There are few types of car accidents more dangerous, yet easily avoidable, than a drunk driving collision. Unfortunately, driving under the influence (DUI) car crashes claim countless lives and permanently harm thousands throughout the state every year.
Nebraska law strictly prohibits driving while drunk and gives victims the ability to recover payment for all injuries from those and any more that may result from the damage in the future. Knowing your rights is invaluable as a victim of a drunk driving accident. To learn how state law protects you and what you can do in order to hold the drunk driver responsible for your damages, call the experienced Omaha car crash lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC today for a free consultation on your case at (402) 882-7080.
The Devastation of a DUI Crash
Drunk drivers have little control over their own actions and the maneuvers they can perform in order to prevent or lessen a car crash. As such, many DUI-related auto accidents are serious in nature and frequently lead to major injuries and death. Often, unsuspecting drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians feel the brunt of a drunk driving collision, with little warning of such dangers to give them a chance to protect themselves.
Often, drunk driving crashes cause some of the worst damage, putting victims at risk for serious or fatal injuries. As a victim, your injuries may leave you under hospital care for days or even weeks, with rehabilitation continuing for months or years in order to heal to the best of your abilities and cope with any permanent disabilities.
Putting the Law on Your Side
As driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in Nebraska, those injured by such actions have the state's criminal and personal injury laws on their side. Licensed drivers age 21 or older who are proven to be driving with a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.08% are breaking Nebraska law.
Those who have been injured by another person or group have the right to seek payment for their injuries and other losses through Nebraska's laws in Revised Statutes. Through personal injury claims, an injured party and his or her legal representation can negotiate with the at-fault party's insurance provider, and by proving fault and the need for payments, injured victims can receive payment for physical, financial, and emotional damage.
Dedicated to Justice for Drunk Driving Victims in Nebraska
At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our Nebraska car accident lawyers have been protecting the rights of injured victims for years through skills and resources cultivated from degrees in both law and medicine. We can assess your injuries and need for medical care while proving the fault of the drunk driving in order to find you the compensation you need for all your losses. To learn more about how we can help you in your case, call (402) 882-7080.