Whether you’re parallel parking, backing in or out of a spot, or leaving your driveway, driving in reverse is a common vehicle maneuver. Just like with any other maneuver, accidents can happen. Some collisions, unfortunately, result in serious injuries or worse. If you’ve been injured in a backover accident, our Nebraska car accident lawyers are can provide you with the legal guidance you need and deserve.
Defining Backover Accidents
Backover car or truck accidents occur when a driver operates their vehicle in reverse and unknowingly backs into or over someone else. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are at least half a million backing accidents of some type every year in the United States. Of those 500,000 collisions, 15,000 result in injuries and there are over 200 deaths.
Our vehicles are designed to get us where we’re going and to get us there safely. In the event you find yourself the victim of an accident, you’ll undoubtedly want your vehicle’s safety features to hold up and keep you from sustaining any serious injuries. In some instances, however, those safety features fail and you or your passengers may be injured beyond what you would have been if those features had been effective.
On October 17, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a recall that spans several companies and multiple grocery stores. The recall was issued because of possible listeria and salmonella contaminated ready-to-eat and premade vegetables. Items potentially affected include corn and onions.
All the recalled vegetables, which initially involved 217 to 940 pounds of salad, were produced by the company McCain Foods. The premade foods are sold at retailers like Walmart, Trader Joe’s, 7-Eleven, Whole Foods, Teeter, Harris, and Kroger.
In October 2018, a limousine crash killed 20 people in New York. The operator of the limousine company, Nauman Hussain, was charged with criminally negligent homicide. The limo company is in Wilton, New York. They owned the vehicle involved in the crash, a 2001 Ford Excursion. The 18 passengers in the limo were killed, including the driver, along with two bystanders.
Upon investigating the crash and the limo company, it’s been found that the limo failed two inspections this year. The vehicle’s brakes weren’t working properly. Even though the vehicle wasn’t up to inspection, it was still sent out. There are two investigations concerning this crash. The New York State Police Department’s criminal investigation and the National Transportation Safety Board is also looking into it.
Susan Kiscoan’s parents, with legal representation from Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO, have filed a wrongful death claim with Douglas County, NE. They are seeking $2 million for the death of their daughter, who passed away while in the Douglas County Jail.
On September 14, 2017, Susan Kiscoan, a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia and Addison’s disease, a condition that attacks the adrenal glands, was staying at the Lydia House, an emergency shelter for women. She was arrested at CHI Health Clinic, just north of downtown Omaha, for trespassing when she refused to leave the clinic. While this type of misdemeanor typically results in a $25 fine or a day in jail, Kiscoan was booked at 4:49 PM and remained at the facility until she died on September 28.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, a 2-year-old boy was killed at a pumpkin farm just north of Lincoln, Nebraska, as reported by KETV NewsWatch 7.
Caleb Acuna, his mother, and his 5-year-old sister were at a private event at JK’s Pumpkin Patch Wednesday evening. The three were on top of a 60×40 inflatable pumpkin, when a nearly 60 mile per hour wind gust picked up and folded the inflatable.
The mother and sister were thrown from the pad. The sister sustained a broken arm that was later treated at the hospital. The mother was unharmed. According to Lancaster County Sheriff, Terry Wagner, it is believed the boy was trapped inside the pad when it folded in half and traveled some distance before coming back down to the ground.
No matter how minor you think your car accident may be, all car accidents should be taken seriously. Just in 2017, the Nebraska Department of Transportation reported 36,227 auto crashes. Of those accidents, 22,511 resulted in only property damaged, 12,278 resulted in injury, 1,228 involved serious injuries, and 210 resulted in death.
Rear-end collision are some of the most common auto accidents and are often a result of distracted driving. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, rear-end crashes account for almost one-third of all auto accidents each year. These collisions can result in sprains, whiplash, and herniated discs.
In the event you’re the victim of a rear-end collision, it’s important to understand how the legal process works so you can receive the compensation you deserve and focus on recovery.
Compared to other injury-related lawsuits, medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complex. This is because of the special procedural rules and compensation limits, as well as the legal issues with medical evidence.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches their duty to care for a patient in an effective and knowledgeable way. This breach leads to injury or a worsened condition. The most common examples include mistakes or delays in diagnosis or treatment, medications errors, birth injuries, and surgical errors.
In order to successfully achieve your legal goals in the event of medical malpractice, you’ll need to understand how Nebraska defines medical malpractice, as well as how the proceedings work and what compensation you may be eligible for. For a comprehensive list of Nebraska’s medical malpractice statutes, visit Creighton University.
Wrongful deaths occur every day as a result of the negligent actions and inactions of others. Many wrongful death claims are related to car accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. When you lose a loved one like this, you have the right to file a civil lawsuit to hold the guilty party accountable for the death. Wrongful death lawsuits can be complex because of Nebraska’s vague rules and the difficulty associated with determining damages, which is where an experienced attorney can help.
Wrongful death laws are determined at the state level. Keep reading to learn about Nebraska’s laws, and how they could impact your wrongful death case.
When we seek medical treatment, no matter how minor or severe the injury or illness, we expect to receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, due to miscommunication errors, improper training, and plain negligence, medical malpractice happens all too frequently in the United States.
In the event of medical malpractice leading to a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose, a patient’s condition is likely to progress beyond where it would have if the diagnosis and treatment had been done currently.
Thousands of individuals suffer from misdiagnosis, leading to medical malpractice, each year. In the event you are a victim of such an occurrence, it’s important to understand you have legal rights and the guilty party can be held accountable for the actions.