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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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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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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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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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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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