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Who Is Liable for a Self-Driving Vehicle Accident?

Posted in Accident Information,Car accidents on March 30, 2020

Self-driving vehicles are not a new concept, but they are a relatively new reality. The technology is not yet perfect, with glitches and malfunctions that have cost lives. The first recorded death involving a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Arizona in 2018, when the driverless technology failed to detect a crossing pedestrian. The vehicle struck and killed the pedestrian when… READ MORE

What Can I Do If the Responsible Party Can’t Pay?

Posted in Accident Information on March 27, 2020

You do not automatically receive compensation when the small claims court rules in your favor. Winning an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit does not guarantee you will obtain the compensation owed. The defendant must have the means to pay the settlement or verdict ordered. If the responsible party cannot pay, you may have other outlets available for financial recovery.… READ MORE

What Is a Broadside Accident?

Posted in Accident Information,Car accidents on March 18, 2020

Of the many different types of auto collisions, a broadside accident is one of the most dangerous. In a broadside accident, one vehicle strikes the broadside – the side, not the front or rear – of another. Other names for broadside accidents are T-bone collisions or side impacts. Determining liability can be difficult after a broadside accident. Proving fault is… READ MORE

What Is Subrogation?

Posted in Accident Information on March 13, 2020

After suffering an injury in any type of accident and pursuing an insurance claim, you might hear the term subrogation from your provider. It is a relatively simple process, but it can be confusing for you as an insurance policyholder or claimant. It will mean your insurance company has stepped in to take your place during a claim. Subrogation will… READ MORE

I Was Involved in a Car Accident Out of State… Now What?

Posted in Accident Information,Car accidents on March 13, 2020

Getting into a car accident in your own state, where you are familiar with the crash laws and insurance system, can be difficult enough. If you are traveling through another state and get into a vehicle collision, you might not know how to bring an insurance claim or recover compensation. The good news is your vehicle insurance follows you to… READ MORE

Is it Legal to Lane Split on a Motorcycle in Nebraska?

Posted in Accident Information,Car accidents,Motorcycle accidents on March 23, 2020

Lane splitting refers to riding between two lanes of same-direction traffic on a motorcycle, rather than keeping only in one lane. Motorcyclists may try to lane split to pass slower-moving vehicles in heavy traffic. Lane splitting is an illegal traffic maneuver for motorcyclists in every state except California and Utah. It is not legal to lane split on a motorcycle… READ MORE

What Are Coup and Contrecoup Brain Injuries?

Posted in Accident Information on February 28, 2020

Trauma to the head or skull can significantly impact the brain. The brain is a delicate organ that can suffer bruising, bleeding, swelling or cell damage in an accident. When an accident causes a traumatic brain injury, the victim could have a range of short- and long-term symptoms. Many different types of traumatic brain injuries exist, including coup and contrecoup… READ MORE

Am I Required to Report a Dog Bite?

Posted in Accident Information,Dog attack on February 24, 2020

Dogs are beloved pets around the country, but they are also behind thousands of serious injuries and deaths every year. When a dog attacks, injuries can be catastrophic for the victim. Even a bite from a small dog can lead to pain, suffering, infection, medical bills and permanent scars. Learn when to report a dog bite in Nebraska – as… READ MORE

I Was Injured in My Apartment…Is My Landlord Liable?

Posted in Landlord negligence,Premises liability on February 18, 2020

When you rent an apartment, you take over certain responsibilities in terms of premises safety. Anything you add or modify in the apartment will become your responsibility. Your landlord or building owner, however, will retain many duties over the safety and livability of your apartment. If something goes wrong with the inherent structure of the building, heating, water, plumbing, common… READ MORE

What Is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

Posted in Accident Information on February 13, 2020

A car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident could cause a variety of personal injuries. Doctors classify these injuries according to the body system involved: skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, etc. An injury impacting the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments rather than the bones is a soft-tissue injury. You may hear the phrase soft-tissue injury in comparison with… READ MORE