Distracted driving is rampant in the United States and can often be linked to many of the various accidents that happen daily on the roads that wind throughout the country. This is never an excusable cause for an accident, especially if victims are injured in the collision. However, many times when distracted driving is the main cause for an accident, those involved can be seriously injured in the process. Unfortunately, one car accident in Nebraska recently injured six people.
The accident took place on the night of Aug. 5 and involved one car and a truck. Initial investigations showed that the driver of the car was not paying attention just before the accident and lost control of his or her vehicle. The car then crossed the center line and collided with the truck.
Two passengers in the motor vehicle were seriously injured and were taken to the hospital immediately after the accident occurred. Four other individuals suffered minor injuries, but the current condition of the injured victims is unknown at this time. The accident is still under investigation by Nebraska police.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation and if negligence is proven, the injured car accident victims may have the right to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Compensation could be used to pay for any hospital bills that are received for the treatment of their injuries from the car accident. This could allow the victims to focus on recuperating and returning to their normal lives instead of worrying about unpaid bills from the hospital.
Source: KETV, “Sergeant: 6 injured in two-vehicle Nebraska crash“, , Aug. 6, 2014