Determining Liability And Fault In Nebraska Auto Accidents

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Accident victims have a lot on their minds. Medical caredealing with insurance companies, and the stress of being without your vehicle and missing time from work and other activities.

But the number one question on most of our clients’ minds is: “Who was at fault?”

When you are injured in an auto accident in Nebraska, you have a right to file a personal injury claim if your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence.  In car accident cases, negligence equates to driving your vehicle in a manner that causes an accident.  At Matthew G. Miller, our attorneys will help you to identify who was at fault in your Omaha car accident case, and then file a claim on your behalf against the responsible party.

Factors for Liability In Accidents

There can be many different factors in a car accident case that can contribute to a finding of liability.  This is why the best way to determine who is at fault in your accident is to speak with an attorney.  Some of the common factors that Matthew G. Miller can help you assess to determine liability include:

  1. Rules of the Road: Right of ways, speed, merging, and maintaining control of the vehicle are all important rules of the road.  Violation of these rules can often constitute negligence in an auto accident case.
  2. State of Driver: Driving while intoxicated, driving distracted, or driving in a reckless manner are all indicators that the driver was behaving in a negligent manner.
  3. Car Defects: Sometimes, defective conditions in a vehicle can cause accidents.  In these situations, a court would need to determine whether the defect is a manufacturing defect that was not the driver’s fault or whether the defect was the result of negligent maintenance of the car by its owner.

Who Decides Liability in My Case?

When you have a Nebraska car accident case, liability can be decided in one of two ways:  through negotiation or by a court. When you file an auto accident claim, Matthew G. Miller’s primary goal is always to negotiate a reasonable settlement for you without the time and expense of going to trial in a civil court.

When we settle the case, however, it is the result of negotiation with the insurance company, which is how we determine liability.  This is why it is crucial to have an attorney for this negotiation process.  Don’t let the insurance company decide who is at fault.  They will deny or delay your claim for as long as possible to escape having to pay you a fair settlement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why You Need an Attorney For Your Nebraska Car Accident Case

Determining liability can be a complex legal issue, but also a very important one for the results of your Nebraska personal injury case.  Sometimes, an insurance company will wrongfully deny a claim.  An attorney will make sure your side of the story is told, and will work to get you the best possible settlement for your injuries.

Call Matthew G. Miller today to schedule a consultation where we can review the facts of your case to advise you regarding fault in your car accident.

"Meeting Matt Miller was the best thing that happened to me after my accident. In the end I did receive a nice payout for my injuries...It was the most difficult time of my life but Matt Miller helped to make it a positive experience. I would happily recommend Matt to anyone who has a personal injury case." - Dan Sundermeier, client

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A serious injury can leave you with many questions regarding the cause of your accident and your legal options. To help explain the basics of personal injury law and how our dedicated legal team can help you, we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions:

Accidents, injuries, and sudden deaths create chaos in our lives. After the dust has settled, what is left can be confusing, especially when it comes to whether or not you have a case. To better understand whether your situation warrants a case, call us today. We will be able to help you understand the legal implications of your situation.

It is important to know that a consultation with our legal team is completely free - you are under no obligation to continue with the case.

If you think you may want to open a case, it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the most common reason people don’t win their accident, injury or wrongful death case is because they wait too long to file their claims, so the sooner you can contact us, the stronger your case will be.

Matthew G Miller is an extremely talented, vigilant lawyer who has worked in law for over 30 years. Our law firm is proud to have exceptionally hard-working team members who put everything into winning cases and obtaining compensation for our clients.

However, there is no guarantee that any lawyer will win your case. During your initial meeting, we will talk about your case and get an understanding of whether or not you have the potential to win your case, and what your next steps are if you want to proceed.

Are you ready to move forward with your personal injury case? It is important that you contact an Omaha, NE lawyer as soon as possible. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is ready to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

The best way to begin your personal injury case with Matthew Miller is to give him a call at (402) 558-4900 to set up a free consultation, or fill out the form below.

It is important to know that you should always talk to a lawyer before starting your case. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind and will want to settle for much less than you deserve.

The amount of money that your case is worth is dependent on many factors, including:

  • The details of your accident
  • What types of injuries you have
  • Insurance coverage for you and the policy of the person liable for your injury
  • The evidence available
  • Your lawyer
  • Whether or not you decide to settle

Once we understand the details of your case, our legal team will be better prepared to determine what kind of monetary damages you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, and other factors.

When you hire our law firm, we will get to work for you immediately. Time is of the essence in many cases, as we need to obtain details and evidence from accident sites, police reports, doctor’s reports, and more.

It is never too early to contact our law firm so that we can get to work on your case because time is often of the essence. In fact, it is better to start working with our lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence, reports, and testimonies can be gathered.

It is important to note that you do not have to wait until your medical treatment is finished to file a claim or start your case. When you first talk to our lawyer, he will answer any questions you have about filing a claim, and how long you can expect the case to take.

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