It isn't unusual to hear about accident reports and corresponding personal injuries throughout Nebraska. However, it's always eye-opening when the allegedly responsible party turns out to be someone almost 100 years old. While there is no hard and fast rule about people this age being able to drive, the question as to whether age could be considered a factor in a crash that results in injuries and was caused by a driver in his 90s is an interesting one to consider.
When a Nebraska resident is involved in a serious car crash, the end result can be a devastating spinal cord injury. These types of injuries often lead to a lack of bodily control, and many spinal cord patients experience partial paralysis. The rehabilitative process that can follow a car accident can be long, difficult and frustrating. Fortunately, there are many groups around the world who are dedicated to finding technological solutions to these types of injuries.
Being able to walk away from a head-on collision with minor injuries can always be considered a positive outcome. However, even minor injuries can require medical attention that can affect a victim financially. For every wreck in Nebraska in which people are hurt, medical expenses are sure to follow.
As every Nebraska driver is cautioned from the time he or she first learns to operate a motor vehicle, it is critical to remain at the scene of a crash. Nevertheless, many drivers choose to leave the scene without remaining to offer aid and to wait for law enforcement personnel to arrive. In one recent crash, a driver who apparently caused a fatal accident attempted to put distance between himself and the scene. Fortunately for police, a good Samaritan tracked him down, enabling legal authorities to charge him for his role in the fatal accident.
There is a reason Nebraska law holds drunk drivers responsible for their actions -- they put themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. In fact, those who drive while under the influence can cause a fatal accident directly related to their poor choices. When a drunk-driving-related fatal accident occurs, it doesn't just affect a few people; it often resonates within the entire community as everyone tries to answer the big question: "Why did this happen to an innocent victim?"