At first glance, Nebraska may seem like a motorcyclist’s dream. It’s an expansive state with ample elbow room and long stretches of open highway. It might be surprising, then, that the Cornhusker State saw almost 450 motorcycle accidents in 2020 resulting in 392 injured people and 34 fatalities. In a state that ranks 37th in population in the nation, these numbers are shocking.
Any motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and lead to serious, often expensive, injuries, but motorcycle crashes are notoriously devastating. The exposed nature of being a motorcycle rider means that those involved in a collision are not protected by a car frame or roll cage, which can lead to broken bones, laceration, and much worse. Despite strict universal helmet laws in this state, head, neck, and spinal injuries are sadly quite common in motorcycle accident cases.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the Nebraska motorcycle accident lawyers at Metier Law Firm can help. Metier Law Firm is excited to use SafeRider® accident investigation and legal services. We have extensive experience with these types of motorcycle wrecks, and we know that they can’t be dealt with the same way a car accident can.
Give our Omaha office a call, and we will review your case and provide you with a complimentary consultation about what your next steps should be. Call toll-free, or contact us today and get experienced Nebraska motorcycle accident attorneys on your side!
Not every motorcycle accident happens the same way. A variety of factors, from weather conditions to the time of day, can all play a part. This makes it difficult to determine exactly why motorcycle accidents happen in Nebraska, but where they occur is something that can be explored.
A few of the most dangerous roads and areas to drive in Nebraska include:
One of the longest and busiest east-west interstates in the country, this heavily trafficked highway runs the entirety of Nebraska. It plays host to countless commercial vehicles each year and can become extremely dangerous in bad weather, especially our infamous high winds.
While the speeds may be a little slower, US highways often involve more complicated routes, crossings, and intersections when compared to the Interstate. The intersection of US-81 and US-91 near Humphrey is particularly treacherous.
Our urban centers, though well-spaced throughout the state, contribute greatly to the motorcycle accident rate. Complicated traffic patterns like where 72nd and Dodge intersect in Omaha or, similarly, 27th and Cornhusker in Lincoln make collisions much more common.
No matter where in Nebraska your motorcycle accident happened, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Metier Law Firm are here to help. You deserve compensation for your medical bills, emotional distress, and any income you might have missed because of your injuries. Call us today, and we will get to work on your claim right away.
In the event of a motorcycle accident, to be awarded any compensation for your injuries you have to prove that not only were you injured, but that the behavior of the person you are filing a claim against was the cause of the crash. This is not always as easy as it may seem.
Nebraska practices what is known as “comparative negligence” when determining the outcome of a personal injury case and any money awarded. This basically means that you cannot collect any amount of compensation for your damages if you were any more than 50% responsible for causing the accident. To receive restitution, you have to prove that the other driver holds the majority of the blame, and is thus liable for the collision and your injuries.
Many times, insurance companies will use this interpretation of the law to their advantage, finding any excuse they can to not have to pay you a settlement. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney before you file your motorcycle accident claim. A quality Nebraska motorcycle accident attorney, like the ones on the Metier Team, will know how to fight against these tactics. Call us, and let us help you hold the one responsible for your pain and suffering liable.
While Nebraska law does allow an individual to file a motorcycle accident injury claim on their own, this is almost always a complicated process riddled with deadlines and specific procedures. Minor claims for relatively small damages have been successfully filed without the representation of a lawyer, but for severe injuries that come with hefty medical expenses, your best course of action is to contact a reputable Nebraska personal injury lawyer.
Metier Law Firm has been assisting motorcycle accident victims in Nebraska for over 30 years, and we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. We believe every motorist should be able to safely appreciate all this state has to offer, whether they get there on four wheels or two. Call today for your free consult.
Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating and liberating experience, and in a beautiful place like Nebraska, it can provide access to all this state has to offer. But an accident on your bike can change it all in an instant. The healing process is hard enough without having to worry about whether you can afford to or not. Metier Law Firm is here to help ease your mind and your burden.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident while riding a motorcycle, call us as soon as you can. Don’t get stuck paying the bills for someone else's careless behavior. When you call, one of our dedicated legal professionals will listen to your account of the accident and review all the evidence. We will evaluate your case and give you a consultation on the best way to proceed, all at no cost to you.
Our office in Omaha is always ready to answer your call, and our knowledgeable motorcycle accident team will put our decades of experience to work for you, when you do. Let the Attorney of the West do what they do best, and get the compensation you deserve!
Many motorcycle accident claims are brought by riders who were injured in single-bike accidents. Some of these accidents are due to defective parts and hardware, and an experienced product liability attorney can help you understand why the crash occurred and how to attribute liability to the responsible party. In other cases, accidents are often caused by hazardous road conditions.
These conditions include, but are not limited to:
Far too many injured riders receive little, or no compensation because they are unable to identify what caused their accident after it occurred. No matter what contributed to your accident, it is important to contact an experienced motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible so that they can begin investigating the cause of the accident.
At Metier Law Firm, we have access to premier investigative resources that have helped our clients recover hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts.
We recommend contacting an attorney in your home state as soon as possible to discuss your options. In some cases, a motorcycle injury attorney in your home state may be licensed to practice in other states as well. Even if an attorney in your home state is not licensed to practice in the state in which you were injured, they may be able to refer you to skilled motorcycle accident attorneys in that state. In either case, contacting an attorney in your home state provides you with easy-to-access guidance as you pursue compensation for your injuries.
The damages involved in a personal injury case typically include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are easily calculable such as:
Non-economic damages are losses or burdens incurred by the accident that are not as easily calculated.
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