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What Is CTE?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2022

Traumatic brain injuries are highly complex in the damage that they cause to the brain and the effects on the victim. One potential complication associated with multiple brain injuries is chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE describes brain degeneration caused by repeated brain injuries or trauma to the head. It is a rare disorder that is still not fully understood.… READ MORE

Tips for Safe Driving at Night

Posted in Accident Information on September 21, 2022

Nighttime driving comes with a variety of risks that are not present during daylight hours. Driving in the dark comes with complications associated with depth perception, visibility, color recognition and peripheral vision. The inability to spot a hazard right away can lead to reduced reaction times and higher odds of a car accident. Use these tips to keep yourself and… READ MORE

Tell-Tale Signs of Drunk Driving

Posted in Car accidents on September 19, 2022

It is impossible to operate a motor vehicle with the required amount of care, prudence and attention while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Despite knowing the risks of drunk driving, thousands of drivers in Nebraska commit this dangerous crime each year. According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, 1,534 alcohol-related accidents were reported in 2020 alone. Decrease your… READ MORE

Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Posted in Product Liability on September 17, 2022

If you get injured by someone else’s negligence, you will need to go up against that person’s insurance company to collect financial compensation for your medical bills and losses. Unfortunately, insurance companies care more about their profits than people. An insurance claims adjuster is trained to diminish claim payouts and save the insurance company as much money as possible. The… READ MORE

Nebraska Electric Bike Laws

Posted in Accident Information on September 10, 2022

Electric bicycles have become more common in Nebraska in recent years with the advent of public e-bike sharing services such as BikeLNK and B-cycle. Electric bikes are a fast and fun way to travel and have become a popular alternative to standard human-propelled bikes. If you plan on riding an electric bike in Nebraska, learn the applicable state laws and… READ MORE

What Is an Assumption of Risk in a Personal Injury Case?

Posted in Accident Information on August 31, 2022

When you file a personal injury claim in Nebraska to pursue financial compensation from the person or party that caused your accident, you may run into one or more defenses. One defense strategy is called the assumption of risk. This defense claims that you were aware of the potential risk of injury associated with an activity but went through with… READ MORE

What Is a Letter of Protection?

Posted in Accident Information on August 24, 2022

A letter of protection is something you may need to request from an attorney after an accident if you are being charged for medical care but have not yet received financial compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay for your medical bills. This is a common situation, as an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit often takes longer… READ MORE

What Are Extenuating Circumstances? 

Posted in Accident Information on August 12, 2022

Extenuating circumstances is a legal phrase that you may hear in a criminal case or personal injury lawsuit in Nebraska. In a personal injury case, extenuating circumstances may come into play if an insurance company attempts to blame your injuries on something other than the defendant’s actions or failure to act. Learn more about this legal subject to prepare your… READ MORE

The Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice

Posted in Accident Information on August 10, 2022

If you suffered an injury because of the wrongful acts of another person or party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. This is true in cases involving both negligence and malpractice. These two concepts are similar but distinct on a legal level, although they are often used interchangeably. It’s important to know the difference before you file a claim,… READ MORE

Questions to Ask During Your Legal Consultation 

Posted in Accident Information on August 15, 2022

If you get injured in an accident in Omaha, Nebraska, consulting with a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and legal options moving forward. The first step in your legal journey is a free legal consultation with one or more prospective lawyers. Use this list of questions to ask during your initial case review to get all… READ MORE