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Auto Accidents

Omaha Car Accident Lawyers

Nearly everyone is affected by an auto accident at some point in their lives, but when you or someone you love is seriously injured, you may not know what to do or where to turn for help. You cannot simply rely on the insurance companies to take care of your monetary losses. You need the help of experienced accident lawyers who are willing and prepared to fight for full compensation on your behalf. Please, call the Omaha car accident lawyers of Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O., to get on the road to financial recovery today.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Many auto accident victims come to us needing to know if they have any recourse after being injured by an uninsured driver. Fortunately, in most cases we can turn to the uninsured motorist coverage included in your own insurance policy.

What fewer people realize when they start pursuing compensation is that the minimum liability coverage, which most drivers opt for, is rarely enough to cover their injuries and we will need to seek additional compensation from their own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage even if the at-fault driver was insured.

No Seat Belt

You may have been told that you cannot collect on your auto accident because you were not wearing a seat belt when you were injured. There are some states that make it very difficult to receive compensation under that circumstance. Nebraska is much more sensible and favorable toward auto accident victims recognizing that failure to wear a seat belt does not cause accidents.

If you were not wearing a seat belt your compensation can be reduced, but by no more than five percent. Failure to wear a seat belt cannot be used against you when it comes to liability on the part of the other driver or responsible party, such as maker of a defective vehicle, in your accident.

Driver Negligence

Driver negligence is behind most auto accidents. You do not need to prove that the other driver intentionally caused the accident or did something extremely reckless to cause it. Examples of driver negligence include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Unsafe passing
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely
  • Fatigued driving
  • Intoxication

To learn more about potential compensation for your auto accident anywhere in Nebraska, please call the Omaha car accident lawyers at Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O., at (402) 397-1200 today or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.