Omaha Personal Injury Lawyers
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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 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.