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Bellevue Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in the Omaha metro area or elsewhere in Nebraska, an experienced injury attorney with The Advocates can help you.

A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

The aftermath of a car crash is often a frustrating, confusing, and stressful time. Faced with painful injuries, damaged vehicles, and steep medical bills, many car accident victims begin to feel hopeless. It doesn’t have to be this way.
A personal injury attorney with The Advocates can help guide you through the car accident claims process. When you hire an Advocate, you get an experienced legal team dedicated to you and your family. We’ll be there to answer your questions, explain each step of the legal process, and fight for your right to fair compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash or other type of motor vehicle accident, contact the auto accident attorneys with The Advocates for a free case evaluation today.

The Next Steps In Your Case

Injury

Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery

Treatment

Seek medical treatment as soon as you can

Property Damage

Get the damage on your car assessed and fixed

Treatment Complete

Once you’ve completed treatment, your attorney will compile your medical records

Demand

Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the responsible party

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an lawyer. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. 
Your lawyer will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an lawyer. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your lawyer will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Car Accident Professionals Assigned to Your Case

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 
We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters
  • Take your case to court if necessary

We only get paid if we win your case!


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Omaha Metropolitan Area Statistics


Omaha, Nebraska statistics

  • More than 1.5 million people live in the Omaha metro area.
  • The Omaha area has the highest number of car accidents in Nebraska each year.
  • While alcohol- and speed-related fatal crashes have decreased in recent years, distracted driving accidents have increased significantly.
  • Nebraska’s traffic fatality toll decreased from 2022 to 2023 in nearly every category.
  • Bicyclist deaths were the only category that rose in 2023; six bicyclists were killed during the year, while the five-year average of fatal bicycle accidents sits at 0.6.

Common causes of fatal car accidents

  • Distracted driving: Cell phone use has become a serious problem on roads throughout the United States.
  • Impaired driving: Over a five-year period, an average of 28.8% of Nebraska fatal car accidents included alcohol as a factor.
  • Failure to check blind spots: Many bicycle and motorcycle accidents are the result of motorists simply not seeing the smaller vehicles.
  • Failure to wear a seat belt: Nebraska’s seat belt usage rate is significantly lower than the national average (76.3% for Nebraskans in 2022 vs. a 91.6% national average).
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Common car accident injuries 

Depending on speed, point of impact, the number of vehicles involved, and seat belt usage, car crashes may lead to serious injuries or fatalities, or may simply cause minor scrapes and bumps. Some common auto accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  •  Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations and bruising

Nebraska Traffic Laws and Information


Nebraska seat belt law

It is estimated that seat belt use saved nearly 15,000 lives nationwide in 2017. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), buckling up while riding in the front seat of a car reduces risk of fatal injury by 45%.
In 2021, unrestrained vehicle occupants accounted for 50% of American traffic fatalities, despite only making up around 9% of the population.
Under Nebraska law, each front seat occupant and all occupants under 18 years old must wear a seat belt. Children up to age eight must be secured in a federally approved child safety seat. Car seat guidelines can be found here.
All occupant protection systems should be properly adjusted and fastened.

What responsibilities do drivers have after an accident?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, remain calm and stay at the scene of the accident until you are cleared to leave. Take the following actions to protect yourself and your right to a personal injury claim:

  • Move your vehicle out of traffic if possible.
  • Check for injuries and call 911 if anyone is seriously hurt.
  • File a police report.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Take pictures and videos of the accident scene.
  • Get names and contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Notify your own auto insurance company of the accident.
  • Seek medical attention, even if you do not believe you are injured.
  • Consider contacting a personal injury lawyer for legal representation.
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Statute of limitations (SOL) on a court desk.

What is the statute of limitations for car accidents?

In Nebraska, the statute of limitations is generally four years from the date of the accident. After this time period is up, you will be unable to file a claim.
If you believe you have a valid car accident claim, contact an attorney right away. They will be able to help you understand your options and determine how long you have to file.


When Should I Hire a Bellevue Car Accident Attorney?


If your car accident resulted in serious injuries and property damage, it is a good idea to contact an attorney for legal advice. If a negligent driver caused your accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and/or other damages.

The Advocates have law offices in Omaha and Council Bluffs—call us today for a free consultation. Our team is ready to listen to your story, answer your questions, and get started on your personal injury case.
After your car accident, you deserve representation from a personal injury law firm you can trust. You deserve an Advocate.

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