Nebraska Auto Accident Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured in a Nebraska motor vehicle accident? Receive the assistance you need to make a successful claim from the auto accident attorney, Steven A. Montag. Steven and his team are strong advocates who will help you make a successful injury claim. We fight to get you a good settlement or take your case to court to get you the best compensation possible.
Automobile accidents are a leading cause of injuries in Nebraska
Being hurt in an accident is a frightening experience. Even after the initial shock of the collision is over and you are no longer at the scene of the accident, your problems have only just begun. Whenever a serious injury occurs, you will have to go through a lot of pain. You may need to go to the emergency room and you may even have a lengthy, expensive stay in a hospital.
From the moment you have the collision, you have traumatic experiences. Many people have to get pried out of a car and then get strapped to a stretcher for a frantic ride to a hospital. Even when your injuries are not catastrophic or life-threatening, it is no fun to be sore and have to go to many doctors’ appointments or months of physical therapy. While you are waiting to finish an injury claim, you have to contend with medical bills, making due with less income and going through a lot of hassle going to many appointments. We also want to get your car paid for as soon as possible and that can be a painful process too.
Rules of the road and injury law
In most situations, there is a pretty clear liability. If you follow, try to be a defensive driver, respecting when other drivers have the right of way and maintaining a proper lookout, as well as being willing to yield the right of way when it helps to avoid an accident, you can avoid a lot of potential accident situations. However, there are many times that you cannot control the situation and another driver may not be so careful.
There are also times when two or more drivers can contribute to causing an accident. Fault and the circumstances of the accident affect the strength of your injury claim. Every accident is different and sometimes it is not completely clear how strong your case is afterward. That is when it helps to have the knowledge and experience of an auto accident injury lawyer like Steven Montag to evaluate your case and to present it in the strongest possible way.
Following are some of the reasons you need to be well compensated for an accident
Repairing or replacing your wrecked vehicle – You want to have good quality work done if your car is repairable and you need to have a rental car if you have lost your only means of transportation. The property claim can normally be finished soon after the accident and does not have to wait until you are ready to settle your injury claim.
You may have to miss work and lose income – I normally advise my clients to miss as little work as possible after an accident. If you miss a lot of time you will not be paid unless you have good sick leave benefits. You normally can’t expect to get compensated for lost wages until the claim settles. That can cause financial difficulties. Also, your employer may become upset if you miss time from working and Nebraska is an at-will employment state. Your employer does not need to have a good reason to fire you.
Stay on their good side and always tell them what is going on with your injury situation. Often you have no choice about missing time from work. If you cannot work and you would injure yourself by trying to work, you should not do it. In addition to keeping your employer informed you need to discuss your job and if you believe you will have problems working with your doctor. There are two parts of a lost wage claim, missing the time from work which your employer can help us document and you must be medically excused from work or restricted in a way that you cannot handle your normal work duties such as lifting or standing restrictions.
Medical bills need to be paid in full – You want to be sure that all bills for your accident-related medical treatment get paid from a settlement. It is often confusing when one visit to a hospital or a doctor’s office may generate several bills. The day of the accident you are likely to have an ambulance bill, a hospital bill, a bill for the emergency room doctor, radiology bill for reading X rays or other tests and possibly other bills for lab tests. A journal with notes about your treatment can help to remember all of the treatment.
Disfigurement or Disability – Whenever possible it should be your goal to make the best recovery from your injuries that you can. Sometimes you do what you can and you do not get completely back to pre-accident condition. In that situation, permanent disabilities or scars and disfiguring injuries need to be completely evaluated and given the value they deserve.
Pain and Suffering – This is the category that all compensation above the bills and wages is lumped into. There can be considerable pain from an injury. There is also just a lot of hassle and inconvenience related to dealing with all of the problems after an accident. You deserve to be compensated. Just paying the bills would not set things straight except for the most minor accidents.
Do I Need An Auto Accident Injury Attorney?
I usually tell people that common sense applies. If you went to the doctor one time, we’re told that you will be fine and end up with $100 of medical bills, be glad that you were not more seriously hurt and do not worry about hiring an attorney. If you were injured and went to the hospital or your family doctor then had continuing problems requiring treatment with physical therapy or even a chiropractor, it is a lot more trouble and it makes sense to hire an auto accident injury lawyer and make the best injury claim you can.
If you had serious injuries like a head injury or broken bones, you should always consider hiring an auto accident injury attorney.
Initial Case Evaluation and Free Consultation
Soon after you have been injured in an accident you will probably be considering hiring an auto accident injury attorney. You want to be sure that you hire someone with the skill and aggressive attitude needed to win your case. Steven Montag is the kind of tough experienced lawyer you need on your side. We have successfully handled thousands of injury claims and made our clients millions of dollars.
Let the auto accident injury lawyer Steven Montag put is skill and experience to work for you. Initial consultations are always free and we do not get paid unless we win your case. We are happy to take the weekend and evening calls. If you are wondering about what to do, call us. We can help you through all phases of the claim process from the beginning through maximizing a settlement or litigating a court case.