Drunk Driving Accidents
Omaha attorneys dedicated to your right to compensation
Drinking and driving is illegal in Nebraska. That's why driving while intoxicated can easily result in a ticket, fine, or jail time. When operators choose to get behind the wheel drunk, they put people's lives at risk and often cause car accidents that regularly result in serious injuries or even fatalities.
At Ausman Law Firm P.C., L.L.O., our Omaha drunk driving accident attorneys represent people injured in such serious accidents throughout Nebraska. Your crash likely cost you financially, physically and emotionally. We help you get the compensation you deserve.
Drunk driving accidents are often serious because of many other factors. Speeding or distracted driving can make DUI accidents worse. Other times, drunk drivers run a red light or fall asleep at the wheel. Whatever the circumstances of your crash, we want to help you demand justice.
Driving under the influence is illegal
If a driver is found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) above the legal limit of .08 percent in Nebraska, they can be charged with driving under the influence. The limit goes down to 0.04 percent if driving a commercial vehicle, and 0.02 percent if under 21 years of age. Drunk driving is something Nebraska takes very seriously and comes with the risk of criminal penalties. Other substances, such as marijuana, stimulants and opioids can severely limit a drivers' ability to operate a vehicle safely.
In some cases, the owner of a bar or restaurant may be held liable if they continued to serve alcohol to an already inebriated customer who caused your accident. If you were hurt in an accident caused by a driver under the influence, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our attorneys have years of experience representing and recovering compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents.
Drunk driving accident injuries can be fatal
When driving under the influence of alcohol, motor skills can be heavily impaired. The ability to judge distances between cars, reaction times and general comprehension is slowed. This means that a drunk driver could easily lose control of their vehicle or have a lapse in judgment, and cause an accident. Due to poor judgment or lack of control, these accidents can occur at high speeds and result in catastrophic injuries. Common injuries in drunk driving accidents include:
- Whiplash (type of neck injury)
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain and mobility issues from the accident
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Severe blunt force trauma
Any accident can put someone's life in danger, but those involving drunk driving have very high rates of critical injuries and fatalities. If you were injured in an accident caused by drunk driving, you need reliable representation that can fight for your rights to justice.
Contact a law firm that understands your struggles and your rights
Drunk driving accidents are serious incidents. They often result in a host of damages, ranging from personal property to medical expenses and lost wages from missing work. Our firm's attorneys are dedicated to fighting tirelessly for our clients' rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.