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Omaha Personal Injury Lawyers

Our focus over the past 50 years has been and continues to be getting you the compensation you deserve.

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 are partially at fault for an accident, you are still able to bring an injury claim against the other party so long as you are deemed to be less than 50 percent at fault. In those instances, your damages are reduced by the percentage of negligence applicable to you.

State laws also impose time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits. These laws are commonly referred to as the “Statute of Limitations” or the deadline by which a personal injury claim must be filed after an accident occurs. In Nebraska, the Statute of Limitations for most personal injury claims is four years from the date of the injury or accident. However, certain claims such as wrongful death, work injury, medical malpractice, and claims against a political subdivision (e.g., a city or county) all have a shorter period. Be sure to consult with one of our Omaha personal injury attorneys right away to make sure that you are still eligible to file a claim.

Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Though each case is unique, some personal injury claims are more common than others. If you have been injured and are considering pursuing a claim, you may be wondering if your situation falls into one of these categories. The most common types of claims include the following:

Car Accidents: Car accidents are unfortunately very common and can happen for various reasons. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Some common causes of car accidents are distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving, and weather conditions.

Slip and Fall Accidents: This type of accident includes slips, trips, and falls resulting from an unsafe or dangerous condition on another person’s property. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises reasonably safe. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include wet floors, cluttered walkways, uneven sidewalks, and icy areas.

Product Liability: If you were injured by a defective product, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer. The three types of product liability claims include design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.

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Our clients should expect and receive excellent service by well-trained seasoned professionals. We know that the success of your claim depends upon us learning and...

Our clients should expect and receive excellent service by well-trained seasoned professionals. We know that the success of your claim depends upon us learning and understanding the facts of your claim, knowing the applicable law, and most importantly, providing good counsel.  We also know that you want, need, and should receive easy access to your lawyer.  You will receive that from the lawyers at the Knowles Law Firm.

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We are experienced

Jim Knowles, Sr. started the office in 1967. His sons, Jim and Bob, now run the office, and each has 30 years or more of experience.

We are successful

We have obtained literally tens of millions of dollars for our clients through settlement or trial.

We lessen the
stress on you

We handle all communications with the various automobile insurance companies and your health insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid). We also handle the timely transmission of all medical information (records and bills) to the responsible insurance carrier(s). This allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries and resuming your life.

Personal injury
is all we do

We are focused on personal injury cases. That is all we do.

We communicate regularly
with our clients

We believe in it and practice it. We communicate with you not just to gain information in order to better handle your claim but to provide you with real time advice, not retrospective advice.

We work hard

We understand that the importance of hard work and its positive effect on our cases. Call the office on a weekend — chances are we will answer.

We understand the importance of trust and cooperation

We understand the importance of being able to work well with others. This starts with our clients and continues with accident witnesses, law enforcement officers, health care providers, insurance company claims adjusters, their attorneys, and court personnel. Although we are necessarily in an adversarial business, we need to secure the trust and cooperation of others to obtain the best possible result for you.

We are affordable

We work on all injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if we are successful. You need no money to hire us. There is never a charge to meet with us to discuss whether you would benefit by being a client of our office.

Our reputations is our
most important asset

We understand that our reputation is our most important asset. We are proud of the reputation that we have developed since 1967. Ask others about Knowles Law Firm.

We exist to serve our clients

Our success depends on your success!


The most important step in any personal injury claim is proving that the defendant was negligent. To do this, your attorney must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, you suffered injuries, and the breach caused your injuries. Let’s break each of these down a little further.

Proving Negligence for a Personal Injury Claim:

Duty of Care: The duty of care is the legal obligation to avoid causing harm to others. For example, all drivers have a duty of care to other drivers on the road to not drive recklessly or under the influence. Property owners have a duty of care to their visitors to keep their property reasonably safe from hazards. Once we establish that the defendant had a duty of care to you, we can move on to the next step.

Breach of Duty: A breach of duty occurs when the defendant fails to live up to the duty of care, he or she owes you. For example, if a driver runs a red light and hits your car, he has breached the duty of care not to cause harm to other drivers on the road. If you slip and fall at a store because there was water on the floor, the store owner knew or reasonably should have known of the presence of the water and failed to clean the area, and there were no signs warning customers of the hazard, the store has breached its duty of care to keep visitors safe on its premises.

Injuries: To be successful in a negligence claim, you need to show that you suffered injuries – emotional, physical, financial, etc. If you did not suffer any injuries, you will not have a successful claim.

