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October 1, 2022 1p21.admin

Nebraska Diminished Value Claims

It is important to fully understand your rights after you sustain property damage in a car accident in Nebraska. This includes the right to receive full compensation for your damaged or totaled automobile from an insurance company – including the diminished value of your car due to the crash. The State of Nebraska allows for diminished value claims, meaning you have the right to recover compensation for lost property value. What Is a Diminished Value Claim? Being involved in a car accident will not only result in costly repairs but diminish the monetary value…

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September 26, 2022 1p21.admin

What Is the Federal Tort Claims Act?

For many years, the doctrine of sovereign immunity protected government entities from being held liable, or financially responsible, for the negligent acts of their employees. Sovereign immunity states that the government cannot be sued without its consent. When the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) was passed, however, it allowed citizens to sue the federal government for the first time – within certain parameters. What Does the Federal Tort Claims Act Mean? The Federal Tort Claims Act was enacted in 1946 to provide a means of compensating victims who suffered injuries, property damage or other…

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September 23, 2022 1p21.admin

What Is CTE?

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. About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive brain disease that can be fatal. “Chronic” means ongoing and long-lasting rather than an acute (short-term) injury. “Traumatic” means an injury caused by…

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Tips for Safe Driving at Night

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 others safe when driving at night. Inspect Your Headlights According to crash data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation in 2020, 34.1 percent of all traffic accidents occurred between the hours of 6:00…

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September 19, 2022 1p21.admin

Tell-Tale Signs of Drunk Driving

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 odds of getting into a drunk driving accident by learning the tell-tale signs of driver intoxication. Inability to Stay in One Lane Drinking alcohol has a physical impact on a driver. Depending on the…

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September 17, 2022 1p21.admin

Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

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 more you know about how insurance companies operate, the better you can protect your rights during the financial recovery process. A Claims Adjuster Is Not on Your Side This may not seem like a…

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Nebraska Electric Bike Laws

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 rules. Obeying these laws can help keep you safe and out of legal trouble. What Is the Definition of an Electric Bike? In Nebraska, an electric bike is defined as a bicycle that is…

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

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 it anyway – and that the defendant should therefore not be held liable for your injuries. What Does Assumption of Risk Mean? Certain sports, events and activities are known to be dangerous or hold…

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What Is a Letter of Protection?

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 than the medical billing process. A letter of protection promises your medical provider that it will see the money that you owe after your case has been resolved. When Do You Need a Letter…

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Questions to Ask During Your Legal Consultation 

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 of the facts and information you need to choose the right attorney. How Much Experience Do You Have With My Type of Case? First, assess the lawyer’s skillset in your practice area. Ask how…

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