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What Penalties May Be Awarded in a DUI Case in Nebraska?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is an extremely dangerous crime that puts everyone on the road at risk. Nebraska takes DUI offenses seriously and imposes strict sentences on those convicted of this crime. If you get injured in a drunk driving accident in Omaha, the at-fault driver may face significant criminal penalties in addition to being responsible for paying for your losses. The Criminal Consequences of a DUI in Nebraska A DUI in Nebraska means that a person operated or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of…

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Unsafe Lane Change Accidents  

Changing lanes on a road or highway in Nebraska is a dangerous maneuver that could result in a car accident if not executed safely and properly. If the driver changing lanes does not check for other vehicles, obey the speed limit or use the correct lane change techniques, he or she could cause a sideswipe accident or rear-end collision. Learn who is typically liable for these collisions to pursue compensation in Nebraska. How to Properly Change Lanes in Nebraska  Under Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,139, a driver must keep a vehicle within a single lane…

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How to Deal With Insurance Companies After a Truck Accident       

If you get involved in a truck accident in Nebraska, the insurance company that receives your claim will not have your best interests in mind. It is important to know how to deal with the insurance company and its claims adjuster after a truck accident correctly to protect your rights. Otherwise, you may end up settling for less than your claim is worth. Don’t Admit Fault The trucking company and its insurance carrier will begin investigating the case the same day as the crash, in most cases. Many truck companies send rapid response teams…

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Dangerous Roads for Motorcyclists in Nebraska

Motorcyclists are always at risk of potential accidents, regardless of how long they’ve been riding. Some risk factors are outside of their control, such as the actions of other drivers or dangerous road hazards. In 2020, there were 447 motorcycle crashes in Nebraska, 34 of which were fatal. Although a motorcycle accident can happen anywhere, certain roads in Nebraska are historically more dangerous for motorcyclists than others. Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is a highway that stretches over 455 miles across Nebraska. In the last ten years, more than 180 people have lost their lives…

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10 Things to Know When You’re Dealing With Insurance Companies

The insurance claims process after an accident can be long and complicated. It is made more complex by the fact that insurance companies want to protect their own bottom lines rather than their clients. Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights when dealing with an insurance company in Nebraska. Insurance Adjusters Are Trained to Save the Company Money First, know whose side the insurance claims adjuster is on. The claims adjuster and any other insurance company representative who contacts you does not want what is best for you. They are trained…

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