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Nebraska Accident History and Statistics

Car accidents are a common cause of serious injuries and deaths in Nebraska each year. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States. Car accidents are common enough that getting into one is more likely a matter of when, not if, as a driver in Nebraska. Keeping up with accident facts and statistics year by year can help communities identify common crash risks, with the goal of taking measures to prevent them in the future. Nebraska Crash Facts  The most recent Crash Facts Report by the…

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Helpful Tips on Safely Sharing Lanes With Semi-Trucks

Semi-trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. They are much larger and heavier than the average car, giving them the upper hand in motor vehicle accidents. A collision involving a large truck can be catastrophic for those in the smaller car. You can reduce the risk of getting into a serious Omaha truck accident with these safety tips. Practice Defensive Driving Defensive driving is the practice of constantly anticipating dangerous roadway situations. Rather than assuming that all drivers will obey the law and drive prudently, defensive drivers do the opposite….

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Nebraska

Unexpected accidents take lives every day. If you receive the devastating news that someone you love has passed away in a tragic accident, your first thought might not be taking legal action. As more details are discovered about the circumstances surrounding the death, however, you may come to suspect someone’s negligence or intent to harm your loved one. In this case, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim in Omaha for justice and financial compensation. What Is a Wrongful Death Claim? Wrongful death is defined in Nebraska Revised Statute 30-809 as…

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Common Causes of Winter Truck Accidents 

Winter driving conditions can be treacherous for all drivers, but especially for those operating large commercial trucks. With icy roads, reduced visibility and other winter hazards, truck drivers must exercise extreme caution to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, even with careful driving, truck accidents can still occur due to factors outside of their control, such as bad weather. Be on the lookout for these common causes of truck accidents in an average Omaha winter. Icy Roads Nebraska’s winters are particularly hazardous for truck drivers. Nebraska sees an average snowfall of ­20 to 40 inches, with the…

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Boating Accident Prevention Safety Tips

Boating is a popular recreational activity in many parts of the United States, including Nebraska during the warm summer months. Like any activity involving water, boating can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken by boaters.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were 5,265 boating accidents in 2020, resulting in 767 deaths and 3,191 injuries. Use these boating accident prevention tips to keep yourself and others safe. Be Prepared Although you do not legally need a license to operate a boat in Nebraska, you should have at least a basic understanding of…

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