According to the World Health Organization, “every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. Road traffic injuries cause considerable economic losses to individuals, their families, and to nations as a whole. These losses arise from the cost of treatment as well as lost productivity for those killed or disabled by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work or school to care for the injured. Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.” Even those who are not personally involved in the accident could be emotionally scarred knowing that a loved one has experienced such trauma. If you or someone you know has recently lived through a car accident, we encourage you to reach out to a personal injury attorney in Omaha, Nebraska for legal counsel and representation.
The Resounding Impact of Traffic Accidents
Fender benders tend to be minor inconveniences that are not as damaging as serious road incidents like truck or motorcycle accidents, which tend to be the most fatal. Those who survive them typically face critical physical injuries such as paralysis, internal injuries, loss of body parts, brain injuries, and fractures and broken bones. Recovery, in such cases, depends on lifesaving emergency care, and ongoing physical and/or psychological therapy.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, for instance, is a common affliction among people who have experienced or witnessed a disturbing event. Though it manifests in different ways, it is often accompanied by nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depressive moods and avoidance of situations that refresh the trauma. Treatments include regular therapy, cognitive processing, prolonged exposure, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, stress inoculation and medication.
How Do Personal Injury Claims Work?
According to the American Bar Association, “automobile accidents, the area in which most personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the tort system works. You have a negligence claim in a “fault” state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and your injury results, personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. (Note, though, that the system may be very different in states that have passed no-fault laws.)” If you are thinking about initiating a claim, consulting a skilled personal injury attorney at Rensch & Rensch is a must. You will be accompanied throughout the entire process and advised on the best legal strategies for your unique scenario.
Rensch & Rensch Law can be reached at:
Omaha Law Office
7602 Pacific Street, #102
Omaha, NE 68114
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Columbus, NE 68601