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How Long do I Have to Pursue a Claim for My Injuries After an Auto Collision?

In Nebraska, you must have a suit on file within four years. In certain cases, however, such as where the responsible party is someone working for a government entity, you may have a very shortened one or two year statute of limitations in which very specific actions must be taken so that your claims are not barred forever. Also, many health insurers may deny coverage if bills are not processed within one year.

Medical Payments Coverage is Your Friend After an Auto Collision

If you are injured in an auto collision, regardless of who is at fault, use the following tip to maximize your good credit rating and minimize collection calls for your out-of-pocket co-pays and deductibles:

Tips to Remember After an Auto Collision That is the Fault of Another

1. Take pictures of the collision scene and damages to both vehicles. Most smartphone cameras are suitable. If your injuries and medical attention take priority and you are unable to take pictures at the scene, have someone you trust take pictures of the damage to the vehicles, even if later at a tow yard, before the evidence is destroyed.

What Are My Obligations In Reporting an Accident?

Nebraska law provides that once an employee sustains an accident, he or she is required to provide notice "as soon as practicable" to the employer of the accident occurrence and injuries. What does that mean? In short, the requirement is that the employee tell the employer about his or her injury as soon as is realistic or possible. Difficult is that there are no hard and fast rules in Nebraska regarding how and when notice must be provided. Is providing notice the day after the accident considered sufficient? Yes, likely. Is waiting a week to report the accident okay? Probably. Will telling the employer 2 or 3 or more months after the accident be considered sufficient notice? Here, it will depend on the facts and the credibility of the injured worker's justification for the delay.

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