Incidents of personal injury can be minor and almost inconsequential, or grave and life changing. Those that are caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another have the potential to be more traumatic and difficult to overcome for the victims. Although there are a range of personal injury accidents that can severely impact a person’s life, generally vehicular accidents tend to be the most frequent and impactful incidents of personal injury. If you or someone you know has recently suffered personal injury due to a car accident caused by a negligent party, we highly recommend that you reach out to a personal injury attorney in Omaha, Nebraska today.
Steps to Take at the Scene of a Car Accident
The Insurance Information Institute outlines some of the steps one should take after a car accident. They explain how important it is to take care of yourself right after an accident, “if the accident was triggered by road rage, take extra cautions when engaging with the other driver.” “Assess possible injuries, assess car damage, don’t leave the scene of the accident, collect as much information as possible, alert the police or highway patrol, file an accident report [and] get the claim process started.” All of these are crucial steps to take in the immediate aftermath of an accident, and we especially want to encourage you to gather as much evidence as you can. This includes pictures of the wreckage, witness testimony, medical bills, police report, receipts for vehicle repairs, and any other proof of damage to your person and your property. Any evidence you can collect will be incredibly useful to a personal injury attorney who is trying to build a strong and credible case against the negligent party.
The Underpinnings of Personal Injury Cases
According to the American Bar Association, personal injury law is essentially “designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.” Personal injury claims are frequently grounded on evidence of negligence but can also be based upon “strict liability” which “holds designers and manufacturers strictly liable for injuries from defective products”, as well as “intentional wrongs” which simply means that “if someone hits you, for example, even as a practical joke, you may be able to win a suit for battery. Of if a store detective wrongly detains you for shoplifting, you may be able to win a suit for false imprisonment.” The approach that is ultimately used for your case will depend on the circumstances of your personal injury accident. If you or a loved one has recently suffered personal injury at the hands of another, we recommend reaching out to the personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska at Rensch & Rensch to see how they can help you.
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