Rensch & Rensch Law are distracted driving lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who can assist you if you or a loved one were hurt in a distracted driving accident. All drivers know they should put their cell phones down while driving. Unfortunately, not all drivers do so. When drivers engage in distracted driving, they put everyone at risk.
Cell phone use is not the only type of distracted driving, although it is the kind of distracted driving that gets the most attention from the press (and for good reason, because distracted driving is becoming as much of a problem as drinking and driving). Any type of distraction, including visual distractions, cognitive distractions, and manual distractions can take your attention away from the road. Visual distractions can be anything like a phone, a book, or a map that takes a person’s eyes off the road. Cognitive distractions are anything that takes a person’s mental attention off the road. What are some types of cognitive distractions? Driving after an emotionally-charged event or fighting while driving can be seen as a cognitive distraction. Manual distractions are anything that can take your hands off the wheel. This includes putting on makeup, eating food, or texting and driving.
If another driver’s actions behind the wheel resulted in your injuries or car accident, Rensch & Rensch Law are distracted driving lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to help you with your claim. Our law firm can help you navigate the insurance claim process as well as help you with making a claim from negligent parties. Contact us today to learn more.
Understanding How Distracted Driving Affects Your Personal Injury Claim in Omaha, Nebraska
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claims approximately 3,166 lives each year. Many actions can fall under the umbrella of distracted driving. These actions can include:
- Texting and Driving
- Talking on the Phone
- Eating and Drinking While Driving
- Checking Maps or GPS While Driving
- Changing Music on a Music Device or Changing Radio Stations
According to a Nebraska government information sheet, all drivers are banned from texting and driving in the state. According to the fact sheet, every year, there are approximately 3,600 distracted driving crashes in Nebraska. In fact, 10% of all crashes in Nebraska were attributed to distracted driving. If you or a loved one were injured because another driver decided to text and drive, or engage in distracted driving, you may be entitled to seek damages for your losses and injuries.
In the aftermath of any serious accident, victims and families may struggle to pay medical bills, may struggle to make ends meet if they have to miss time from work to heal, and may suffer as a result of their injuries. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who can assist you and your family with making a claim from insurance companies and negligent parties after a crash. We can help you navigate the insurance claims process and can assist you with making a personal injury claim with negligent parties if you have gotten hurt due to another driver’s actions behind the wheel. You may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under Nebraska law. Contact our firm today to learn more about your rights and options.
Proving Distracted Driving in Nebraska
Proving distracted driving can sometimes be challenging. Distracted driving is not always witnessed and sometimes the police report may not cite driver distraction as the cause of the accident. However, there are ways that distracted driving can be proven. For example, if there is evidence of the other driver interacting on social media or texting, you may have a case. If witnesses observed a driver engaging in distractions, then you may also have a case. Cell phone logs may also indicate whether a person was talking on the phone during your accident or interacting with his or her phone during a crash. This evidence could also be used to support your case.
In order to make a personal injury claim, you may need to show that another driver’s actions resulted in your injuries and that you have suffered a loss as a result of a crash. If you have questions about whether you might have a distracted driving case, protect your rights. Contact Rensch & Rensch Law, personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska today. Our lawyers can review the details of your case, speak to witnesses, and take steps to gather evidence on your behalf. Rensch & Rensch Law only gets paid if you win. We can review your case, offer you an honest assessment of your claim, and fight to help you get the damages you may deserve under the law. Contact our firm as soon as possible, because you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law.