Automobile collisions are the most common type of motor vehicle accident with over 20 million accidents occurring in the United States annually.
While we are taught to be defensive drivers when we first learn to drive, even the best drivers cannot always avoid the negligent actions of another driver. For example, there is nothing you can do if you are stopped waiting for a red light to change and your vehicle is struck from behind.
In some accidents, both drivers may some share fault. The most common automobile accident in which fault is often shared are “open intersections”, which are those intersections in which there are no traffic controls. To receive money for an accident in Nebraska, you must be less than fifty percent (50%) at fault to recover money from the other driver or their insurance company for an accident.
A common insurance company tactic is to offer accident victims low amounts or even nothing for “low impact” or “minimal property damage” accidents. They rely on “studies” and “experts” who claim that people cannot be hurt in these types of accidents. Their claims are false and based on unsupported, flawed or incomplete data. At Lapin Law Offices we are familiar with these arguments and know how to counter them.
If you are in an accident and have questions about your legal rights, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney before you talk with either insurance company. One wrong step could result in an outcome which is less than you deserve.
Contact Lapin Law Offices if you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident for a free initial consultation.