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Guide to Post-Accident Investigation: When Law Enforcement Will Not Make a Report of the Vehicle Accident

If you get hit by another vehicle in a car accident, one of the first actions you may take is calling the police. Typically, when police arrive at the scene, they start creating a report, which contains information about the accident, including the potential cause. However, there may be some cases in which the police do not make a report. They may think the accident is not serious enough or there were no injuries. However, if you discover your injuries after the accident, you may wonder if you can still file a claim and…

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Why Using Social Media After a Commercial Truck Accident May Jeopardize Your Claim

After being involved in a truck accident, it’s natural to want to reach out to friends and family through social media to update them on your well-being. However, what may seem like a harmless activity could actually jeopardize your claim and potential compensation. As surprising as it may sound, insurance companies and defense attorneys are increasingly turning to social media to gather evidence against accident victims. This is why it’s crucial to be cautious about your online activity after a commercial truck accident. The team at Knowles Law Firm has seen this happen time…

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What to Do if You Are in an Accident With an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver

Car accidents can be traumatic and overwhelming, especially if you are involved in one with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of the accident, but you may also face financial difficulties if the other driver does not have adequate insurance coverage. In such a situation, knowing what steps to take to protect yourself and your rights is imperative.  At Knowles Law Firm, our car accident lawyers have extensive experience in handling car accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers. Our team of dedicated…

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Evidence Used to Prove Liability in Commercial Truck Accident Claims

In the aftermath of a commercial truck accident, untangling the circumstances to determine liability is complex but critical. Victims seeking compensation for injuries and damages are often met with a formidable challenge: holding a multi-million dollar trucking company accountable for their negligence.   At Knowles Law Firm, we have experience in handling commercial trucking claims, obtaining multi-million dollar settlements in multiple trucking cases. Our attorneys are passionate about holding the trucking company responsible if they have operated in an unsafe manner causing injury to you or your loved one. We center our practice around the…

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Important Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

No worker expects to suffer a serious injury on the job. Unfortunately, the workplace is a common setting for accidents, injuries and even deaths in Nebraska. In 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 20,200 workplace injuries and illnesses in Nebraska. If you sustain a workplace injury, take the following steps to ensure the protection of your physical health and legal rights. Get Medical Care Your number one priority after a workplace injury is to get prompt medical care. Do not delay in going to a hospital or visiting a doctor to treat…

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How Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents Different?

Every year, thousands of people get injured and killed in commercial vehicle accidents. If you get injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Omaha, you may need assistance from a truck accident lawyer to handle the claims process. These collisions are more complicated than standard car accident cases for a variety of reasons. Federal Rules and Regulations Truck drivers and the companies that employ them have a different set of rules and regulations compared to standard motor vehicle drivers. Commercial vehicles have to abide by common carrier laws under the Code of Federal Regulations…

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What to Do After a Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver

Every motor vehicle driver in Nebraska is legally required to maintain minimum amounts of car insurance. Unfortunately, hundreds of drivers illegally drive while uninsured and underinsured every day. If you get into a car accident with an uninsured driver, it is important to know what steps to take to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills and property repairs. Do Not Accept Cash From an Uninsured Driver  You should never accept cash from an uninsured driver for your losses. If an uninsured driver tries to convince you not to report the car accident to…

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Safe Driving Tips for Navigating Fog

Many different weather events can create hazards for drivers in Nebraska. One is heavy fog, which can drastically reduce a driver’s visibility and result in a collision with another vehicle, a fixed object, or a bicyclist or pedestrian. Use these safety tips for navigating foggy conditions to reduce your risk of a car accident. Lower Your Speed Speeding does not only refer to exceeding the speed limit. It means driving too fast for road, traffic and weather conditions. Fog that impedes visibility constitutes a reason to reduce your vehicle speed, potentially below the posted…

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The Most Common Personal Injury Claims in Nebraska

A personal injury claim is a type of civil case that can arise when one person’s negligence, or the failure to act with proper care, results in injury or harm to another person. An injured victim of negligence may have the right to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party in pursuit of financial compensation. The most common personal injury claims filed in Nebraska cover a wide range of circumstances. Motor Vehicle Accidents Car accidents are a leading cause of unintentional injuries and death in Nebraska and throughout the country. They are…

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Nebraska Winter Injury Safety Tips

Winter in Nebraska poses unique challenges for drivers and homeowners, including several cold-weather safety and health concerns. To stay safe this winter, it is important to recognize common injury risks and take precautions to prevent them. Wintertime Car Accident Prevention Tips The risk of automobile accidents increases in winter due to adverse weather conditions and dangerous roads. Winter snowstorms in Nebraska can lead to inches of precipitation covering the road as well as a dangerous accumulation of ice. This includes black ice, which is a thin layer of ice that can be invisible to…

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