Lincoln Nebraska Auto Accidents Lawyer
Steven A. Montag is a veteran personal injury attorney who has been in Lincoln Nebraska since 1998. His Lincoln office is conveniently located at 985 South 27th Street. He represents injury victims all across Nebraska. Mr. Montag has a wide range of experience as an auto accident lawyer representing injury victims. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by negligence, whether it was in your car or truck, on a motorcycle, a bicycle or even as a pedestrian, personal injury attorney Montag can help you. Since 1998, he has focused exclusively on representing plaintiffs for motor vehicle accident injuries, successfully representing thousands of clients and obtaining millions of dollars for his clients. He has an A+ with the Better Business Bureau and is on the BBB honor roll.
At the Montag Law Office, we use our experience to help clients make as much money as possible from their injury claims. First, we begin with an investigation of the accident and the circumstances that caused the accident and identifying all available insurance policies. We help with the first problems you are likely to face such as getting the treatment you need for your injuries and getting your car repaired.
You are not just a number at the Montag Law Office. We get to know each of our clients personally. Every case is provided with a high degree of service and is supervised personally by the top personal injury attorney Steven Montag. Larger law firms are likely to allow a paralegal to manage your claim. If you have been injured due to a negligent driver and it is not your fault, think about hiring the professionals at the Montag Law Office.
How does a personal injury lawyer help car crash victims?
Whenever another driver’s negligence has caused bodily harm a potential personal injury claim is created. All drivers have a duty to drive responsibly in accordance with traffic laws. Seeking compensation for damages caused by negligent driving is a common reason for filing lawsuits. A veteran personal injury attorney, such as Steven Montag, can help sort out liability (fault) and help his clients decide to pursue their claims.
Dissimilar to many crimes, the intent is not required for there to be negligent driving. The driver only has to have driven carelessly. Usually, the driver with the right-of-way is clearly defined by the state statutes summarized in the Nebraska Driver’s Manual. Assigning responsibility for causing an accident is often a simple matter of comparing each driver’s actions to traffic law requirements.
Whenever a driver fails to follow traffic laws and causes an injury in an accident, there is negligence, and negligent drivers have breached their duty of care. Examples of negligent driving include speeding, following too closely, violating traffic lights or stop signs, and failing to yield the right-of-way.
Impaired driving is a situation we often deal with. Liability for accidents caused by drivers who are drunk or high on drugs is especially clear. Liability is most likely stipulated or agreed upon when a case goes to court involving an impaired driver. The matter of fault and the impaired driver’s state isn’t allowed to be debated.
Even when you know who is at fault for the accident, there is still a lot to argue about. If an impaired driver caused the accident and liability have been stipulated, you can anticipate the entire to focus on the severity of injuries and cost of damages.
The at-fault driver’s attorney allows liability to be stipulated in order to avoid talking about what is owed rather than whether or not negligence has occurred. This way the jury does not hear about the impaired driver and the value of the claim is not be affected by drugs or alcohol.
Negligence law is not applicable to only vehicle accidents. Some examples of would be when private property is not up to code and puts people at risk of getting hurt. Not keeping up with the maintenance of a store. If ever a hospital or a doctor uses unsafe practice and commits malpractice resulting in an injury. Negligence claims can be made against irresponsible drivers, careless store owners, doctors, landlords, contractors etc. who have been negligent. A duty of care is violated whenever a person fails to act with the right level of care for others in any type of situation.
You will have to prove that treatment was rational and necessary and then figure out the value of damages.
Steven Montag has represented clients in the following situations:
- Truck accidents
- Car crashes
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Vehicle and pedestrian accidents
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
Brain and spinal cord injuries are life changing and are considered to be catastrophic injuries. Our office has substantial expertise when it comes to dealing with complicated situations. It is time to hire an experienced professional such as Steven Montag to help you sort out the details of your situation and to help get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t allow yourself to be misled and taken advantage of by an uncaring insurance company.
General and Special Damages
Some of what we go after for “special damages” is compensation. We feel if you have been injured in an accident, getting your bills paid is not enough to set things straight. Things that can be precisely added up to like the amount of bills and wages lost or loss of earning capacity or future earnings, also the value of the damaged property. These things fall into the category of special damages. Just getting the bills paid is not enough for hardships or “general damages”. Things that don’t have specific money value are general damages. Some examples of general damages are but not limited to pain and suffering, scarring, harm to a marriage, or disability. All of those things are valuable. After any serious accident, you don’t want to abstain from any money that you could be entitled to. When a careless driver has interfered in your life and you’re ready to do everything in your power to make up for it, the best thing you can do is get yourself proper compensation.
From relatively small claims to large ones, we handle them all. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Nebraska and it was not your fault, call the personal injury attorneys at Montag Law Office at (402) 334-2200 for a free consultation. We can let you know if you have a strong case. We work on a contingent fee basis which means you don’t pay a fee up front for a retainer. We get paid when you do. We leave no stone unturned in the process to get you the compensation that you deserve. We hold the parties that are responsible, accountable and take advantage of all available insurance benefits.