If you were injured because someone was negligent you have a number of legal rights.
We want you to understand your rights so that you are empowered to protect and assert your rights. For this reason we offer Nebraska accident victims a free consultation to learn about their legal rights and remedies after suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
After being injured in an accident you have the right to:
- Remain silent.
- Your right to remain silent extends beyond criminal law. You have the right to refrain from giving a recorded statements to any insurance company (yours or another person’s) until you have had the opportunity to consult with an attorney.
- After an accident, we urge you to exercise your right to remain silent and to refrain from saying anything or signing any document from an insurance company until you have consulted with a personal injury attorney.
- Contact an a attorney.
- After being injured in an accident, you have the right to seek advice from an attorney. You may have the right to compensation for your injuries and resulting damages, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, potentially pain and suffering, and other damages.
- Before you speak to any insurance company (including your own) we urge you to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to.
- Ask that the incident be reported.
- As an accident victim, you have the right to ask law enforcement at the scene to file a police report and to document all details of the incident. You have a right to a copy of that report.
- When you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in your claim, he or she will gather evidence in your case, including requesting all documentation of the accident.
- To take photos and to document the incident.
- You have the right to take photos of the scene where the accident occurred, of your injuries, and of damage to your personal property. As soon as possible after the accident, and if you are able to do so, we encourage you to take photographs of all of the above.
- When possible, document anything else regarding the incident: record the names and contact info for any witnesses, write down notes of the events leading up to the accident, and document anything else that you’re able to. Often details that may not seem significant at the time can help your case.
This list of rights is not exhaustive. Depending on the specific facts of your case you may have other legal rights. Please contact us to review the specifics of your case and to understand all the legal rights and remedies available to protect you.
We help people who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party get the compensation they deserve. Contact us or call (402) 558-4900 to schedule a free consultation.
Miller Lathrop serves clients throughout Eastern Nebraska and parts of Western Iowa including Douglas County, Sarpy County, Lancaster County, and Pottawattamie County, as well as the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Elkhorn, and Council Bluffs.