Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer

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Car accidents—we all know what they\'re about. They delay traffic and cause trouble for everyone involved, in addition to being potentially injurious or even deadly for the people involved. Of the more than six million car accidents that happen in the United States each year, 80 percent of them occur because of driver negligence or inattention. More than 40,000 people are injured, and millions more are injured. While car accidents seem to be few and far between, they are actually very common. It has been estimated that a car accident occurs every 10 seconds—those numbers really add up. When it comes to the aftermath of an accident, people are usually shaken up and do not want to deal with the mess ahead—especially if it involves lots of paperwork and insurance information.

Negligence can be anything ranging from something as small as forgetting to use a turn signal, to something more serious such as speeding, talking on a cell phone, or even drunk driving. There are laws in place for a reason—not to make us frustrated, but to keep us safe. No matter how many restrictions are placed on drivers, accidents will still happen.

Even if it is quite obvious that you are suffering because of somebody else\'s negligence, going after the negligent party on your own can be daunting and overwhelming. In order to make the process as easy as possible—and to get the best results—you should hire a Nebraska car accident lawyer/attorney as soon as possible. A good auto injury lawyer will assess your case carefully, and will see to it that your legal rights are protected. When hiring a lawyer, look for someone who as extensive experience dealing with cases like yours. He or she should have an intimate knowledge of the processes and procedures needed to go forward with the case.

Over the course of your case, your lawyer will collect as much evidence as possible to ensure you have the strongest case possible. Some of the steps he or she will take might include:

Researching similar cases
Talking to witnesses
Communicating with consultants and experts
Collecting data and records
Formulating legal maneuvers
Dealing with your insurance company
Negotiating with the opposing counsel

All these are done with the intention to fortify your case and ensure that your rights are protected, as well as to insure that the claimant receives the maximum compensation.

You may already have an idea of a lawyer you can call, based on advertisements that they have run on the radio, TV, or in print. There are many more lawyers you can choose from in Nebraska, and a simple Internet search can help you decide if the person who is right for your case. Many lawyers offer free initial consultations so you can get to know them, and so they can advise you on whether you have a strong case.

When looking for an auto injury lawyer make sure that he or she is credible and that people can vouch for him or her. Once you find the lawyer that you are looking for, make sure that you talk about their fees and pricing structure, such as an upfront retainer, or if they are only compensated if the case is won. See to it that your fee arrangement enumerates the services that your lawyer will be doing for you, the type of fees and the sum that you will be asked to pay.

During this difficult time, it is necessary to have a lawyer or attorney on your side. Be sure to contact one as soon as possible, as the statute of limitations in Nebraska for personal injury cases is only four years. These cases can take a long time to sort out, so doing it sooner rather than later can only work in your favor.

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