Deadly Car Accident Lawyers in Omaha
Help for Families Affected by a Wrongful Death
When a loved one is unexpectedly killed in an accident, it is never easy. Their family is left to grieve while facing significant financial burdens related to the accident, such as hospital bills, medical costs, funeral expenses, and much more. If the deceased victim was the family's breadwinner, their financial situation can become even more difficult. Facing such hardships, following a fatal accident, a family may find it advantageous to talk with a compassionate Omaha wrongful death lawyer to learn more about how they can hold the person or entity responsible for their loss accountable.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,808 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States during 2009.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Nebraska
In Nebraska, a survival actions and wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. Such lawsuits may seek compensation for many different kinds of damages, such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Hospital bills and related medical costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income and benefits, including pension benefits
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
The kind and amount of damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit depends on many factors, which is why it is important that families work with a skilled attorney who can help them hold all negligent parties accountable for their suffering and loss. While it is understood that no amount of money can replace a loved one, such compensation can help pay for accident-related costs as well as help provide for a family in the future.
Fatal Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,808 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States during 2009, the most recent year such statistics are available. It was a 9.7 percent decrease in the number of people killed in such accidents in 2008; which was 37,423, and is the lowest number of motor vehicle accident-related deaths since 1950. While these statistics are somewhat encouraging, it is obvious more work still needs to be done to prevent needless fatalities.
Unfortunately, the two common causes of motor vehicle accidents are entirely preventable. In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in accidents that were alcohol-related, and during that same year, 5,474 people were killed in distracted driving-related crashes. Combined, these numbers account for an alarming 48 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities, all of which could have been prevented had it not been for the negligence of a motorist.
Caring Legal Representation Your Family Needs
The Nebraska fatal accident attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC are dedicated to helping family members of those killed in accidents involving negligence hold all negligent parties accountable in a court of law. We investigate all possible causes of car accidents in order to determine liability; including whether your loved one's accident was caused by a defective auto part, a negligent driver, or whether a dangerous roadway was a factor.
For many years, our attorneys have helped families with the difficult process of filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal accident. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident due to negligence, we can help you understand the legal rights given to your family under such circumstances, and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation. To receive the caring and compassionate legal representation your family needs during this difficult time, contact Cullan & Cullan LLC at (402) 397-7600 today.
- Understanding Wrongful Death in Nebraska
- What is a “Wrongful Death” Claim?
- Car Accident Fatalities - IIHS
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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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