Omaha Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who fled the scene, you need strong legal representation to get you the compensation you deserve.
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All drivers who are involved in an accident must remain at the site of the crash, especially if someone has been injured or killed. Leaving an injured driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist without offering aid and failing to contact the authorities is a violation of Nebraska law.
Hit-and-runs are especially dangerous because sometimes, the only other person on the road is the person who caused the accident. If they do not call for help, then the victim’s injuries may grow worse. A serious injury can easily become deadly if medical treatment is not given in a timely manner.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we provide guidance to individuals who were involved in hit-and-run collisions. Get an experienced Omaha personal injury attorney on your side today!
When someone is involved in a traffic collision and leaves the scene without giving out personal information to the other party or calling for medical assistance if it’s needed, then that driver has committed a hit-and-run. Determining fault for the accident becomes largely irrelevant, as committing a hit-and-run is a crime in Nebraska.
Hit-and-runs also occur whenever a driver collides with a person or object and fails to stop, whether another car, motorcycle, or bicycle. Even though most people understand they are required by law to stay at the scene of an accident and call for an ambulance or the police, sometimes people panic. Perhaps they were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly, or scared of the consequences of causing a serious accident. But that is not a defense.
Section 60-697 of Nebraska law requires everyone involved in an accident to seek medical attention for anyone who has been injured. If there are no injuries, but there is property damage, drivers must still stop and provide contact information and file an accident report within a 10-day timeframe.
Failure to adhere to state laws following a traffic collision is a criminal act. In addition to the criminal consequences of a hit-and-run, there are also civil consequences – the perpetrator is liable to the victim for personal injury compensation. A lawyer can help you file a lawsuit that helps you get the compensation that you deserve. This may include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Wages lost due to time off work
- Rehabilitation costs
- Cost of continuing medical care
The settlement you receive after an accident will depend on the individual damages that you or your loved one experienced as a result of the accident.
It only takes a second for a negligent driver to throw a wrench into your life. After a hit-and-run in Omaha, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and recover the compensation that you are entitled to by law. Jason B. Bottlinger takes great pride in fighting for the rights of car accident victims and has an impressive track record of success.
The legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. handles personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you won’t pay us a cent until you get the money you deserve. Call us at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free consultation.
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