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Have you been hurt in a traffic accident? Did you slip and fall in store? Are you hurt, in pain and worried about your medical bills and missing time from work. When a careless individual or multiple parties cause an accident, you may be eligible for an accident settlement.
Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians cause thousands of unintentional injuries and hundreds of deaths in Nebraska each year. Failure to yield the right of way, failing to obey a traffic signal, inattention and excessive speed are a few of the leading causes of traffic crashes in Nebraska, according to the Department of Roads.
Premises Liability in Nebraska
Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in the U.S. Most of falls occurs in a victim’s home, but they also occur in businesses, stores, and private residences. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident or suffer a dog bite, you have to file a premises liability claim to recover the costs of your injury.
Below are common causes of premises liability claims:
Spills that haven’t been cleaned up
Broken stairs and railing
Failure to remove ice and snow
Dog attack or dog bite
Obstructions in a walkway
Proving liability for a Nebraska Accident
Proving liability is a major hurdle that accident victims must overcome to obtain accident compensation. An accident attorney in Nebraska understands the standards you must meet to prove fault and will help you conquer the challenges of recovering a generous settlement. Once you retain one of the lawyers at USAttorneys, they will investigate your accident and begin gathering the evidence you need to prove liability.
For your slip and fall or premises liability claim to be successful, you must demonstrate that the defendant created a dangerous situation that they were aware of failed to take appropriate action. You will also need to show that a property owner had time to eliminate the hazard.
Sometimes, especially in regards to car accidents and slip and fall accidents, you may share part of the blame for an accident. For example, you are reading a text message when you slip and fall on a puddle on the floor. The liable party can argue that you were partly responsible for injuries because you were distracted and didn’t see the wet spot. When shared fault is an issue, you will be assigned a percentage of the blame which will be deducted from the final settlement amount.