Recently, the personal injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan helped an Omaha woman obtain a $52,000 settlement for injuries suffered in a car accident in Omaha, Nebraska. The collision was caused after a motorist wrongfully turned in front of the woman, who is also a mother of two children. As a result of the crash, the woman suffered neck and back injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009 approximately 2.2 million people in the United States were injured in car accidents. The injuries sustained in car accidents in Nebraska can vary greatly. The most common injuries include head and face injuries, such as lacerations, bruises, fractures, and dental injury; brain injuries, such as concussions; neck injuries, such as whiplash, fractures, sprains, or disc injury; shoulder and arm injuries, such as sprains, lacerations, fractures or dislocations; back and spine injuries; various leg, knee, and foot injuries, including hip injury; and even psychological injuries with symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Depending on the severity of the collision and the extent of the injuries suffered, extensive rehabilitation may be needed, in addition to expenses such as medication. A severely injured victim may also be burdened with costly hospital bills and lost time away from work. It is important for those injured in vehicle accidents caused by another motorist’s negligence to remember they have legal rights, and with the assistance of a skilled attorney, they can hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.
The Nebraska physicians and trial lawyers at Cullan & Cullan have acute knowledge of the types of injuries sustained in automobile accidents. If you have been injured in a car crash in Nebraska that you believe was caused by another motorist’s negligence, call our law offices for a free consultation today. We may be able to help you receive compensation for hospital bills, ongoing medical expenses if further treatment is needed, loss of present and future wages, pain and suffering, vehicle damage, and more.