Omaha Highway Accident Lawyers
Highway accidents are all too common…and incredibly dangerous. Getting compensation after a highway collision, whether you're on Highway 6 or heading east on I-80, ultimately comes down to people’s negligence and liability. In any highway-related crash, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Omaha auto accident lawyer to represent you.
Car Accident Services
High Speeds and High Risks
We use I-680, I-480, I-80, NE-64, and US 75 to get around town faster, but at those increased speeds, there is greater danger. As speeds go up, necessary reaction times become much shorter, and an impact at high speeds can cause serious injuries including broken bones, internal bleeding, neck and spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury.
Large Trucks on the Highway
As we drive on highways around Omaha, we often share the roads with very large commercial trucks. These vehicles present many dangers to other drivers. For example:
- They require more space to slow down and stop.
- They have numerous blind spots, all of which are quite large.
- Due to the size of these trucks, the damage they can inflict on another vehicle, and the people within it, can be severe (and often fatal).
Distracted Drivers and Secondary Collisions
At high speeds, any distractions to a driver could end in a multi-car crash. Distractions like mobile phones, passenger activity, or even simple daydreaming can result in deadly pileups.
When you’re on the highway, minimize the distractions. Focus on the road. Also, watch out for other drivers. A distracted driver might not notice an accident on the road and could collide with the vehicles that are already stopped. There is also a risk of a secondary collision: when drivers looking at a crash end up crashing themselves, perhaps in the opposite lanes, starting a whole new chain of damage and bodily injury.
Compensation for Your Injuries
After any wreck, you call your insurance company. Sure. That’s why you have coverage. If you’re not at fault for the accident, you may have a claim against the at-fault driver. Hopefully, that at-fault driver will have insurance, and you can make a claim against the at-fault driver’s policy. Maybe that company will offer you a small payout for your losses. But before you accept anything, and certainly before signing anything, speak with an experienced highway accident attorney to make sure you protect your rights. Even your own insurance company is ultimately trying to make a profit, and you may also have claims against your own insurance, especially if the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured, so you need someone to look after your interests.
An experienced Omaha personal injury lawyer can help you determine what your losses are, and help you build the evidence necessary to achieve full and fair compensation for your injury. You may be eligible for expenses you aren’t even considering, including damage to your vehicle, damage to other items of property, future medical bills, lost wages due to missed time from work, loss of future earning power, vocational rehabilitation, disfigurement, physical or emotional impairment, and pain and suffering.
Been in a Highway Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a highway crash, don't try to handle it all alone. It's easy to become overwhelmed by the pain, medical bills and treatments, missed work, changes in lifestyle after a serious car wreck, and having to deal with the other driver’s insurance company while all of that is occurring. We can take the burden off your shoulders. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234. Your consultation is free. Tell us what happened and we can discuss your options. We can help.
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