October 2021

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10/26/2021

What to Do After You Are Hit By a Car?

Every year, dozens of bicyclists and pedestrians in Nebraska suffer serious injuries from being struck by motor vehicles. These road users are the most vulnerable to injury and should take certain steps to protect themselves physically, financially, and emotionally after accidents. If you get hit by a motor vehicle in Omaha, take these steps to begin the recovery process.  Check for Injuries  Stay where you are, unless you are in danger, and check yourself for injuries. If you experience any neck or back pain, loss of feeling, or tingling or numbness anywhere in your…

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10/26/2021

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is the tragedy of someone losing his or her life because of the avoidable actions of another person. It is also a type of civil lawsuit in Nebraska. A wrongful death lawsuit can bring surviving family members closure, answers, and justice. It can also provide important financial compensation to help the family pay for related costs. Learn more about what makes a wrongful death claim by consulting with a wrongful death lawyer in Omaha today. Nebraska’s Definition of Wrongful Death Each state has its own definition of wrongful death, located in that…

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10/26/2021

What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs In Construction?

Construction is one of the most important industries in the modern world. It is also the most dangerous. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has more worker deaths than any other industry each year. In 2019, 1,061 workers in construction lost their lives on the job. Any career in construction can come with risks of serious injuries. Statistically, however, some jobs in construction are more dangerous than others. Roofing Roofing and working from heights are dangerous jobs for obvious reasons – the risk of falling. What OSHA calls…

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10/26/2021

The Facts About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the greatest dangers that today’s drivers face. Many drivers overestimate their abilities to safely operate motor vehicles while also engaging in other activities, such as using their cell phones. Driving requires a driver’s full attention, however. Any amount of driver distraction or inattention can result in a serious car accident and personal injury. Get the facts about the threat of distracted driving in Nebraska and throughout the U.S. What Is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving refers to operating a motor vehicle without dedicating 100 percent of your focus and attention…

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10/26/2021

The Different Severities Of Burns

Burns are painful and often debilitating injuries. They can be physically and emotionally scarring. A burn can damage the skin and underlying tissues, often resulting in permanent scarring or disfigurement. Physicians categorize burn injuries into three degrees based on burn severity. This allows them to administer the proper treatment. First Degree A first-degree burn is the most minor degree. A first-degree burn also referred to as a superficial burn, does not go beyond the top layer of skin (the epidermis). Symptoms of a first-degree burn include pain, redness, and dry skin. The burn may…

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10/26/2021

Early Signs Of A Negligent Landlord

Rental properties can be full of opportunities for accidents, injuries, and larger-scale disasters – especially when a landlord is careless or negligent. Unfortunately, not all landlords and property owners are responsible. Many try to cut costs by neglecting basic property maintenance. Others don’t respond to tenants’ concerns or needs. Keep an eye out for these five early signs of a negligent landlord in Omaha to avoid finding yourself in a dangerous living situation. Poorly Maintained Common Areas First impressions matter. When touring a potential home or apartment for the first time, look at the…

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