Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, reckless drivers — they leave thousands of victims in their wake each year. Even when another driver is clearly at fault, it may be difficult to obtain compensation from their insurance company for repairs to your vehicle, medical costs, and lost wages; in fact, it is common for an insurance company to attempt to place part of the blame for the accident on you.
Nebraska law provides victims of intentional, or negligent acts the ability to file a civil lawsuit to collect compensation for their injuries, and property damage. These lawsuits are intended to hold the responsible party accountable, particularly when their insurance company refuses to settle a claim for a reasonable amount.
You need to spend time recovering from your injuries; we understand the financial difficulties you are facing, particularly since you are likely unable to work during your recovery. We are here to help: we will review the information associated with the accident, and work hard to reach a fair settlement. When necessary, we will be prepared to fight your case in court. Nebraska has a modified comparative fault rule, this means if there is a determination you are partially responsible for the accident, the settlement may be reduced.
When you are injured because of another person’s action, or inaction, contact the Norfolk, NE office of Carney Law. We have helped victims across northeast Nebraska recover financially after an accident.