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If you, a friend, or a loved one has been victimized by a catastrophic motor vehicle accident (MVA) in the state of Nebraska, recovering from such a deadly incident can be difficult and traumatic. As the victim of a violent accident, you or someone close to you may have suffered severe or life-threatening injuries and may have sustained extensive physical pain and emotional strain as a result. Furthermore, you may be burdened with excessive medical bills and vehicle insurance and, as a final resort, require the intervention of a professional accident lawyer. You or your loved one may have been victimized by criminal activity, DUI, or negligence. Despite the complexity of these unfortunate issues, you can discover a vast array of resources that can guide you through each stage of recovery.

If You Cannot Work as the Result of a Catastrophic Accident

In the event that your ability to work has been impaired by an accident, you can turn to multiple resources that will help you receive financial aid and support:

  • Social Security Disability – Resources for Nebraska residents suffering from a severe impairment or potentially life-threatening personal injuries.
  • Supplemental Security Income – Resources for adult and juvenile victims who do not possess adequate resources for financial aid in the State of Nebraska.
  • Nebraska State Bar Association – For residents of Nebraska seeking the representation and assistance of a professional lawyer specializing in car accidents, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, and more.

Need help with requesting an official copy of the incident police report?

For those who have been injured in a car accident in Nebraska and are planning to file a personal injury lawsuit, lawyers and insurance companies will need the police report to go forward with the investigation. Copies of police reports can be obtained online, in person, or by mail. The fee for the copy is $13 or more. Our local personal injury accident lawyer is willing to provide you with a free copy of your incident report.

If you or a loved one are unable to receive a copy of the police report for any reason, contact our office today and we will help you get a complimentary copy.

If You Require Emotional or Psychological Counseling or Additional Therapy

Accidents not only inflict terrible injuries on the body but can also leave a lasting impact on a victim’s mind. If you require emotional support or counseling to cope with your experience in a catastrophic vehicular accident, be sure to visit the links below:

  • Nebraska Psychological Association – Search statewide for psychologists who can help you recover from your traumatic experience with a motor vehicle accident.
  • Nebraska Therapists and Counselors – A directory that allows you to cross-reference therapists and counselors based on specialty, availability, a field of study, and experience.
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska – An association in Nebraska that provides emotional support and educational resources for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their friends/family.

If You Require Financial Aid for Incidents Resulting from Criminal Activity

You may require additional help for fees related to legal assistance and/or medical bills. If this is the case, be sure to consider the following resources:

  • Crime Victims Reparations – Sponsored by the State Government of Nebraska, this program provides resources for victims of accidents caused by criminal activity. You can visit links to fill out an official claim form and view rules and regulations.
  • Victim Assistance Program – Sponsored by the Office of the Nebraska Attorney General, this program provides resources for individuals who have been victimized by accidents caused by criminal activity

If You Require Aid for Car Insurance and Vehicle Damage

The Nebraska DMV requires that minimum motor vehicle policies must include the following amounts:

  • $25,000 per single injured victim
  • $50,000 per accident with multiple victims
  • $25,000 for damage to property

Vehicular accidents are an unfortunate and tragic part of our lives and can impact victims and their families in terrible, tragic ways. However, you do not have to face these problems alone. Be sure to visit Local Accident Reports for statements related to your accident.

If You or a Loved One Were the Victims of an Accident Caused by DUI

Drunk driving is a terrible offense that can result in severe damages to innocent victims, their families, and friends. As reinforced by state law, the Nebraska DMV has set the limits of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.08% for adults (ages 21 and older), 0.02% for young adults and juveniles (younger than 21 years), and 0.04% for commercial drivers.
Currently, Nebraska ranks 23rd among the states with severe problems related to drunk driving incidents. If you, a loved one, or a friend have been victimized by a DUI incident and require more in-depth support, visit the following links:

  • Nebraska MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks to provide endless support for victims of drunk driving incidents in the State of Nebraska. To speak with a representative at the national headquarters, call (877) ASK. MADD or (877) 275.6233. To contact Nebraska MADD contact the Lincoln office at (402)434.5330 or use the directory to find your local department.

Accident Prevention Services in Nebraska

In recent years, the State of Nebraska has established tactics for preventing unfortunate motor vehicle accidents and resulting fatalities.

  • Highway Safety Office – Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Transportation, this program implements strategies to ensure highway safety for pedestrians, motorist, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. Resources include links to educational portals and law enforcement resources.
  • Bike-Hike-Walk – Also sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Transportation, this website provides links to resources for bicycle and pedestrian safety. Outbound links will take you to state bicycle maps/routes, pedestrian walkways, hiking trail safety, and a metropolitan safety map for Omaha.

Traffic in Nebraska

In this section, you can investigate the statistics regarding traffic congestion and the percentage of fatal accidents. As of the year 2016, Nebraska has a total population of 1,907,116 residents and a relatively low percentage of fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents. For more information, check out the data sheets provided by the HLDI (Highway Loss Data Institute). While these numbers have updated since this time, this sheet will provide you with a basic layout of Nebraska’s traffic statistics and help you develop a safer travel plan while visiting the Midwest.

Vehicle Miles Traveled in Nebraska

  • Nebraska has a total of 20,818 million vehicle miles traveled.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Nebraska

  • 194 fatal crashes causing 218 deaths overall
  • 11.4 deaths per 100 million of the total population of Nebraska
  • 1.05 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

Deaths Related to Motor Vehicle Accidents in Nebraska

  • Car occupants = 83 (39%)
  • Pickup/SUV occupants = 81 (37%)
  • Large truck occupants = 12 (6%)
  • Motorcyclists = 19 (9%)
  • Bicyclists = 1 (0%)
  • Pedestrians = 12 (6%)
  • Total traffic accident fatalities = 218

Single Vehicle vs. Multi-Vehicle Crashes: Nebraska

  • Single-vehicle accidents = 110 (50%)
  • Multi-vehicle accidents = 108 (50%)
  • Total = 218

Fatalities from DUI Accidents: Nebraska

  • Total deaths = 126
  • Drivers with registered BAC results = 103 (82%)
  • Drivers with BAC results equal to or greater than 0.08 = 34 (27%)

Use of Restraint: Nebraska

  • Observation of safety belt usage in the State of Nebraska = 83
  • Fatally injured victims-unrestrained = 86 (51%)
  • Fatally injured victims-restrained = 61 (36%)
  • Fatally injured victims-undisclosed use of restraint =21 (12%)
  • Total of fatal injuries = 168

Rural Accidents vs. Urban Accidents: Nebraska

  • Urban accidents = 52 (24%)
  • Rural accidents = 166(76%)
  • Unspecified area = 0 (0%)
  • Total = 218

Nebraska Grief & Trauma Resources

Motor vehicle crash deaths by road user type and state, 2017

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