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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.
Everybody knows that Nebraska is rural state, full of farms and ranches. But we also have almost two million people operating around 2.4 million registered vehicles. About one out of six Nebraska residents live in Omaha, and a over 13 million people visit the city every year.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel around a center island. Also known as traffic circles, roundabouts are very popular in Europe and they are becoming more common in the United States.
If you have been hurt through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. It is essential to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before accepting any offer from an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies are in business for profit. The adjuster’s job is to minimize the company’s payout – not to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated. The following tips can help you maximize your personal injury claim.
No matter how diligently you drive, there is always the risk of a motor vehicle collision on the roadways today. In 2020, there were 217 fatal crashes and 9,847 injury crashes in Nebraska, as reported by the state Department of Transportation (DOT).
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.
Like all machinery, to function properly, motor vehicles need regular maintenance. Routine maintenance not only extends the life of the vehicle, but also helps keep drivers, passengers, and others on the roadways safe. Failure to maintain a vehicle in safe working order can lead to accidents and injuries. Car owners who fail to inspect their vehicles and perform needed maintenance and repairs may be liable for a crash.
People visiting our state may not be familiar with the roads or the traffic laws, which can increase the risk of a crash. Out-of-state drivers are required to follow Nebraska laws, the same as any other driver. Nebraska is an at-fault state. If you are injured by a driver from out of state, the at-fault driver is responsible for your damages. The out-of-state driver’s insurance carrier should cover your losses up to policy limits.
A hit-and-run accident can be a frightening incident to experience. No one wants to be involved in a vehicle accident, but usually, the parties involved will stop, exchange insurance information, and any dispute is eventually resolved. In a hit-and-run, the responsible driver leaves the scene. The driver may be drunk, or drug intoxicated, has no car insurance, or just doesn’t want to face the consequences of their actions. In these cases, the legal issues can become complicated.
Self-driving cars may sound like a futuristic endeavor, but newer and newer technology is being developed and tested every day across the country. As exciting as these vehicles sound, there are still many questions about how safe they will be and how drivers should respond in a wreck. While laws surrounding these vehicles are still in the early stages, it is important for every driver to understand their rights after a collision with a self-driving car.
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