Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents

Americans spend a significant amount of their time in automobiles, both as drivers and as passengers. With all this time spent in cars, it is almost inevitable that every American will get involved in a car accident at one time or another. While most car accidents are minor fender benders that don’t result in injury, some lead to serious property damage, severe injury, and even death.

If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident, you need to consult an experienced vehicle accident lawyer. The Omaha car accident attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC have represented injured victims for well over a decade.

Call our offices at (402) 397-7600 for a free consultation.

I’m not sure whether I have a legitimate claim. Should I file a lawsuit or just let my insurance company handle it?

If I don’t feel injured, should I still see a doctor?

Should I release my medical records to the other driver’s insurance company?

I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Do I still have a personal injury claim?

What if the accident was partially my fault?

Do I need to get a police report of the accident?

What kind of damages can I claim?


Following are some questions our potential clients frequently ask us.

Q. I’m not sure whether I have a legitimate claim. Should I file a lawsuit or just let my insurance company handle it?

A. Insurance companies want to settle claims quickly as possible, and don't always take the time to thoroughly investigate an accident. Talk to an attorney who can help you.

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Q. If I don’t feel injured, should I still see a doctor?

A. Absolutely.

Many injuries, such as concussions, whiplash, and internal injuries aren't immediately recognized by the victim or emergency responders. Make sure to see a doctor even if you don't feel like you've been injured.

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Q. Should I release my medical records to the other driver’s insurance company?

A. Absolutely not.

Before you give any information to the other party involved in the accident, consult an experienced vehicle accident attorney.

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Q. I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Do I still have a personal injury claim?

A. That largely depends on where the accident happened and the circumstances surrounding the accident. This is another reason to consult an accident attorney familiar with the accident statutes of the state where the accident happened.

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Q. What if the accident was partially my fault?

A. You are not qualified to assign fault for an accident. Present your case to your attorney and let them decide your next move.

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Q. Do I need to get a police report of the accident?

A. It's very important for you to get a copy of the accident report and give it to your attorney. It can help build your case.

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Q. What kind of damages can I claim?

A. That depends on many factors, including the cause of the accident, the amount of damage your vehicle sustained, whether you were injured, and the extent of your injuries. When injury is involved, you may be able to sue for any of the following:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Wrongful death

It’s important to remember that every accident is different and needs to be investigated by a skilled car accident legal team.

The Omaha law offices of Cullan & Cullan LLC have successfully represented clients in Nebraska, Arizona, and California for years. We are professionals who take a personal interest in every case we handle.

Call us today at (402) 397-7600 to schedule a free consultation.

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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.

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