heavy interstate traffic of I-80, to a state highway system that includes busy
routes such as N-2 and N-17, Nebraska's roadways carry steady truck traffic
that carry produce to both urban and agricultural destinations. Urban centers
such as Lincoln, Omaha and Bellevue attract tractor-trailers and semi-trucks in
large numbers, leading to countless avoidable injuries and deaths. More than
1,000 truck accidents throughout Nebraska leave motorists injured or killed
every year. If you or a family member is suffering following an accident
involving a negligent truck driver or carrier, ensure that your rights are
protected by contacting an attorney with years of courtroom experience. Contact Michael today to discuss your case and put one of the nation's top truck
accident litigators on your side.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Nebraska:
- (Invited faculty) AAJ Trucking College, Kansas City (September 21-24)
Topic: Using ZMET Focus Groups In Truck Accident Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Falls City may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Nebraska Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Nebraska, visit our Nebraska Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 44 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 1,075 per year
Accident Locales: 98%(Rural), 2%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 41% of Nebraska's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Nebraska.
In 75% of Nebraska's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 75: Entering Nebraska from south of Dawson, I-75 largely parallels the Missouri River on its north-south route.
Interstate 76: One of two highways named Interstate 76 in America, this, the western one, runs from near Denver to the city of Big Springs Nebraska.
Interstate 80: With more than fifty exits along I-80, Nebraska relies heavily upon this major east-west highway for its commerce. I-80 spans the state from Omaha to the Wyoming border passing through the cities of Lincoln, Big Springs, and Kimball along its way.