Understanding Contributory Negligence

When a car accident occurs, a person who has been involved may wonder what his or her next step should be. Of course, a person should seek medical attention first and foremost to ensure they have not suffered serious injuries. After, the individual should be sure to contact experienced legal representation to ensure the accident is documented correctly in case he or she wishes to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. This is when it can get tricky for some.

Many persons involved in accidents often wonder, “Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?” The answer to this question may vary. According to Nebraska negligence laws, if a plaintiff is equally negligent as her or his defendant, he or she may not be able to recover any damages. However, if the plaintiff is considered less negligent than the other driver is or the plaintiff is completely faultless, he or she may be able to recover monetary compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Lost wages

Because each accident case is completely different, it is important for accident victims to contact experienced legal advocacy right away.

Have You Suffered Injuries in an Accident? Contact Carlson & Burnett.

If you have sustained injuries in an accident and believe another person should be held fully or partially responsible, we urge you to get in touch with our Omaha personal injury lawyers at Carlson & Burnett right away. We can examine your case and determine which legal strategies can help you pursue the compensation you deserve in as little time as possible.

To discuss your case with an Omaha personal injury attorney, call Carlson & Burnett today!


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