It’s no secret that car accidents cause serious injuries that can affect a victim’s life forever. Fatal wrecks can be particularly devastating, especially when they result from driver negligence.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety claims that 211 people died on state roads in 2013, while more than 16,000 sustained serious car accident injuries over the same period. This equates to one serious car crash every 17 minutes.
In addition to causing serious injuries and deaths, these accidents cost taxpayers a significant amount of money. Recent research suggests that the state of Nebraska spends as much $720,000,000 as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
If you are involved in a car crash, the first step is seeking medical attention. Even if you do not feel immediate injuries, consulting a doctor is critical. Often, accident injuries do not resonate until several days—or even weeks—after the incident.
If you do suffer injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Rensch & Rensch Law is an experienced personal-injury law firm that is ready to fight for your rights as a car crash victim. If you are looking for an Omaha personal-injury lawyer, call us today at 800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment.
Woman Dies in Nebraska Crash
Journal Star reports that a woman died in a serious Nebraska car accident, and another person sustained serious injuries in the same crash. Two young 20-year-olds were driving east on Interstate 80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car crashed and rolled into the opposite lane.
Nebraska State Patrol says the force of the crash ejected a young woman from the vehicle; she died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The driver of the vehicle survived, and emergency workers transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment. A full investigation into the accident is still underway.
85-Year-Old Dies From Car Crash Injuries
Star Herald reports that an elderly woman died from her injuries in a crash that also claimed the life of her friend. The two women were travelling to a beauty shop at the time of the crash. Police are still unsure of what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. They do not suspect foul play or alcohol impairment contributed to the accident.
The passenger in the vehicle died shortly after the crash, while the diver passed away a few days later. Officials say the women are survived numerous sisters, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
If you sustain serious car crash injuries and you require expensive medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. You may also receive payments for lost wages and damage to property.
An Omaha personal-injury attorney can assess your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim. At Rensch & Rensch Law, we have a track-record for successful case outcomes, and we are ready to represent you interests. Call us today at 800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment.