Injuries sustained in a truck accident are usually catastrophic, sometimes even deadly. Large, heavy tractor-trailers cause colossal damage when they collide with other vehicles or structures along the roadway.
The annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota wrapped up this past Sunday. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, there were 4 motorcycle accident fatalities at the event this year, down by half from 2017, when 8 motorcyclists died.
When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else's negligence, you need and deserve an experienced advocate on your side. At Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht, we do not stop working until the best possible results have been obtained.
In a successful claim, the injured victim is awarded "damages," which is compensation for how the injury has affected the victim's life. Call our Omaha and Lincoln attorneys to find out if you may be owed damages: 402-371-4300.
With Thanksgiving happening next week, the busy holiday season has begun. Holidays throughout the year involve increased travel, including by car. Many of these holidays also bring about a spike in motor vehicle accidents, and there are several factors which may influence the rise in crashes:
In 2015, traffic deaths rose by 7.7%, the largest single-year jump in 50 years. Nearly 36,000 people died in traffic accidents in 2015, with the largest increase in fatalities among males aged 46 to 50. However, males aged 16 to 25 and over the age of 65 were responsible for a majority of the fatal auto accidents in 2015.