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Personal injury legal claims affect Nebraska citizens on a daily basis. Under our laws, you are entitled to bring a claim against a person whose negligence or wrongful conduct led to your injuries. Every personal injury claim is unique, and the attorneys at Knowles Law Firm will be able to best handle your claim. They will explain the applicable laws, how they apply to your specific case, and answer any questions you may have concerning your rights and the legal process.

Recovery After Personal Injury Cases

Nebraska is a “comparative negligence” state. Essentially, that means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you are still able to bring an injury claim against the other party so long as your negligence was less than 50 percent. In those instances, your damages are then reduced by the percentage of negligence applicable to you. Other states may have a different type of comparative negligence statute. It is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney concerning the application of Nebraska’s comparative negligence statute to your claim.

Nebraska law also provides that if you fail to wear a seat belt, and that if you had been wearing it you would have been injured less, then your damages can be reduced by up to 5 percent of your total damages. The mere failure to wear a seat belt is not in and of itself sufficient to reduce your damages. It is the defendant who must prove by the greater weight of the evidence that you would have been injured less had you been wearing a seat belt.

As a victim of a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:

  • Nature and extent of your injury
  • Medical expenses (ambulance, hospital, physician, rehabilitation, etc.)
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity (future earnings)
  • Physical pain and mental suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Your spouse’s loss of consortium

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We consistently strive to bring our cases to as quick and fair a resolution as possible, whether by settlement or litigation. We do not allow our files to sit and become stale. That, we believe, sends the wrong message to the insurance company.

As is evident, not only will you be able to receive damages for expenses incurred (such as all hospital bills and any wages you missed on as a result of your injuries), but also emotional damages as well, such as pain and suffering. Your personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in putting a monetary value on emotional damage, which may also include the loss of a loved one (loss of consortium). The emotional stress which comes after an accident often lingers far longer than any physical ailments, and the responsible party should be held accountable for these injuries.

It is important that you limit your communication with the negligent party’s insurance agent after your accident. Insurance agents are notorious for trying to coerce an injured party to sign a settlement arrangement. Settlements are usually offered just days after the accident, before most of your damages can be fully calculated. Therefore, it is important to discuss your settlement offer with one of our attorneys prior to accepting anything so we can analyze your potential damages and the likelihood of success given the facts of your case.

Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have been injured after a personal injury action due to the negligence of another party, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys of the Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in assisting victims with their personal injury claims. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and we encourage you to focus on your recovery while we handle the legal disputes. Contact our Omaha office today for your initial free consultation.

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