Tellmage, NE (November 4, 2020) – Emergency crews were called to the site of a serious injury accident on Tuesday. On November 4, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash on Market Street.
Reports show that 78-year-old John Ruhge was being guided by 50-year-old timothy Gerking on connecting an anhydrous ammonia tank on Market Street just east of Main Street. As Ruhge waited for the pedestrian’s command, his foot slipped off the brake. As a result, the vehicle rolled backward and struck the pedestrian causing injuries.
The pedestrian, identified as 50-year-old Timothy Gerking, was rushed to the Johnson County Hospital for treatment. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Timothy Gerking, his family, and everyone who was affected by this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nebraska
Every day, around 40 people are injured in auto accidents throughout the state of Nebraska. In some cases, victims injured in these accidents are not inside vehicles at all. Thousands of pedestrians throughout our state are injured by reckless and negligent drivers sharing the road. In some cases, victims sustain broken bones, brain injuries, and other debilitating injuries that require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment. The aftermath of an accident can be a trying time for everyone involved. The emotional, mental, and financial impacts victims are often forced to endure can be overwhelming. Not only are victims forced to struggle moving forward, but their families are often forced to deal with the stacking financial burdens, lost income, and emotional consequences.
The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents throughout the state of Nebraska are a result of driver negligence. Although we can be diligent and in control of our actions while driving, there is little we can do to ensure others act in the same responsible manner. Studies have found that around 80% of collisions are a result of distracted driving, driving while impaired, reckless driving, and other negligent actions. When victims are harmed in collisions caused by negligent drivers, it is crucial that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Nebraska as soon as possible. Working with a competent legal team is your best bet for getting the justice you truly deserve for your accident.
Nebraska personal injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC wholeheartedly believe that victims deserve to recover from their accidents. For this reason, our attorneys advocate on behalf of victims to ensure they collect full and fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial burdens they face. After evaluating the long-term medical needs of injured victims, we will gather medical records and documents that indicate the anticipated costs and length of treatment to determine the financial burdens victims can expect to face for care. After reviewing both drivers’ insurance policies, we can determine the best approach to helping victims maximize their recoveries. We understand the challenges victims face after devastating pedestrian accidents, which is why we work so hard to ensure they get the justice and compensation they deserve after life-altering accidents. If you have been injured in an accident, as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our personal injury law firm in Omaha at (402) 393-7529 to meet with our team to discuss your case.
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Disclaimer: As valued members of the Lincoln and Omaha communities, we at Dyer Law PC, have continuously strived to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for the people who live and work in Nebraska. We are always saddened to discover that a member of our community has been involved in one of the serious accidents which occur daily in Nebraska. We are hopeful that with a better understanding and awareness of these dangers, our fellow Nebraskans will take the necessary precautions to avoid these accidents. This post should not be viewed as a solicitation for business. The information provided should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The pictures depicted in this post are not of the actual scene of the accident.