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Legal Representation After a Papillion or La Vista Car Accident

An automobile accident can be a horrible experience. It all happens so suddenly. Now your car is damaged or ruined and you and your passengers may be seriously injured.

You might not want to think about it at a time like this, but soon the insurance companies are going to start coming after you. An insurance adjuster’s job is to save their company as much money as possible by keeping claims low. They may even try to trick you into saying the accident was your fault. It’s best to avoid insurance agents until you have spoken to an experienced car accident lawyer.

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our team knows how to deal with annoying insurance agents. We work to help you get a fair claim that will cover the cost of your injuries and other expenses caused by the accident. Give us a call today at (402) 505-8234 to learn more.

Driving in Papillion and La Vista

Papillion and La Vista are both suburbs of Omaha, Nebraska located in Sarpy County. Papillion has over 20,000 residents, and almost 17,000 people live in La Vista.

People in Papillon and La Vista depend on their cars to get around. Over 91 of Papillon drivers commute alone to work and more than seven percent of them carpool. In La Vista, over 87 percent of drivers travel to work alone and over eight percent of them carpool.

La Vista is a little bit closer to the state’s largest city. It takes about 16 minutes to get from La Vista to Omaha via I-80 East and I-480 East, and about 20 minutes just using I-480 East when traffic is light. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Omaha from Papillion via NE 85 North and I-80 East, and about 23 minutes via Cornhusker Road and US-75 North when traffic is sparse. Getting to Lincoln takes just under 50 minutes from Papillion or La Vista via I-80 when there aren’t too many drivers on the road.

What to Do After an Auto Accident

The first thing you will want to do after an accident is check to make sure everyone inside your car is ok. Dial 911 right away if anyone needs medical assistance.

After you exchange your insurance information with the other driver, collect the names and contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident. You can also use your phone to snap some pictures. Get photos of all vehicle damage and try to get a few shots of the accident scene from various angles.

You can also record pictures of any injuries you and your passengers may have suffered. Make sure to attend all your scheduled medical appointments and keep records to share with your personal injury lawyer in Papillion or La Vista.

Who Is Liable for Your Accident?

Because Nebraska is an at-fault state, your lawyer will have to prove that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence for you to get a settlement. Insurance companies may try to blame you for the accident or offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t even cover the cost of your medical care.

Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine who is responsible. This process will include such activities as reviewing accident reports, interviewing witnesses, looking at photos and video of the accident, and going over your medical records. Your attorney may create a model of the accident and seek the guidance of expert witnesses.

Careless drivers, distracted drivers, drivers under the influence, people who are speeding, or someone who runs a red light can all be held liable for your injuries. Trucking companies that overload their trucks, delivery companies that hire unqualified drivers or don’t train them properly, and people who manufacture faulty automobile parts can also be held responsible for the injuries they cause.

The True Cost of Your Accident

When you add up all the expenses caused by a car crash, the true amount can be astronomical. Your attorney will consider the following factors to determine the actual cost of your accident so they can file claims with one or more insurance companies to get you fair compensation:

  • Ambulance rides
  • Emergency room care
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

A car accident may cause injuries that dramatically impact your quality of life. It can take years to fully recover, and some injuries never completely heal. Common injuries that result from a car accident include:

An Experienced Team by Your Side

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we know how to take on the big insurance companies and win. Call (402) 505-8234 today to schedule a FREE consultation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay anything unless we get you a settlement.

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