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Dangers of Speeding in a Residential Neighborhood

By Jason Bottlinger on December 27, 2017

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?
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Driving in Bad Weather? Check Your Shoes!

By Jason Bottlinger on November 2, 2017

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.
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Help! I Was in an Accident in Someone Else’s Car!

By Jason Bottlinger on October 27, 2017

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.)
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Honey, I Hit the Herd

By Jason Bottlinger on October 15, 2017

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.
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What Happens When a Car Hits Your House?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 4, 2017

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.
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Multitasking and Driving Don’t Mix

By Jason Bottlinger on August 18, 2017

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.
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Summer Road Trip Planning

By Jason Bottlinger on August 1, 2017

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.
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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

By Jason Bottlinger on July 26, 2017

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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Dealing with Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents

By Jason Bottlinger on April 17, 2017

Getting in a car accident is scary enough. Facing the expenses of medical treatment, having to miss time from work and thereby having to make do with less, and having to pay for additional help, are very real possibilities for someone injured in an accident. When that accident was caused by someone who carried either not enough insurance (underinsured) or no insurance at all (uninsured), what recourse do you have?

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How Safe Are Omaha Drivers Compared to the Rest of the Nation?

By Jason Bottlinger on April 12, 2017

Driving is a necessary thing that we do on a daily basis. When you hop in your car to go to work or run an errand, you don’t anticipate a car accident happening or even fear it as you drive. That’s because people generally feel safe while on the road…but are we really?

As of 2016, Omaha is the 40th safest city to drive in out of the 200 cities ranked by Allstate. Although our neighboring city, Lincoln, came in at an impressive number 14, 40th still isn’t a bad spot to be—the top 50! However, in 2015, Omaha was ranked at number 26. What caused the drastic drop?

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