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Tragic Omaha Motorcycle Accident Points to Dangerous Driving Behaviors

By Jason Bottlinger on September 1, 2020

A recent accident at the intersection of 132nd Street and Industrial Road has highlighted the reckless driving behaviors that have become commonplace on Omaha roadways. On August 20th, a semi-trailer ran a red light at the intersection and collided with a motorcyclist. Although EMTs rushed to the scene and transferred the motorcyclist to the hospital, he sadly passed away due to his injuries, as reported by The Independent.

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Sharing the Road With Nebraska Farmers

By Jason Bottlinger on March 30, 2020

Agriculture is an important industry in Nebraska, having contributed more than $21 billion to the state’s economy in a single recent year, as reported by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Harvest seasons vary, depending on the crop, but when the season is in progress, you can expect to see more tractors, agricultural vehicles, and farm equipment on public roadways. While these vehicles are invaluable to Nebraska’s economic growth, sharing the roads with farming equipment poses multiple risks to other drivers.

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What to Do After a Hit and Run

By Jason Bottlinger on February 4, 2020

Despite it being illegal, some drivers flee the scene of an accident. They choose to take this action for many reasons – avoiding insurance claims, evading arrest if they know they’re driving while drunk, or other reasons. Unfortunately, victims of a hit-and-run are left injured and unable to file a claim against an unknown negligent driver.

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Nebraska Traffic Deaths in August Have More Than Doubled in a Year

By Jason Bottlinger on October 7, 2019

According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, August saw an unprecedented wave of traffic deaths in a summer that was already troubled by fatalities.

A total of 30 people perished on Nebraska roads in the month of August 2019. That statistic is 173% higher than the 11 traffic deaths recorded between August 1st and August 29th of 2018. Eight of the 30 were children.
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Dump Truck Driver in Fatal Highway 370 Accident Charged

By Jason Bottlinger on October 3, 2019

The dump truck driver who caused a deadly crash on Highway 370 has been criminally charged. Two children were killed in the crash.

Jesse O. Knight, 37, was arrested and charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and reckless driving. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department, Knight was operating his dump truck in a careless manner, and that is what allegedly caused the deadly incident.
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Delivery Driver Accidents Bring Up Liability Issues with Amazon

By Jason Bottlinger on September 19, 2019

Amazon has become one of the largest corporations in the United States and the world since its founding in 1994. With a skyrocketing client base, and increased demand for quick and cheap deliveries, Amazon has transitioned from traditional shipping services like the United States Postal Service to independent contractors, who take on a portion of the delivery work required to keep Amazon’s massive operation going.
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“Download Our App!” — Why the Insurance Company Wants More Control Over How You File a Claim

By Jason Bottlinger on July 31, 2019

With the all-encompassing popularity of smartphones in today’s world, there’s a growing trend among insurance companies to allow customers to file claims directly through a mobile app. For some collision victims, this can make the process of receiving a settlement easier. Even though it doesn’t apply to all types of car accidents, the ability to snap a picture and receive a price estimate in a matter of hours is an attractive feature for many.
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What Was Your Most Memorable Car Accident? Jason Bottlinger Talks About One of His Most Rewarding Cases

By Jason Bottlinger on July 31, 2019

Jason Bottlinger has helped countless individuals recover financial compensation to address their medical expenses and lost earnings following a collision. He works to protect his clients from getting taken advantage of by insurance companies, who frequently pressure victims into accepting a settlement that is much less than what they deserve. Throughout his time helping car accident victims, there’s one case that stands out in his mind. In this video, Jason Bottlinger talks about how he helped a woman get the important medical care she needed after getting hit by a careless driver.
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Intersection Accidents (and How to Avoid Them)

By Jason Bottlinger on April 9, 2019

The light turns green. You press down on the accelerator, but as you begin to cross the street, your car is jolted violently from the side, smashing into the car next to it. What just happened?

You were the victim of an intersection accident. And you’re not alone. In the United States in the past few years, about 50% of all traffic injuries and 25% of all vehicle-related deaths have occurred in intersections. So what can you do to be safer? Our law firm’s infographic has a few tips.
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Nebraska Has New Child Passenger Laws

By Jason Bottlinger on January 30, 2019

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of child injury in the United States. Over 100,000 children were hurt and over 1,000 killed in car accidents in 2015. That’s an average of three children killed and nearly 500 injured every day.

We’re sad to say that in 2017, five children under the age of 15 were killed and 1,284 more were injured in Nebraska alone. Though more than 97% of Nebraskan children are buckled into safety seats as of the latest survey taken by the Department of Transportation, they are more vulnerable in car crashes, especially when it comes to spinal cord or head injuries. To combat this, the State took action.
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