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Legal Representation if You Have Been Injured in Papillion and La Vista

Papillion and La Vista are two family-friendly towns in Sarpy County. They both have lots of fun things to do. Papillion features concerts at the SumTur Amphitheater, swimming at Papio Bay Aquatic Center, and a downtown walking tour that includes 21 historic sites.

La Vista features swimming at Splash Bash, the Sarpy County Senior Olympics, and the annual Spring Kite Festival at the La Vista Soccer Complex.

Papillion and La Vista are both close to Omaha. The drive from Papillion to Omaha takes about 22 minutes when there’s no traffic and it takes less than 20 minutes to get from La Vista to Omaha under optimal conditions.

The average commute for drivers living in in La Vista is about 18 minutes, and less than one out of five commuters travels more than 24 miles for work. The average commute for drivers living in Papillion is just under 20 minutes, and about one out of four drivers in Papillion travel more than 24 miles to get to work.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today by calling (402) 505-8234. Our experienced personal injury team will help you get the best possible settlement.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents in Papillion and La Vista

An automobile accident can change your life. It’s a terrifying event, and you and your loved ones may be seriously hurt. At a time like this, the last thing you need to worry about is dealing with pesky insurance company agents. In fact, insurance agents will often try to take advantage of people in this trying time by offering them an insufficient settlement that doesn’t begin to cover the cost of your injuries.

The truth is, you don’t even want to talk to an insurance agent until you’ve met with your car accident attorney. Your attorney will review the accident report, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident scene so they can calculate a claim that covers the cost of your injuries and other expenses caused by your accident.

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Motorcycle Accidents in Papillion and La Vista

With the high cost of fuel, a motorcycle is a smart way to get around. And it gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else. But even when you take all the precautions by driving defensively and wearing protective gear, a motorcycle crash can be a catastrophic experience. Common injuries and other unfortunate consequences that result from a motorcycle accident include:

  • Road rash
  • Biker’s arm
  • Fractured bones
  • Severe burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Wrongful death

After your accident, you may be looking at a long recovery period and extensive medical bills. It’s important to keep records of all medical care, including your ambulance ride, surgeries, doctor’s office visits, and rehabilitation including physical therapy.

In some cases, accident victims require ramps and vehicles with a wheelchair lift. Your motorcycle accident attorney will fight to get you a settlement that covers the true long-term costs of your injuries.

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Trucking Accidents in Papillion and La Vista

Trucks are big and dangerous. And they take a lot longer to stop than regular vehicles. That’s why truck drivers require special training and years of experience to be safe on the road. It’s also crucial for every truck driver to have a clean driving record.

Some trucking companies cut corners by hiring unsafe drivers. Sometimes they neglect to check their drivers’ records to make sure they’re up to par. Trucking companies also engage in hazardous behavior to save money, like overloading their trucks or demanding drivers log long hours to meet their quotas.

Trucking companies have their own lawyers and investigators who do everything they can to prevent you from getting the type of settlement you deserve after a devastating truck accident. It takes a strong and experienced lawyer to stand up to the trucking companies and help you get a settlement that will cover these types of expenses:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy

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Bicycle Accidents in Papillion and La Vista

People are becoming more aware of bicycle riders and their right to safety. Many communities are adding bike lanes to their city planning, and states like Nebraska have strong laws to protect cyclists who are injured by negligent drivers.

When a driver makes a hasty turn or carelessly merges into a bicycle rider, it can result in severe injuries. Your bicycle accident attorney will determine whose negligence caused your accident and file a claim to help you get the maximum settlement.

Types of unsafe driver behavior that may cause a bicycle crash include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving in the bike lane
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Changing lanes without looking
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Opening the driver’s side door without checking for traffic
  • Running a red light or stop sign

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Pedestrian Accidents in Papillion and La Vista

Getting into any type of car accident can be a horrible experience, but pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injuries caused by careless drivers. Every day, millions of people have to walk across roads to get work, school, or just to buy some groceries. When drivers fail to look out for people who are traveling on foot, their irresponsible behavior may result in a lifetime of suffering or even death.

In many cases, drivers cause accidents with pedestrians by driving too fast, not paying attention at an intersection, or failing to stop before entering a crosswalk. Your pedestrian accident attorney will investigate the accident to see who’s at fault. That’s the best way to help you get a settlement that will cover your medical bills, allowing you to recuperate from your injuries and get back to your life.

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At Bottlinger Law L.L.C, we don’t think you should have to pay for someone else’s careless behavior. Call (402) 505-8234 today to schedule your FREE consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay anything unless we win your case.

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