Were You Injured on Interstate 80 in Nebraska?
Most heavy truck traffic in Nebraska is concentrated on the Interstate 80 corridor that runs across the state from east to west. Nearly 400 miles long and very flat, many drivers have one thought in mind as they drive on I-80, and that is to move their cargo through our state as quickly as possible.
At Friedman Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, Nebraska, we understand that truck drivers and their employers are under economic pressure to deliver their cargo quickly and inexpensively. However, when truck drivers don't obey the rules of the road and injure or kill an innocent motorist, our lawyers represent the victims and their families.
Unsafe Driving Practices
Accidents occurring on I-80 are some of the deadliest in our state because trucks are traveling at higher speeds. The dangers for motorists can be worsened by reckless driving techniques, such as tailgating, which does not provide the operator with enough stopping distance if the vehicle in front is forced to stop suddenly. Other types of truck driver negligence can include:
- Driving trucks that are too big or overloaded
- Driving trucks that are improperly maintained
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Passing vehicles in the right lane
- Driving while talking on cell phones or CB radios
- Using drugs or other stimulants to stay awake
If you have been injured, or if a loved one was killed in a truck accident on Interstate 80, our lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the truck driver or trucking company was negligent in causing the accident.
To make sure evidence is preserved after a truck accident, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Evidence such as the driver logbook can be destroyed within 60 days if your lawyer doesn't take steps to preserve it.
Free Attorney Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 888.419.6876 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. While our law office is in Lincoln, we represent highway crash victims throughout Nebraska.