Most people would never dream of getting behind the wheel when they’ve been drinking, but many engage in other activities that could be just as dangerous. Sending a quick text message or reading an email at a traffic light may only take someone’s eyes off the road for a moment, but that’s all it takes to cause an accident that could change your life forever. In many places, including Nebraska, using electronic devices while driving is illegal, so a skilled personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect compensation for your damages if you’re hurt by a distracted driver.
Distracted Driving Laws in Nebraska
Nebraska legislature has made it illegal for anyone to compose or read electronic messages on a mobile device, use any type of chat service, or access the internet while driving. Fines for violating this law range from $200 to $500, with three points against the driver’s license. However, if their actions cause an accident, drivers may face more serious criminal charges, like reckless driving, which carry harsher penalties.
Collecting Compensation for Damages
Failing to follow the rules of the road and take measures to protect other drivers is a type of negligence in itself, giving you the right to pursue damages if you’re hurt because someone else wasn’t paying attention. In these instances, a personal injury attorney can help you collect compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. If necessary, they can also collect evidence establishing your version of events and proving liability for your injuries.
If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, turn to the personal injury attorneys at the Demerath Law Office in Omaha for the aggressive representation and individualized attention you deserve. With over 45 years of experience, they’ve been able to succeed in 90% of their cases, both in and out of the courtroom. To schedule a consultation and discuss your case, visit their website and call (402) 677-5656, and follow their Facebook for legal information and safety tips.