On August 19, three family members were injured in a single-vehicle accident that took place on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska, according to a report by Omaha.com.
The Nebraska State Patrol said that the accident occurred around 1:35 a.m. between Greenwood and Waverly. The driver of the 2000 Chevrolet lost control and drove into a ditch, where the vehicle experienced a rollover before coming to a stop on its side.
Five family members were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. One, a 12-year-old boy, was the only one not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected from the vehicle, but only suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. He and two others were transported to Bryan Medical Center for treatment. The other family members, an eight-year-old girl and an eight-month-old boy, were not injured in the accident.
Rollover accidents are no laughing matter. They can cause serious injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury. A victim who suffers such injuries may lose the ability to work for a long period of time, if not for the rest of his or her life. He or she may also require extensive and costly medical treatment.
An accident injury claim does not necessarily have to involve another motorist. In the case of a single-vehicle accident, the victim may file a claims case against the government if dangerous road conditions or inadequate signage led to the accident. He or she may also file an auto product liability lawsuit if the accident was caused by a vehicle defect.
Whatever the case, you’ll need an experienced Nebraska motor vehicle accident attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. At Cullan & Cullan, LLC, we can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances that led to your injury. We can then use the resulting evidence to strengthen your claim. To learn more about our case history and the services we provide, call (402) 397-7600.