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Nebraska Officials Promote Safe Driving as '100 Deadliest Days' Begin

The period from May through August is known as the "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," particularly for teenage drivers. Even though teens constitute only 5% of licensed drivers in Nebraska, they account for a disproportionate 21% of fatal crashes. However, there is encouraging data indicating an 8% decrease in teenage traffic fatalities since 2020. This...

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What Are the Most Frequent Types of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents wreak havoc on the roads in Nebraska. To address this, many statewide organizations have joined the American Motorcycle Association (AMA)’s nationwide Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month campaign. This initiative aims to educate the public about the dangers motorcyclists face on the road. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's essential to understand...

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Omaha Family Pushes for Tougher Distracted Driving Laws in Nebraska

In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, the car accident attorneys at Ausman Law Firm in Omaha are committed to raising awareness about common distractions behind the wheel. Each year, thousands of people die in crashes linked to texting and driving and other distractions. One Omaha family is turning tragedy into advocacy, urging...

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Understanding TBIs from Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents involving pedestrians and drivers frequently lead to severe injuries for people on foot, with pedestrians being particularly vulnerable to the impact of fast-moving vehicles. Among the most prevalent and severe injuries sustained in such incidents is a traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a TBI. But just how common are TBIs resulting from...

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Road Traffic Injuries Are A Growing Concern

People get hurt or killed in car accidents and crashes involving other vehicles every year. And it’s a problem everywhere. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.19 million people are killed in road traffic crashes each year. In the United States, there were an estimated 42,795 people killed in motor vehicle crashes...

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Dangers of Drunk Driving Highlighted in Holiday Enforcement Campaign

The dangers of drunk driving have been well-documented for decades. Unfortunately, some people are still not getting the message, especially during the holidays. That’s why several nationwide organizations hope to raise awareness about drunk driving during the holiday season in December. “Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s...

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Potential Removal of Seven Omaha Traffic Signals Being Evaluated

Omaha officials are considering removing seven traffic signals in the city, according to WOWT 6 News. However, some Omaha residents fear that car accidents could increase at those intersections without these traffic signals. "I think it's going to be a disaster," Omaha resident Pat Rodis said in an interview with WOWT 6 News. Fellow Omaha...

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NHTSA Reports Decrease in Traffic Fatalities for First Half of 2023

The latest data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a decline in traffic fatalities for the fifth consecutive quarter. During the first half of 2023, the nation saw 19,515 fatalities caused by car accidents. This marks a 3.3% reduction when compared to the 20,190 fatalities reported during the same period in...

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Traffic Fatalities in Nebraska Are Down, But More Work Still Needs To Be Done

While the number of fatalities from car accidents in Nebraska this year has decreased compared to the previous year, state officials emphasize that there is still significant work to be done in curbing motor vehicle accidents across the state. The high rates of car accident deaths witnessed during the past summer in Nebraska are of...

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Ausman Law Firm

9850 Nicholas St., Suite 305
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 933-8140
Fax: (402) 913-3471