Car accidents can be devastating for you and your family, leaving you with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. All too often, you may find yourself suddenly dealing with medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, long-term pain and disability, or shock and grief from the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death.
No matter the severity of the accident or injury, you may be thrust into a chaotic situation in which you will have to seek justice through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. These legal matters involve proving negligence or fault and can be complicated, especially when dealing with insurance companies that often work to undermine or undervalue your claim.
At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, we are dedicated to helping car accident victims throughout the panhandle by fighting for their legal rights in these cases. Our team aggressively pursues compensation that reflects the full value of your losses and damages so that you can recover physically and financially and move on with your life.
Car Accident Claims in Nebraska
Car accidents are a major cause of death in the United States, with more than 30,000 people dying each year. Nebraska is no exception to this trend, as 233 people were killed and 14,100 people were injured in car accidents in the state last year. The number of traffic-related deaths in Nebraska has been steadily increasing since 2017, reaching a 15-year high in 2022.
These accidents have many causes, with most related to human error. Causes can include:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Other traffic violations, such as tailgating, failing to yield, running red lights, rolling through stop signs, and more
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Poor road conditions or negligent road maintenance
- Defective vehicles and their components
Injuries in motor vehicle crashes can range from severe whiplash to torn ligaments, multiple broken bones, concussions, internal/organ damage, lost limbs, serious burns, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, permanent disability may result, leaving victims and families facing financial ruin due to spiraling medical costs, needed home care and personal assistance, and lost earning capacity.
Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Dealing with the legal details of a car accident injury claim can be difficult at a time when you need to focus on your physical recovery. You may believe insurers are there to protect you but that is frequently not the case. These companies notoriously engage in tactics designed to pay you as little as possible to protect their profitability.
Putting a car accident attorney on your side can be one of the most valuable actions you take. At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, we can work to gather all necessary evidence for your claim, such as medical records, witness statements, and police reports, ensure that everything is properly filed and submitted on time, oversee the legal process, and aggressively negotiate on your behalf with the other side for a fair settlement. With our law firm on your side, your chances for a full and fair settlement will be greatly increased, giving you peace of mind at this difficult time.