In August 2011, a woman got involved in an altercation between two men in an Omaha City bar parking lot. While she was in the parking lot, she was hit by a pickup truck and injured. The driver of the pickup truck had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, but the injured woman has been unable to get his insurance information because there is no accident report on file. According to the WOWT News 6 website, state law does not require law enforcement officers to investigate the accident or file a report since the woman was hit on private property.
The driver who allegedly hit her says the woman jumped in front of his truck, but the woman’s boyfriend says the driver was negligent. The victim has not been able to track down the driver of the pickup truck to get his insurance information because the incident report lists an incorrect address and he has not answered calls to his cell phone. She now has $250,000 in medical bills that her insurance may not cover in full.
When other drivers choose to get behind the wheel after having several drinks, they are putting themselves and others at risk. Drunk drivers cause millions of dollars in property damage each year and cause many serious accidents that lead to injuries and deaths. When a victim cannot get a drunk driver’s insurance information, it makes the problem even worse.
If you were seriously injured and now have medical bills due to someone else’s actions, you need an experienced legal team to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation services, and other needs. The experienced Nebraska car accident lawyers at Cullan & Cullan can help. Both of our attorneys are also physicians, providing us insight into exactly how your injuries affect your ability to work and participate in the activities you enjoy. Call us at (402) 397-7600 for a free and confidential review of your case.