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Brother and Sister Killed in Hastings Rollover Accident

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on January 18, 2016

Teenage brother and sister were recently killed in a Nebraska car accident after being ejected from their vehicle. The fatal car crash occurred on Clay County Road 312 south of Clay Center southeast of Hastings. Officials say the 17 year old boy was behind the wheel on a gravel road when the vehicle rolled over. Both brother and sister were ejected from the car. They may not have been wearing a seat belt. The 15-year-old girl died at the scene, and the driver was pronounced dead on arrival at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Two other passengers survived with injuries, including one person who was also ejected from the car. Read the rest »

Bellevue Man Killed in Crash

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on January 6, 2016

A 21-year-old woman was injured and her 44-year-old father was recently killed in a Sarpy County car accident. The fatal car crash occurred on 36th Street near Cedar Island Road in Sarpy County. Officials say the woman was driving a blue Chevrolet Cobalt when it spun out of control, crossed the centerline, and was struck by a southbound driving BMW. The driver sustained critical injuries and her father died at the scene. The 64-year-old driver of the BMW was hospitalized for observation. The crash remains under investigation, but recent snowfall may have contributed to the accident. Read the rest »

Five Omaha Teens Injured In Car Crash Near Interstate 680

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on December 5, 2015

Five local teenagers were injured–one critically–late last month, when the driver lost control of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu they were riding in.

According to reports, the 19 year old driver suffered the worst injuries, including a puncture injury to both lungs and a head injury. Nebraska State Patrol believes the driver was driving northbound on Interstate 680 when he missed the eastbound exit for West Dodge Road. Accident investigators believe the driver tried to reach the exit by crossing a grassy median and crashed into a billboard sign post. Read the rest »

Rollover Accident Kills Nebraska Man

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on November 30, 2015

According to a report on Omaha.com, a 29 year old Norfolk man died when he lost control of his truck. The accident happened late last month on Nebraska Highway 32 in northeast Nebraska. The truck veered off the roadway into a ditch and rolled over several times. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Read the rest »

Head On Collision Kills Four Young Women Outside Of Omaha

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on November 2, 2015

The promising lives of four young women were lost last week in a head on collision outside of Omaha. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, all four women were 21 years of age. Three of them were current Creighton University students and the fourth was a former Creighton student.

The four young ladies were heading south on Route 77 in a small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer and veered into the oncoming northbound lane. They then collided, head on, with a larger SUV. The 60 year old driver of the other SUV survived and was transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital.  All drivers and passengers involved were wearing seat belts. Read the rest »

Dodge County Wrong Way Crash Kills Two, Injures One

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on October 23, 2015

Omaha Wrong Way Accident Nebraska’s highways can be dangerous. This was illustrated just last week when a man and his wife were killed and another man was seriously injured in a head on collision. According to a story on Omaha’s WOWT, the accident happened on Highway 30 in Dodge County when an SUV crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with a semi truck.Both vehicles immediately burst into flames. Two passing drivers managed to rescue the 53 year old truck driver from his cab. He was flown by helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center. The driver of the SUV and his wife died at the scene. Read the rest »

Beware The Blind Spot

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on August 1, 2015

Nebraska Blind Spot AccidentAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 840,000 blind spot accidents happen annually in the United States, resulting in 300 fatalities. With so many Nebraska families heading out on the road this summer for vacation, it’s a good idea to take a moment to learn more about blind spots and your safety. Read the rest »

Avoiding Catastrophic Car Accident Injuries in Work Zones

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on July 10, 2015

Summer in Nebraska means that roadways are filled with construction zones – from a handful of workers filling a pothole to dozens working to rebuild or replace a major highway overpass. No matter what sort of work takes place at a construction site, these zones increase the risk that a car accident will cause catastrophic injury to motorists or workers. Read the rest »

Busy Memorial Day Indicates Higher Risk of Summer Car Accident Deaths

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 28, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for U.S. roads. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), traffic was about five percent heavier than Memorial Day 2014. About 34 million people chose to drive to their holiday destination, and preliminary reports indicate that the rate of deadly auto accidents and injury-causing crashes was higher than it was in 2014 as well.

These trends of heavier traffic and more car accident deaths are expected to continue through the summer, according to researchers. Why? The studies point to three possible causes: Read the rest »

Help Prevent Accidents with These Summer Car Care Tips

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on April 13, 2015

Spring has arrived in Omaha, which means that families throughout Nebraska will soon be planning summer road trips. April is a great time to get your car ready for the summer travel season. Experienced Omaha car accident attorneys recommend focusing on safety and maintenance in order to help reduce the risk of breakdowns, accidents, and injuries. Here’s how:

Tires

As the temperature rises, your tire pressure changes. Over- or under-inflated tires are a safety risk. They also wear out more quickly and can reduce your gas mileage. Make sure your tires are inflated to the correct specifications, and switch to all-season or summer tires. Have a service shop check your tire alignment and balance before you hit the road. Read the rest »

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