Causation: For the defendant to be held liable for your injuries, the breach of duty must have caused those injuries. For example, if you were rear-ended by another driver while stopped at a red light and sustained whiplash as a result, you should be able to establish that the driver’s negligence – the running of the red light – was the cause of your accident and injuries.

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Why You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be wondering if you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. The answer is almost always yes. Maybe you can represent yourself in a small claim. Maybe the insurance company will give you a fair settlement without an attorney. But more often than not, this is not the case especially if you have been seriously injured.

Consider the following reasons for hiring an attorney:

You Are Not Familiar With The Law

The first reason to hire a personal injury lawyer is that you probably do not know the law as well as an experienced lawyer does. When filing a personal injury claim, there are strict deadlines, complicated paperwork, and plenty of legal jargon. An experienced lawyer will know how to navigate the system, get your claim settled, or file a lawsuit on time. They will also ensure all the necessary documentation is in order, and that no stone is left unturned in your quest for compensation.

You Need an Advocate

In addition to being knowledgeable about the law, your personal injury lawyer will also be your advocate – someone on your side, looking out for your best interests. At times, dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating and overwhelming. It is their job to minimize settlements, so they are not likely to give you the full amount of compensation you are owed. When you hire a lawyer, it is their job to advocate for you and get you the most money possible.

You Deserve Compensation

If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, then you deserve compensation – not just for your medical bills but also for your pain and suffering. While no amount of money can ever truly make up for what you have been through, getting adequate compensation can help ensure that justice is served and help prevent other people from being put in danger by the same negligent behavior.

Why You Should Hire Knowles Law Firm

At Knowles Law Firm, we believe every client deserves the best representation. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Here are some reasons why you should hire us to represent you in your personal injury case.

We Have a Track Record of Success

We have represented thousands of clients in personal injury cases and our success rate nears 100 percent. Because of our experience, we know how to build a convincing case that gives you the best chance of success.

Personalized Service

We understand that every case is different which is why we offer personalized service to each and every one of our clients. We will work with you to develop a strategy that fits your specific needs and goals.

Compassionate Representation

We know this is a difficult and confusing time for you, so we will be with you every step of the way, providing compassionate representation. We understand what you are going through because we have helped thousands of people in your situation. Let us help you, too.

Throughout the entire process, we will be there to answer your questions, keep you updated on the status of your case, and help you make crucial decisions. We will handle all the mundane paperwork and complex legal issues while you focus on healing. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


“The Knowles Law Firm is wonderful. Straight from the beginning they were right up front and consistently there to make sure everything was going good with myself. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Haley W.

“The Knowles law firm was my saving grace after I was injured in a car accident. They took care of most communications and if there was something I needed to handle they helped walk me through what I needed to do.”

Jessi W.

“Knowles Law Firm is by far the best law firm I’ve ever worked with! They are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and get the job done. I’ve always enjoyed working with them professionally, and would personally recommend them to anyone I know who has a personal injury case.”

Katlyn N.

“I wouldn’t choose any other office to represent us. I am so grateful for the patience and professionalism of the office with my sons case. Bitter sweet to meet under these circumstances but I am happy to have worked with the Knowles family.”

Lola L.
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Our Process

Our resources and time are included, and we will never charge a fee unless we win and recover compensation for you.

Step 1 Covering the details of the accident or injury

We are going to ask you a number of questions about the accident (when, where, how, etc.), the nature and extent of your injuries, your health history prior to the accident, your medical providers, your ability to pay for your medical expenses (e.g., Do you have health insurance? Are you covered by either Medicaid or Medicare? Do you have Medical Payments coverage as part of your auto policy?), and your employment including your ability to work during your recovery.

Step 2 Explaining how the law applies to you

We will explain the relevant laws including what they allow for in terms of your injuries and damages.

Step 3 Talking about how we can help

We will explain what we can do for you, and why it would be beneficial for you to hire a competent and experienced personal injury attorney.

Step 4 Going over the insurance process

We will explain the insurance claims process, and what to expect from the time you hire us until the time your claim is resolved. We will also explain to you how insurance companies typically view injury claims, and what they look for when evaluating claims like yours.

Step 5 Answering your questions

We will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and do our absolute best to answer every question.

Step 6 Discussing next steps

If you decide that you would like to hire us, and we decide that our representation will make a difference in the outcome of your claim, we will explain how we charge and then have you sign a written fee agreement along with a medical authorization so that we have your permission to obtain copies of the relevant medical records and billing statements.