OMAHA, Nebraska. Have you been hurt in a car accident? Are you starting to receive medical bills in the mail? Medical bills following a car accident can leave victims and their families with tens of thousands (and in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars) of debt. Even individuals with medical insurance might find themselves facing high medical bills. Read more
OMAHA, Nebraska. New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year when it comes to drunk driving. According to the New York Times, alcohol will be a factor in roughly 50% of the accidents that take place on New Year’s Day. If you’ve been in a crash and suspect that the other driver may have been drinking, there are certain steps you can take to protect your rights. Here are three things to keep in mind if you believe you have been in an accident with a drunk driver over the holiday. Read more
OMAHA, Nebraska. If you’ve been in a serious accident, you may be entitled to seek damages and a recovery from your insurance company for medical expenses and repairs to your vehicle. If your car was seriously damaged, however, your insurance adjuster may declare your vehicle a total loss. Cars are declared totaled when the cost to repair the vehicle exceeds a certain preset percentage of the cost of replace the car. Every state has different thresholds for when an insurance company can declare your vehicle a total loss. According to CarInsurance.com, the threshold is 75% in Nebraska. This means that if the costs to repair your vehicle exceed 75% of the cost to replace your vehicle based on its current market value, your car will be declared totaled. Your car may also be declared totaled if your vehicle is too damaged to be safely replaced. Read more
Bike Share Companies Offering Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities: Could This Prevent Accidents for Older Riders?
OMAHA, Nebraska. The elderly and individuals with disabilities may face a range of access issues in the community. If you have become disabled as a result of a car accident, for example, you may feel stress or anxiety about riding in a car again, and you may be facing a range of lifestyle changes. Fortunately, the needs of the elderly and of those with disabilities are now being considered by a range of companies and programs. According to the New York Times, one bike share company in Detroit is making bikes available for those with disabilities. Read more
OMAHA, Nebraska. Self-driving cars are generally portrayed as a technological leap that will happen long into the future. However, in a city called Chandler, Arizona, in just the next few weeks, residents will be able to hail driverless cars. According to the Atlantic, the program is known as Waymo One, and it will be the first time driverless vehicles will be available on the road commercially. Read more