy as they celebrate our nation’s birthday with friends and family every year.
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How Advancements in Car Safety Change Accident Habits

By Jason Bottlinger on May 20, 2022

Nebraska has busy cities with tons of traffic. In 2020, at least one car crash happened every 18 minutes, 39 people were injured daily, and one person was killed every 38 hours. These horrifying statistics demonstrate the ongoing need to improve road safety. Laws are constantly changing to make the road a safer place. For example, in 2019, Nebraska law mandated that all children travel in rear-facing seats until they are two years old or reach the weight limit set by the manufacturer.
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Were You Injured in a Parking Lot Accident?

By Jason Bottlinger on March 12, 2022

Parking lots are a lot more dangerous than people think. Drivers aren’t always paying attention, and they can get distracted when they’re looking for a parking space. This may cause drivers to ignore stop signs or go too fast.
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