In 2018 there were 59,756 drivers in Nebraska that were in car accidents. If you are one of the unlucky ones, you might be wondering is it worth it to get a lawyer for a car accident in Nebraska.
If you were injured, it is more likely worth it for you to at least consult with a lawyer to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. A lawyer can tell you what you are entitled to by law and may point out some things that you didn’t think of and help you negotiate the best settlement with the insurance company.
Also, if the insurance company isn’t offering you a fair settlement offer or is being difficult, an attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf and sue to get the damages you are entitled to.
Here is a list of other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) you may have after a car accident in Nebraska, whether your in Omaha, Lincoln or any other city:
The statute of limitations to sue after a car accident is 4 years. However, the sooner an attorney is involved and working for you, the better he or she can guide you through the process and help you avoid settling for less than your claim is worth.
There is no across the board rate for attorneys. However, many car accident attorneys will work on a contingency fee. This means they do not ask for money upfront. Instead they will be paid as a percentage of the settlement, minus any costs that come up during the course of the lawsuit.
If you don’t hire a lawyer and are seeking damages for pain and suffering, you have two options. You can try to negotiate a settlement on your own with the insurance company or you can file your own lawsuit in court.
If you were not injured and there was only minor damage to your vehicle, you may not need an attorney. Property damage can be very straightforward and if you are comfortable with the amount of compensation, you may be satisfied. If you are having questions, it may be best to consult with an attorney.
Pain and suffering can be hard to put a dollar amount on. In making an offer, insurance companies will consider the nature and severity of the injuries, long term effects and many other issues. Some say that a good rule of thumb is 3 times the medical bills, but this is not always accurate.
Yes, some car accident lawyers do offer free consultations. Remember that a free consultation does not mean that you have to hire that lawyer. Likewise, it also does not mean that a lawyer has agreed to take your case. However, a free consultation can give you valuable information about your case and provide some clarity.
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