Omaha.com reports that a 22-year-old caused a serious head-on collision in the Omaha city center. The accident occurred on Friday night, and police cited the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Emergency workers extricated the 22-year-old from his car. He broke his leg in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries that are not life threatening. Police are still investigating the crash, but they believe the man crossed the centerline into the southbound lanes because he was intoxicated.
What Should I Do as the Victim of a Negligent Driver?
Even minor car crashes can cause serious injuries. Often, accident victims do not notice injuries until several days or weeks after the wreck.
The first step after a collision is seeking medical help. Even if you feel fine, be sure to consult a physician. A doctor’s report could be a critical piece of evidence if injuries surface after the accident.
Next, contact an Omaha personal-injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can assess your case to determine the likelihood of recovering damages from the at-fault party. If you are facing steep medical bills, or if you are unable to return to work, your attorney may recommend filing a personal-injury lawsuit.
If you suffer injuries in an Omaha car accident, contact Rensch & Rensch Law. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 800-471-4100 today.
Here is another Nebraska accident story that is generating buzz in Omaha:
Two-Vehicle Crash Injures One
Omaha.com reports that one person sustained injuries in a serious two-vehicle crash in downtown Omaha. The crash happened on Wednesday afternoon and involved two sedans.
Police say the collision was between an Omaha Public Power District car and another vehicle. It happened at the intersection of 13th Street and Franam Street sometime around 2:30 p.m.
Emergency workers responded to the scene, and they transported the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials say the injuries did not appear serious.
The Omaha Public Power District vehicle flipped; however, the driver did not suffer serious injuries. A full investigation into the crash and its cause is still underway.
Car Crash Rates in Omaha Still Lower Than National Average
Omaha still has relatively few car crashes each year compared to other states. According to City Data, there were only 18 fatal car crashes in the city in 2011. These involved 30 vehicles. Drunk drivers caused at least six of these accidents.
If you are the victim of a car crash, an Omaha personal-injury attorney may be able to help you recover costs associated with medical expenses and lost wages. The attorneys at Rensch & Rensch Law have more than 45 years of experience. We can assess the facts of your accident and explain your rights. Call us today at 800-471-4100 to schedule a free consultation.