Omaha DUI Accident Victim Attorney
Driving after you have had too many alcoholic drinks may prove to be a recipe for disaster. Though drunk-driving deaths have decreased in the last 30 years, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration estimates that almost 29 people die every day in the United States due to alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes, and thousands more are injured
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Nebraska has strict laws on what constitutes driving under the influence of alcohol, and anyone who violates these laws can be held liable in a civil lawsuit for damages caused in a drunk driving collision.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you can take legal action to hold that driver responsible and help alleviate your expenses that arose due to another party’s recklessness. Call a car accident attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to discuss what happened and learn about your options.
After drinking, people who get behind the wheel tend to have slowed reaction times, trouble focusing, and impaired judgment. On the road, these drivers may:
- Take wide turns
- Shift from lane to lane
- Drive too close to other vehicles or objects
- Drive on the wrong side of the road
- Drive too slow
- Stop and start, braking erratically
- Drive without headlights
- Drive without signals
Any one of these behaviors, in the wrong situation, can lead to a collision. Driving while intoxicated is considered a form of negligence in Nebraska, and if drunk drivers add in other negligent behavior, such as running stoplights or breaking traffic laws, they can certainly be held liable in a civil lawsuit if they cause a crash and subsequent injuries to others.
A drunk driver may face administrative penalties and criminal charges, but neither of those will get you the money you need to recover after being injured. You need to file a civil lawsuit against the driver for any physical or emotional harm and property damage the drunk driver caused you. This is completely separate from criminal charges against the driver, so consult an experienced Nebraska car accident lawyer to help you with the process.
Some damages you may be able to recover include:
- Medical bills for injuries caused by the driver.
- Property damage done by the driver.
- Lost wages due to time away from work caused by injuries.
- Pain and suffering you have dealt with due to the drunk driver.
- Loss of future income due to injuries caused by the driver.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, call our legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. to take action against the person who harmed you. The number is (402) 505-8234, and your consultation is free. We will work with you to get justice and help you recover fully.
- Alcohol-Impaired Driving - Nebraska Department of Transportation
- Impaired Driving - MedlinePlus
- Drunk Driving - NHTSA
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