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Motorcycle Safety Month – What You Need to Know

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which is a time to spread education and awareness concerning motorcyclist safety. Motorcyclists are at a high risk of suffering serious injuries and deaths in traffic accidents. Use this month as an opportunity to improve your knowledge of how to keep motorcyclists in your community safe – including yourself, if you ride. Motorcycle Crash Facts and Statistics Motorcycle safety awareness starts with learning the most recent data and statistics for these collisions in your state. According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, in 2022, 30 motorcyclists lost their…

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Motorcycle Training Tips for Beginners

If you are planning to get your motorcycle license in Nebraska, you must prioritize safety. Motorcyclists are approximately 24 times more likely to die and 4 times more likely to be injured in accidents than passenger vehicle occupants, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can reduce your risk of getting into an accident as a new rider with a few training tips for beginners. Take a Motorcycle Safety Course The best way to get more comfortable on your motorcycle is by taking a motorcycle safety course. In Nebraska, the completion of…

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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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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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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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What Is the Difference Between Actual and Proximate Cause?

If you’re injured in an accident that was caused by someone else in Omaha, Nebraska, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, property repairs, and other losses. As the filing party, or plaintiff, however, it is your responsibility to prove the elements of your case as more likely to be true than not true. One of these elements is causation. Elements of Proof in a Personal Injury Case in Nebraska A civil case aims to hold one or more parties legally and financially responsible, or liable, for an accident,…

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