Distracted Driver Accidents in Nebraska
Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert an individual's
attention away from driving, including texting, talking on the phone, grooming, reading maps, and
using a navigation system. Did you know that text messaging creates a
crash risk 23 times higher than driving without distractions? In an attempt
to reduce the number of
car accidents caused by distracted drivers, the state of Nebraska has placed a ban on
texting for all drivers.
Fault in Distracted Driving Cases
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a car accident involving a
distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Distracted driving, including behavior that isn't explicitly prohibited,
like reading maps, can be used to prove negligence or recklessness because
it poses an unreasonable risk to the driver as well as others on the road.
If you have sustained injuries due to a distracted driver, it is important
to begin working on your case as quickly as possible because you only
have four years from the date your injury was discovered to file a claim
in the state of Nebraska.
Injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver?
Contact our firm to begin pursuing the compensation you deserve today!
Other Driving Distractions
According to a study by Carnegie Mellon, brain activity associated with
driving decreases by almost 40% when using a !cell phone while driving.
Because using a cell phone while driving is so dangerous, the state of
Nebraska has placed a ban on both handheld and hands-free cell phone usage
for novice drivers, or drivers who have learner's permits and have
not yet earned driver's licenses. While cell phone usage is a known
distraction, there are many other driving distractions, such as interacting
with children in the backseat, eating or drinking, grooming, or looking
at a GPS device or map, which can all lead to serious traffic accidents.
Did you know that talking to another person in the car and adjusting the
car radio can also be considered driving distractions? Despite the dangers
of distracted driving, many drivers continue to engage in these risky
behaviors. Roughly 80% of drivers reported talking to passengers in their
vehicle and 65% reported adjusting the car radio in a 2011 National Survey
of Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior. Eating, drinking and talking
on the phone were also common driving distractions. Although it may seem
harmless, distracted driving is dangerous and almost 20% of injury crashes
in 2010 involved a distracted driver. In 2010 alone, distracted driving
crashes resulted in 416,000 injuries and the deaths of over 3,000 people.
Injured by a distracted driver? Get legal help!
Our team at The Robert Pahlke Law Group has over 85 years of combined courtroom
experience, and we are prepared to help you seek the compensation you
deserve. The injuries you sustained from your crash may be painful and
result in numerous medical bills, which is why you need the representation
of a knowledgeable
Nebraska personal injury attorney you can trust. We have earned some of the highest accolades available
in the industry, including being AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
and being selected for inclusion in the Nebraska
Super Lawyers® list for 2011 and 2012, so you can rest assured that we can aggressively
represent you both inside and outside the courtroom.
Our attorneys are strong supporters of accident victims' rights and
our goal is to make the roads a safer place. Our team understands that
no one can place a dollar value on your injuries, but we want to help
you pursue the compensation you deserve for your physical, emotional and
If you were injured by a distracted driver, learn about your rights to
compensation by calling The Robert Pahlke Law Group at 888-514-4138.