If you have been in a car crash in which the other driver broke the law, you and your family might be entitled to receive money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. What are some commonly broken driving laws, and how can you fight for your rights if you believe the other driver in your car crash violated the law? Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to review your police report and use traffic laws to help you win your personal injury claim.
Commonly Broken Traffic Laws
What are some commonly broken traffic laws? Some laws are more commonly violated than others. Unfortunately, sometimes when these laws are broken, accidents can happen.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding killed an estimated 9,717 people in 2017 alone. The NHTSA reports that speeding is responsible for a quarter of all traffic fatalities. Speeding increases the risk that a driver might lose control of his or her vehicle. When a driver exceeds the speed limit, he or she may also need more time and space to stop his or her vehicle. Accidents that occur at higher speeds can also result in more serious and deadly injuries, and pedestrians and bicyclists are at the greatest risk. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a speeding accident in Omaha, Nebraska, contact Rensch & Rensch Law, a personal injury attorney today to learn more about your rights.
- Texting and Driving and Using Cell Phones While Driving. Nebraska law prohibits drivers from using cell phones or devices while driving. Unfortunately, Nebraska is not a primary enforcement state. This means that an officer won’t stop a driver for texting and driving, but can cite a driver for texting and driving if he or she is caught using a cell phone while committing another violation. Texting and driving can kill or hurt others on the road. If you suspect that the driver in your car accident was texting and driving, Rensch & Rensch Law are Omaha, Nebraska personal injury attorneys who may be able to assist you with your claim.
- Unsafe Turns. If a driver makes an unsafe turn by failing to stop at a red light, or performs a rolling stop at a red light, you may be entitled to seek damages following an accident. Unsafe left hand turns are notorious for causing traffic accidents, and the driver executing the left hand turn is almost always at fault when crashes occur. These turns can be incredibly dangerous because not only does the driver pull into oncoming traffic, but the driver also runs the risk of colliding with a pedestrian if he or she is not watching for all hazards. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to assist you if you have been hurt due to a driver’s unsafe actions on the road.
- Drunk Driving. Drinking and driving is against the law. If you were hurt by a drunk driver, you might be entitled to seek damages for your losses. Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense and victims may even be entitled to access money from crime victims’ funds to cover their losses following this type of accident. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to assist you with your case if you have been hurt in a car accident involving a drunk driver.
These are just some of the common law violations that can lead to crashes. There are many laws governing safe driving. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to assist you with a claim if another driver broke the law and caused your accident. Our firm can review police reports, investigate your accident, and help you take the next steps.
How Do I Know If the Other Driver Broke the Law in my Car Crash?
The first step you should take after a crash is to call the police. Police officers are trained to investigate the scene of the crash, ask questions, and can write detailed reports about what took place. A personal injury lawyer like Rensch & Rensch Law in Omaha, Nebraska can also review your police reports, speak to witnesses, and evaluate your case to determine if the other driver broke the law. If the other driver broke traffic laws, your lawyer may have many options when it comes to helping you seek compensation under the law. For example, according to USAttorneys.com, your attorney may be able to fight to hold the driver accountable to the fullest extent of criminal law and also fight to help you seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our attorneys today to learn more about your options and rights. You may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law.