Car accidents happen every day, yet the effects of a serious car crash are hardly routine. Victims suffer broken bones, head and spine trauma and even diminished physical and mental capabilities that may last for years beyond the injury. During 2007, 256 people died in Nebraska as a result of traffic accidents – and almost 2,000 more suffered serious injuries.
If someone injured you in a car accident anywhere in Nebraska, including Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus, Scottsbluff, Ogallala and Offutt Air Force Base, call Dyer Law toll free at 1-888-393-7529 or contact us via email. The attorneys of Dyer Law take car accidents very seriously and we're ready to help with a free initial consultation.
One of our clients was an elderly gentleman who was hurt by a hit-and-run driver. Not only did we review his insurance policy carefully to uncover additional coverage he didn’t know he had, but we also found the negligent driver. We believe car accident victims deserve compensation for damages suffered as the result of other drivers’ reckless behavior. In fact, car accidents represent the majority of cases handled by Dyer Law. In most cases, we’re able to negotiate favorable claims with the insurance companies, sparing our clients from appearing in court.
What are your rights as a car accident victim? According to Nebraska law, if you suffered serious injury as the result of a car accident caused by someone else, you can file a claim for damages including:
- Medical costs – including hospital bills and other medical treatment
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering,
- Lost wages and, if your injury prevents you from returning to work, lost earning capability
- Injuries that cause the death of a loved one may also be grounds for a wrongful death suit
Just because you have the right to file a claim for these damages, however, does not mean you will automatically receive the compensation you deserve without proper representation. Insurance companies – even your own – aren’t in the business of paying out large sums of money to you. Their goal is to minimize damages and pay you the least amount of money possible, which is why an attorney is often able to obtain a more fair settlement than you could on your own.
At Dyer Law, we review all details of the accident, we evaluate your long-term medical prognosis – and we look at your insurance policy and the policy of the other driver. If the other driver lacks adequate coverage to compensate you, we may look into filing a claim against your own insurance company. Unless you signed a separate form on your insurance policy rejecting uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, you are probably covered for situations in which the other driver’s insurance isn’t enough to pay for your damages. Nebraska law also permits a practice known as “stacking” so that you may be able to combine insurance coverage if you suffered particularly costly damages. Dyer Law has recovered money for many clients who were unaware that this money was available.
The attorneys at Dyer Law have extensive experience handling car accident cases. We’ve represented car accident victims throughout Nebraska, including Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Buffalo, Hall, Lincoln and Lancaster Counties – and we’re ready to help you. Dyer Law offers prospective clients an initial case evaluation for FREE in person or over the phone. Contact us seven days a week by calling 1-888-393-7529 or via email.
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