November 2019 Archives

Driving tips: Avoid motor vehicle accidents this winter

Cooler weather can be a welcome respite for many people who dislike the summer heat. However, winter can also bring its own problems, especially for Nebraska motorists. Icy roads and snowfall can make driving difficult for anyone. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has advice for those who want to avoid getting into motor vehicle accidents during the winter months.

Your DWI and its potential impact on your car insurance

A criminal charge can affect your life in many ways. There are potential penalties you may face that can include time behind bars and expensive fines. If you are facing charges of drunk driving, a conviction can bring penalties that may include loss of your driving privileges as well. No matter your criminal history or the charges you are facing, a strong defense strategy is important.

Adoption of older children is a beautiful way to build a family

November is National Adoption Awareness month, which is meant to raise awareness of a nontraditional, but wonderful, way to create a family. While adoption of any child is an amazing choice for a Nebraska family to make, one organization hopes to encourage families to consider adopting older children. Many times, young children get adopted very quickly, but children who are older may not. One family from out of state shared their story with the world, and they hope to inspire others to open their hearts.

Man may receive DUI after crash leaves girl in critical condition

People convicted of a DUI here in Nebraska can likely attest to just how much it can change a person's life. Not only does the person face the possibility of losing his or her license, depending on the circumstances around the case, the person may have to serve jail time or pay a hefty fine. This could be the fate of one man in Nebraska who police say may be facing charges of DUI resulting in serious bodily injury after a crash that left a young girl fighting for her life.

Do you know what to expect from a DUI conviction?

You may already be noticing changes in driving conditions as winter draws ever closer. The end of daylight saving time means you may be driving in the dark on your daily commute, and it won't be long before the roads turn slick with ice and snow. Even in ideal conditions, you take great risks if you get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. The winter factors will only make this more dangerous.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured, 1 killed in late-night crash

There may be a multitude of circumstances in which a driver could lose control of a vehicle and shift into oncoming lanes of traffic. Regardless of how it occurs, those who encounter a similar scenario may find it nearly impossible to respond quickly enough to prevent a crash. Motor vehicle accidents involving similar scenarios can have devastating outcomes. Two individuals were rushed to the hospital with injuries following a recent head-on crash in Nebraska.

Concerns about child support common during divorce

Divorce is a difficult decision for a parent to make. Though you could have stayed together for the sake of the kids, you know that it would not have really contributed to their well-being. You would rather live separately and happily than have both parents under one roof fighting constantly. Still, you may have concerns about what divorcing with kids will mean for child support and your ability to provide for your family in the future.

Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are often fatal

For an increasing number of Nebraska residents, motorcycles are the preferred method of transportation. They are not only convenient and economical and are also a fun way to travel. However, traveling by motorcycle can also be dangerous. What makes them so dangerous is not the motorcycles themselves, but the other vehicles on the road. Since motorcyclists are exposed and minimally protected, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to be very serious or fatal.

When refusing to comply with a breathalyzer test is bad

While many people in Nebraska are aware of the risks, dangers and consequences of driving under the influence, there are still stories that surface of accidents that were caused by an impaired driver. If people are pulled over after they have been drinking and are asked by authorities to provide a breathalyzer test, it is important that they are aware of their rights in this often-stressful situation. 

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