Driving across the great plains of Nebraska, wheather passing through Omaha or Lincoln, conjures up images of wide-open spaces and long, open stretches of gently winding highways. When you have the road to yourself, it can be a road-tripper's dream, but when something goes wrong, it can become a nightmare.
In 2020, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, there were 217 fatal Nebraska car accidents and another 1,052 that resulted in serious injury. The vast majority of these took place in our urban centers, like Omaha and Lincoln, with Douglas County accounting for nearly a third of all injury-inducing accidents in the state.
While more crashes may happen in densely populated regions, the traffic accidents that occur in our rural areas and state highways are much more deadly. Out of the more than 21,000 crashes in urban parts of Nebraska in 2020, only 78 people died as a result, as opposed to the 155 killed in just 8,360 rural car accidents the same year. Our State roads seem to be the most dangerous, accounting for more than half of those fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a car accident in Nebraska, know that you are not alone. Metier Law Firm has been there for people injured by the negligent and reckless driving of others for decades, and we are familiar with the courts and how they work. Contact our office in Omaha, and our compassionate car accident attorneys will assess your case and give you legal advice and a free consultation about how we can help. We are committed to bringing our car accident claim knowledge to our clients across all offices in Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
Car accidents can happen due to a wide variety of circumstances, and in the state of Nebraska, we see many of them. From tornadoes to distracted drivers to improper maintenance, the opportunities for crashes are numerous. Collisions with animals account for more than 8% of all crashes, for example.
When it comes to car wrecks that are caused by the negligence or reckless actions of a person, between our isolated urban centers and the great swaths of rural highway connecting them, some of the most common types of car accidents that happen in Nebraska include:
The auto accident lawyers at Matier Law Firm have dealt with these types of crashes and more. We know that following a traffic accident, you need someone who knows what to do next, and who will stand up to the insurance companies just looking for a cheap and quick settlement. No matter what kind of Nebraska auto accident you were in, give us a call at (866) 377-3800 to talk to our experienced team today.
While we may not have to deal with treacherous mountain passes or coastal erosion like some other states, the nature of roads in Nebraska provides its own set of dangers. Bad weather often plays a role, but the vast majority of vehicle collisions across the state happen due to the actions of other drivers.
The most common causes of car accidents in Nebraska are:
Any time an accident is caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should consult with a knowledgeable Nebraska car accident lawyer. You may be able to receive compensation for any medical, therapy, or repair costs that are incurred because of the crash, as well as any pain and suffering you endured. Don’t get left with the medical bills for a motor vehicle wreck that wasn’t your fault. Call Metier Law firm today to speak with a personal injury attorney, and let us hold the liable party responsible.
Nebraska law does allow for an individual to file a car accident claim without the representation of an attorney, but depending on the specifics of your case, it may be advisable to get one anyway. The procedures for successfully pursuing a personal injury case are often very complicated and a solid understanding of how it works can make all the difference.
Many law firms, including Metier, offer their services on a contingency fee basis, which means you are not charged for their services unless you win or settle your case. A quality auto accident attorney will be able to give you a good sense of the prospects for your claim during the initial consultation, which at Metier is also free to you.
Small claims for relatively minor damages may be better handled by yourself, but for severe injuries and substantial damages, it is best to have a reputable Nebraska personal injury lawyer on your side. When you call our dedicated team in Omaha, we will put our decades of experience to work for you, to make sure you get the financial compensation you need to recover.
Fighting for the rights and well-being of accident victims since 1986, we are here for any Nebraskan who has been hurt because of someone else’s carelessness. We are passionate about getting justice and fair compensation for those who need it most.
Whether you were rear-ended in West Omaha or sideswiped on I-80, Metier is here to help. Call us toll-free, or fill out our online case evaluation form, and our team of experienced Nebraska accident injury attorneys will get to work reviewing the evidence, and we will provide you with a complimentary consultation.
If you are unable to work due to injuries you sustained in an accident, you may be eligible to pursue reimbursement for the costs of your medical care in addition to the economic losses you have suffered.
However, it is unlikely that your costs will be reimbursed at the time the expenses are incurred, which is why it is important to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you start your case, the sooner you can pursue a settlement.
At Metier Law Firm, ensuring that you can obtain the care you need is our top priority. Before your case is settled, we can help you determine whether your car insurance or health insurance can cover the initial costs as we work toward a settlement. Your attorney will discuss all of your options with you as the case progresses.
The right representation can make the difference between a successful case and recovering only a fraction of what you need to recover.
Start by looking for an attorney who has experience with cases like yours. In many cases, car accidents have serious repercussions such as traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, spinal cord injuries, and other outcomes that require medical knowledge in addition to knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations. The best car accident attorneys will know how to determine the care required for short- and long-term recovery and fight tirelessly to secure the compensation you need to access it.
You should also choose an attorney who backs up their claims with results. Ask about outcomes in cases similar to yours, and look at the firm’s reputation as a whole. How much have they recovered for past clients? What do their clients have to say about working with the firm?
At Metier Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of experience handling car accident cases and will answer any questions you have about working with us.
While every accident is different, following the steps below can help you prepare yourself for a successful car accident lawsuit:
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If these questions have crossed your mind, let us help. You may need a little direction or may not need an attorney at all, but you deserve to be confident knowing your options. Your confidential consultation with us is totally free.