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5 Mistakes People Make After an Auto Accident

If you get into an auto accident, there are important steps you need to take to protect your rights as an injured victim. These steps are often critical for a successful insurance claim, yet most people fail to take them. There are also things you should not do – mistakes frequently made after auto accidents – that could hurt your claim. Avoid these five common examples for the strongest possible claim. Not Calling the Police Many crash victims are reluctant to involve the police. They may think they’re going to get tickets for traffic…

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What Is Included in a Personal Injury Settlement?

A personal injury settlement is an amount of money awarded to an injured victim (plaintiff) by an insurance company to make the victim whole again. A victim may achieve a settlement by proving the policyholder’s fault for the accident and injury in question. Although every personal injury settlement is unique, most are broken down into similar parts. Attorney’s and Legal Fees The first portion of your settlement will go to the attorney and legal fees you owe, if any. This will not be an expense you have to pay if you represented yourself during…

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How a Bankruptcy Filing Affects a Personal Injury Claim

Every personal injury claim is unique. Some encounter complications, such as one party filing for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy filing can affect a personal injury claim in many ways – including the possibility of taking away an injured person’s ability to seek financial compensation from a defendant. If you believe your personal injury claim will involve a bankruptcy filing, learn more about what this may entail with help from an attorney. If the Defendant Files for Bankruptcy The defendant is the party allegedly at fault for causing the victim’s injury and losses. A defendant will…

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Can a Minor File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When wrongful death leaves behind minor children, it can be difficult to work through the logistics of whether they will be eligible for compensation for the wrongful death. Money might be the last thing on a child’s mind after the death of a parent; however, taking legal action can be critical to pay for the child’s future. What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action seeking financial compensation for the death of a person. In Nebraska, the definition of wrongful death (Nevada Revised Statute 30-809) is the death…

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5 Things to Know About Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you suffer an injury in an accident in Omaha, you could be eligible for financial compensation. The civil justice system gives injured accident victims the opportunity to bring damage claims against at-fault parties. A successful claim will result in financial compensation to make the victim whole again. Learn five basic facts about filing a personal injury claim before you start the legal process. An Injury Does Not Automatically Mean You Have a Claim First, recognize that suffering an injury in itself will not automatically give you the right to file a personal injury…

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How Are Personal Injury Damages Calculated?

In personal injury law, damages refer to the amount of money (compensation) you can recuperate for your injuries and losses. The amount you receive in damages is important, as it can determine whether you have enough to pay your debts and move forward after an accident. Learn how the courts in Nebraska calculate personal injury damages for an accurate idea of how much your case is worth. Estimating the value of your claim can allow you to negotiate with an insurance company for a reasonable amount. The Myth of the “Average” Personal Injury Settlement…

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