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Questions to Ask Your Potential Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted in Accident Information on November 29, 2020

Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Omaha is one of the best things you can do for your claim – especially if an accident gave you or a loved one a serious injury. A lawyer will have the experience, professional expertise and resources to properly litigate your claim. Before you choose your attorney, however, ask several key questions to confirm… READ MORE

What is Foreseeability and Proximate Cause in a Personal Injury Case?

Posted in Accident Information on November 20, 2020

Proving a personal injury case in Nebraska takes fulfilling many complicated legal standards. The majority of personal injury cases center on the legal doctrine of negligence. It will be up to you or your personal injury attorney to establish, based on a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of your accident and related personal… READ MORE

What to Do If You’re at Fault for the Accident

Posted in Car accidents on November 15, 2020

It is not always easy to determine fault for an auto accident. Fault is a complex legal matter that is not always entirely on one driver’s side. Many accidents involve shared liability among multiple parties. Even if you are somewhat certain you caused a car accident in Nebraska, do not admit fault. Do not accept full liability for the crash… READ MORE

Can a Personal Injury Case Ever Be Reopened?

Posted in Accident Information on November 10, 2020

One of the most frequently asked questions from injured plaintiffs is, “Can I reopen my case?” The answer is generally no. Even with help from a lawyer, you cannot reopen a closed personal injury case except in very rare circumstances. If you discover that your injury will need further treatments or surgeries that you did not account for in your… READ MORE

If I Was Not Wearing a Helmet, Can I Still File a Bicycle Accident Claim?

Posted in Accident Information on November 7, 2020

Wearing a helmet can drastically reduce your chances of a head or brain injury in a bicycle accident. Even the most experienced biker can get into an accident if he or she encounters a dangerous or distracted driver. The helmet is by far the most effective piece of safety equipment for protecting the brain. If you were not wearing a… READ MORE

What Is a Damage Cap?

Posted in Accident Information on November 3, 2020

Some states place limits on the maximum amount of financial compensation – or damages – an injured victim can obtain from a defendant during a civil lawsuit. These limits are called damage caps. While the damages available in most states are limit-free and based on what a jury deems appropriate, some states impose damage caps. Nebraska is one of them.… READ MORE

What Is the Difference Between Ordinary Negligence and Gross Negligence?

Posted in Accident Information on October 31, 2020

If someone else injures you in Nebraska, you may have the right to file a claim against that person for damages. Before you can receive benefits, however, you will have to prove negligence. On a legal level, two different standards of negligence exist: ordinary and gross negligence. The type of negligence involved in your case can change how much you… READ MORE

What Is a Contingency Fee?

Posted in Accident Information on October 27, 2020

Hiring an attorney to help you with a civil case could make a world of difference to its outcome. A lawyer has the years of experience, legal resources and knowledge to achieve top results for your claim. It is normal, however, to worry about the costs of hiring an attorney. Luckily, many lawyers have solved this problem by accepting clients… READ MORE

How Pain and Suffering Damages Are Calculated

Posted in Accident Information on October 24, 2020

A serious accident in Nebraska can affect a victim more than just financially. Severe injuries have significant physical, mental and emotional impacts on victims as well. Scarring, disfigurement and permanent disabilities can cause immense pain and suffering. In Nebraska, the civil justice system permits plaintiffs to seek compensation for intangible pain and suffering damages in addition to economic losses. The… READ MORE

How Long Does it Take to Get a Settlement From an Injury Claim?

Posted in Accident Information on October 20, 2020

Being injured in an accident will trigger a series of events that can last weeks, months or even years. Some cases resolve with settlements in a few months, while others take a year or longer to resolve at trial. Once you achieve a settlement, you may be eager to obtain the check. The legal process is not something you can… READ MORE