Conclusion of Our Nebraska Car Accident Series

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill At the beginning of this blog post series, we learned that Nebraska's 2014 car accident death toll was the highest number on record in nearly a decade, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This fact puts your legal, physical and emotional challenges into perspective, in that you Read More

Boost Your Finances In The Wake Of Your Nebraska Car Accident

Court fees, lost work, medical bills, and other expenses can quickly put your financial life in disarray. Although your award or settlement hopefully can cover the bulk of these expenses, you will likely need to reconfigure your budget and financial habits as soon as possible. Particularly if you received a large sum of money, consider hiring a professional financial planner or accountant to create a reliable budget, Read More

The Benefits of Meditating While Recovering From a Nebraska Car Accident

An increasing number of studies show that meditation can have dramatic positive impact, including—but not limited to—stress relief. Experts recommend meditating for approximately 40 minutes a day for at least eight weeks to take full advantage of these benefits. However, many people experience greater calm, patience, and clear-headedness immediately after the first few sessions. If you aren't sure exactly how to Read More

Enhance Your Diet And Exercise Routine After A Nebraska Car Accident

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are exercising more frequently than ever, with 55.5% indicating frequent exercise in June 2015. This figure is the highest on record since Gallup and Healthways began tracking the metric in January 2008. Although you may have maintained a solid exercise routine over the years, a car accident can quickly throw your routine off track. In terms of maintaining physical health Read More

Restoring and Reviving Your Life After a Nebraska Car Accident

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” - Henry Ford Like most people, you likely already had a busy and fruitful life before the car accident. Perhaps you were facing serious challenges, such as a recent loss of employment, a death in the family or divorce. Maybe you had just gotten your driver's license and/or your first personal vehicle. Whatever your situation, the Read More

Watch Out For Insurance Companies After A Car Accident

As we mentioned in Section One of this blog post series, insurance companies can be quite aggressive during the repair and recovery process. They and the agents that represent them may not have bad intentions or a desire to cheat you out of what you deserve. But at the end of the day, insurance companies are businesses, and your liability poses a threat to their profits. According to a recent FBI report, the total Read More

Understanding “Soft Tissue” Injuries After A Car Crash

The human body is a complex system that includes vulnerable soft tissue in muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries are divided into two basic categories: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries: caused by sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist or blow to the body. Examples include contusions, sprains and strains. Overuse injuries: develop gradually as a result of repetitive Read More

Documenting Lost Wages After Your Car Accident In Nebraska

If you work for a company, your Human Resources department can help you track lost hours and obtain official records to substantiate a claim of lost wages. Remember to factor in additional job-related losses, such as missed opportunities for a promotion or bonuses for overtime work. Since aspects of a lost wages claim can be difficult to prove—and even more difficult to quantify—gather as much evidence as Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Comparative and Contributory Negligence

Have you ever been in a car accident and instantly started thinking about whose fault it was? It’s not an uncommon thought to have, particularly because the subject of fault can be influential to receiving money for damages. This ruling of fault comes down to the concept of negligence, and across the country there are two main types of negligence. Nebraska falls under a modified form of one of them, so let’s take a Read More

Fixing Your Vehicle After A Nebraska Auto Accident

After carefully documenting all damages to your vehicle, begin the process of repairing or replacing your vehicle. The driver at fault for the accident—or that driver's insurance company—should be responsible for related costs. Many insurance companies also cover costs of rental cars during the interim. However, before contacting the insurance company, discuss your approach, expectations, and other concerns with your Read More