Nebraska Car Accident Attorneys & Injuries
The Nebraska Department of Transportation reported that there were 218 fatal crashes in 2016. That is 1 fatality every 40 hours on Nebraska roads. The same year, there were a total of 22,434 reported collisions in Nebraska. They resulted in 12,262 injuries or 48 injuries each day. With so many accidents occurring in Nebraska each year, anyone who drives has a significant chance of being injured. Automobile accidents cause a lot of stress and create many problems that you will need to deal with.
What to Do After an Accident
Unless you have been through lots of accidents you may not know what to do. The Car Accident Attorneys at Montag Law Office have successfully handled thousands of accident injury claims for people like you. Following are things to consider while you are at the scene of a car crash.
Do not move your car unless it is safe to do so. Leaving the car where it ended up after the accident helps the investigating officer see what happened. However, if the vehicle poses a hazard to other drivers, it may make sense to move it.
Turn on your emergency flashers, especially if the vehicle is blocking the road and it is after dark.
Contact the Police, the police can investigate the accident right away and do a report to document their findings. Call them whenever any vehicle damage or injuries are involved.
Contact Emergency Medical Services if there are any serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. If you have significant pain it may be best to take the ambulance ride to the hospital right away. Do not try to drive impaired.
Take pictures of the vehicles, the surrounding area and the people involved.
Get the names of all drivers and their insurance information. If the police are investigating, they can help you obtain this information.
Report the accident to your own insurance company promptly.
Complete your individual accident report. Individual reports are required whenever injuries are involved or over $1000 of property damage occurs. The car accident attorneys at Montag Law office help our injury clients complete the individual report. That helps prevent problems with your driver’s license that could occur if you failed to make an individual report.
Consider hiring the Car Accident Attorneys at Montag Law office if you have been injured.
We can discuss your situation during an initial free consultation and evaluate your case.
After you have gone home and settled down is often the time when you realize the extent of your injuries. At the scene of the accident, you are likely to be very upset. You may not realize that you are even injured until you go home and settle down. If you have experienced a delayed onset of symptoms you do not have to suffer in silence. It is important to decide as early as possible if you have injuries that will require medical treatment. The period of time soon after the accident is when some of the most important decisions are made for your injury claim.
Seeking medical treatment as soon as you become aware of the need for treatment helps prove that the injury was caused by the accident. I have seen many examples of people who were worried about money or who did not want to bother with doctors or hospitals. That kind of thinking often leads to delaying an inevitable decision about going to the doctor too long. Excessive delay seeking required medical treatment can cause problems for your claim and it can delay your recovery from your injuries.