Are You A Canadian Involved In A Car Accident That Needs A Nebraska Personal Injury Attorney?

Landlocked and based in the American Midwest, Nebraska borders six other US states. It’s home to huge prairies and many amazing rock formations, most notably Chimney Rock towards the state’s western Wyoming border.

Nicknamed The Cornhusker State, Nebraska is one of North America’s leading corn, wheat, and cattle producers, and is also called The Tree Planter State with the state renowned for its residents planting millions of trees.

For Canadian and US Snowbirds travelling through Nebraska, they should know that the state follows “modified comparative fault” law. This means your percentage level of fault directly impacts the amount of money you can recover for your injuries. Additionally, if you are more than 50% at fault for the accident, you will receive no compensation.

This is a concern for only the drivers of a car. In most cases, passengers are rarely responsible for an accident. This is somewhat true when referencing pedestrians and bicyclists. 

What Should You Do If You’re Involved in An Accident Outside Your Home Province?

  • Your top priority is always the health and safety of you and your family. Be sure to seek out medical attention immediately.
  • Make sure the police are contacted.
  • If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s licence and insurance, and a picture of the licence plate.
  • Call your insurance company and report the accident.
  • Contact the Snowbird Helpline as soon as possible for advice.

For Nebraska Car Accidents, When Can You Pursue A Claim Against The At-Fault Driver?

From the time of a Nebraska car accident, drivers have 10 days to report the accident to the state police. In the US state, accidents should be reported if they caused physical injury or death and/or the accident caused $1,000 or more in damage.

After that, you have four years from the date of your Nebraska car accident to file an accident claim for personal injury. For wrongful death claims, the timeframe is just two years. If you file outside these periods, your claim will be barred. As such, you lose your right to sue and recover damages.

If you have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries arising from a Nebraska car accident, you always need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Ultimately, the facts of the accident need to be reviewed. Your attorney will determine if this is a case you should proceed with.

Nebraska Car Insurance

Nebraska car drivers must carry at least the minimum liability coverage listed below.

  • Bodily injury liability coverage– $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.
  • Property damage liability coverage– $25,000
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage– $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.
  • Underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage– $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.

Canadians and most other US car drivers will likely need to look to their own car insurance policy for protection. For example, if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, a lawsuit or claim must be filed against your personal car insurance policy.

You must also submit claims to your car insurer for SAB or PIP benefits. This is a complicated situation but revolves around your contractual rights. SEE ‘Canadian Snowbird Information’.

Why You Need Snowbird Car Accident Help For A Personal Injury Claim In Nebraska For Cross-Border Accidents?

For over 35 years, Snowbird Accidents has been assisting Canadian Snowbirds and US Snowbirds involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents across North America. Very few lawyers and attorneys understand the complexity of cross-border accidents. After a serious Nebraska car accident, you will probably need a lawyer in the state where the accident occurred, and in your home province. To properly protect your rights and remedies, it’s crucial that lawyers work collaboratively.

We understand it is not only the injured party that may require assistance. Loved ones can face significant challenges also.

Snowbird Accidents arrange for you to speak to a top Nebraska personal injury attorney who is experienced with cross-border accidents. They’ll work collaboratively with other lawyers and attorneys in various states and provinces to protect you and your family’s legal rights and remedies.

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Find a Personal Injury Lawyer in The State or Province You Were Injured in Now!

Any personal injury law firm or personal injury attorney we recommend has shown they have extensive knowledge and expertise you can trust when faced with the challenge of a cross-border accident. In most instances, you can deal directly with them by going to their website. As an alternative, you are welcome to complete the contact form or give us a call.

Frequently Asked Snowbird Insurance, Travel And Personal Injury Questions

Snowbird Accidents is not a law firm. We are an International “Qualifying Referrer”. We provide information about car accidents, car insurance options, medical insurance options, personal injuries, and more. We do not provide legal advice. That is the job of the personal injury attorney or lawyer that you end up retaining.

We can recommend  personal injury lawyers familiar with the complexities of cross-border accidents in the province you reside in and the state you were injured in. The lawyers and attorneys recommended by us are leaders in their field and frequently deal with catastrophic car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

The Snowbird Helpline offers peace of mind if the unthinkable happens. We are here to connect you with a team of lawyers and attorneys that are knowledgeable about personal injury claims, no matter what province or state you were injured in.

When a serious personal injury happens in a different country, you quickly need help. That’s where Snowbird Helpline comes in. Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise that you can trust when faced with the challenge of a cross-border accident.

We are not lawyers or a law firm. No legal fees are paid or shared with us. Instead, we offer advice on what your next steps should be and who you should contact. We recommend personal injury lawyers and attorneys that are familiar with the complexities of cross-border accidents.

For over 35 years, we have assisted Canadian snowbirds involved in car accidents and other personal injury accidents in the United States.

Snowbird Accidents assists people experiencing serious personal injuries of all kinds. Primarily we assist with those who have been involved in serious car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, or trucking accidents.

We are here to help organize the steps you have to take with your insurance company and connect you with experienced personal injury lawyers and attorneys, and more.

Snowbird Accidents is a USA corporation with headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida, and offices in Toronto, Canada.

We offer expertise and personal injury lawyer recommendations in over 50 states and 10 provinces. To quickly get in touch with us about your situation, give us a call at 1-800-436-0353.

Our goal is to be accessible at all times to snowbirds who require assistance. You can fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 1-800-436-0353.

Additionally, you can contact the lawyers mentioned on our site directly through their websites or online contact information.

Your health and safety, plus the health and safety of your family or other injured parties is always top priority. Be sure to seek out medical attention immediately. It is important to make sure the police are contacted.

If possible, while still on the scene, obtain the driver’s license and insurance information of those involved in the accident. If possible, get contact information for all witnesses. Additionally, you should take notes and pictures of everything you can. This includes the scene of the accident, the other car, any visible injuries, and what caused the accident if known.

Make sure that your doctors are informed about the accident and all of your injuries. Take notes of what the doctor advises and keep a record of your injuries and healing process.

As soon as you are able, contact Snowbird Helpline. We can help advise you of the next steps you should take.

Contact The Snowbird Helpline Today!

1-647-896-4907