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Who Is Liable in a Nebraska Rental Car Accident?

Getting into a car accident of any type in Nebraska can be a confusing and frightening experience. If you are involved in a crash while driving a rental car, it can be even more difficult to know what to do next. The question of who is liable – or financially responsible – for a rental car accident depends on the cause of the collision and the types of insurance coverage available. Nebraska Is a Fault State There are “fault” and “no-fault” states. Nebraska is a fault state, meaning the person who is held responsible…

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What Is the Difference Between Moving and Non-Moving Violations?

In Nebraska, a driver could receive a ticket and fine for both a moving violation and non-moving violation. These are two separate types of offenses that come with different penalties. In general, moving violations are penalized more severely, as they are more dangerous than non-moving violations. However, both can lead to points against a driver’s license and various other penalties. Moving vs. Non-Moving Violations in Nebraska Moving and non-moving violations are types of traffic offenses in Nebraska law. They can lead to the driver of a motor vehicle being ticketed, having to pay a…

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What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?   

Every year, thousands of motorcyclists get sent to hospitals and emergency rooms with serious and life-threatening injuries. Traffic accidents pose more of a threat to motorcyclists than passenger vehicle occupants. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than people in passenger cars to suffer fatal injuries in collisions. Due to the nature of a motorcycle, riders face unique injury risks. Bone Fractures Motorcyclists do not have the protective metal shell, airbag or seat belt of a motor vehicle to safeguard them from harm in a crash….

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What Are Nebraska’s Seat Belt Laws?

Wearing a seat belt can mean the difference between life and death in a motor vehicle accident. A seat belt is the most effective means of reducing injuries and fatalities in traffic accidents. In an effort to increase the number of drivers and passengers wearing seat belts in Nebraska, the state has a mandatory seat belt law for all drivers, front-seat occupants and children. Who Must Wear a Seat Belt in Nebraska? According to Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 60-6,267, any person who drives a motor vehicle must ensure that children between the ages of…

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February 7, 2023 1p21.admin

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in the U.S.

Wrongful death is a legal term used in the civil justice system. In Nebraska, the definition of wrongful death is the loss of a life caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any other person or party. In the event of a wrongful death, surviving family members may be entitled to financial compensation for funeral costs and other damages from the at-fault party. While nothing can take back losing a loved one, a lawsuit can hold a wrongdoer accountable. Motor Vehicle Accidents According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidents…

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February 2, 2023 1p21.admin

Can I Sue for a Minor Dog Bite in Nebraska?

If you get bitten or injured by a dog in Nebraska, no matter how minor the injury, the owner of the dog will most likely be responsible for your medical bills and any other damage caused under the state’s strict dog bite liability law. Most dog bite injury cases are resolved with insurance claim settlements; however, there are circumstances when you might have to sue for a minor dog bite injury in Nebraska. Nebraska’s Dog Bite Law In Nebraska, dog owners are held strictly liable for the actions of their pets. Strict liability means…

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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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January 13, 2023 1p21.admin

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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January 9, 2023 1p21.admin

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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January 6, 2023 1p21.admin

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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