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Omaha Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver in the Omaha metro area, The Advocates Injury Attorneys can help you.

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A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

After a car accident, you may be left with dozens of questions. How will you pay your medical bills? Do you have a right to financial compensation? Will your life ever be the same? 
The Advocates injury attorneys are here to help. Our legal team will help you understand your options, build your injury claim, negotiate with insurance providers, and fight to get you a fair settlement for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, truck accident, or other type of motor vehicle accident, contact the personal injury attorneys with The Nebraska Advocates for a free consultation 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 a 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 fair compensation and the 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, NE statistics

  • More than 1.5 million people live in the Omaha metro area.
  • According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s crash statistics, Omaha and surrounding cities have the highest rates of fatal accidents in the state.
  • In 2020, Douglas County saw 46 traffic fatalities, followed by Lancaster County with 18 and Lincoln County with 12).
  • Since 2011, the state has seen an upward trend in fatal crashes caused by distracted driving.

Common causes of car accidents

  • Distracted driving: From 2011-2020, an average of 4,140 accidents in Nebraska involved distracted driving as a factor.
  • Impaired driving: Alcohol is a factor in an average of 28% of fatal car crashes in the state.
  • Speeding: High speeds not only give drivers less time to react to hazards, they also make accidents more likely to result in serious injuries or death.
  • Following too closely: Many rear-end collisions happen as the result of motorists not allowing enough following distance between themselves and the car in front of them.
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Common car accident injuries 

Depending on the nature of your accident, car accident injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common vehicle collision injuries include:

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

Nebraska Traffic Laws and Information


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Nebraska distracted driving laws

Although a large portion of the Omaha metro area is in Nebraska, Council Bluffs and some surrounding cities are in Iowa, meaning they are subject to Iowa traffic laws.
Nebraska is one of only three states that classifies texting and driving as a secondary offense—a driver can only be cited for distracted driving if they are pulled over for another violation.
In Iowa, however, distracted driving is a primary offense. This means that an officer can pull a motorist over and cite them if they are seen texting or otherwise using a mobile device while driving.
As a driver in a bi-state metro area, it is important that you understand and adhere to state and local laws wherever you drive. Texting and driving is illegal in both Iowa and Nebraska, even though the two states enforce the laws differently.

What responsibilities do drivers have after an accident?

The most important things to do after a car wreck are stay calm and remain at the scene. Leaving the scene of the accident before you are cleared to do so could cause you to be charged with a hit-and-run.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, 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 names, phone numbers, and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Take pictures and videos of the accident scene.
  • Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Notify your own auto insurance company of the accident.
  • Seek medical care, even if you do not believe you are injured.
  • Consider contacting a personal injury lawyer for legal representation.

Never admit fault or apologize for the accident—doing so could harm any potential injury claim you decide to file later on. Simply give the responding officer a factual account of what happened without speculating or assigning blame.

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What is the statute of limitations for car accidents?

If you were injured in a car accident in the Omaha metro area, where your accident took place matters. Every personal injury case is subject to a statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing a claim. Once the statute of limitations has expired, you lose your right to a claim. 
These statutes of limitations vary from state to state and case to case. Because the Omaha metro area sits in two states, the amount of time you have to file will depend on where and when your accident happened.
In Nebraska, the statute of limitations is generally four years from the date of the accident. In Iowa, however, the statute of limitations is only two years. This is why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you believe you may have a case.
The Advocates have law offices in both Council Bluffs and Omaha. Contact us today for a free initial consultation—our experienced attorneys can help you determine whether you have a case and how long you have to file.

What damages can I seek in a car accident claim?

Every personal injury case is different. It is impossible to know exactly what damages your potential settlement offer may include. Some common damages that car accident victims may be able to obtain compensation for include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the case of wrongful death

The best way to know how much your case is worth is to speak with a car accident lawyer. The Omaha Advocates offer free case evaluations to help injury victims understand their legal rights. Call us to speak with a lawyer today.

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When Should I Hire an Omaha Car Accident Attorney?


Not every car accident requires an auto accident attorney. If your crash resulted in serious injuries or lost wages, however, it’s a good idea to contact a lawyer. 
The Advocates personal injury law firm has been helping accident victims for more than 30 years. We understand the struggles you’re facing in the wake of your accident and we will be there every step of the way to help you recover.

Contact us today for a free consultation and to get started on the road to recovery. You deserve an attorney who is experienced, compassionate, and local to your area. You deserve an Advocate.

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