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What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs In Construction?

Construction is one of the most important industries in the modern world. It is also the most dangerous when it comes to construction jobs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has more worker deaths than any other industry each year. In 2019, 1,061 workers in construction lost their lives on the job. Any career in construction can come with risks of serious injuries. Statistically, however, some jobs in construction are more dangerous than others. Roofing Roofing and working from heights are dangerous jobs for obvious reasons – the…

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I Was Assaulted by a Bouncer. Can I Sue the Bar?

A bouncer’s job is to keep a nightclub or bar safe and secure. Bouncers check identification cards, protect properties from damage, escort drunken and disorderly individuals from the premises, and break up fights. However, it’s crucial to understand that bouncers can be held liable for assault claims if they use physical force inappropriately. Sometimes, however, the bouncer can be the one who causes an injury through physical assault or battery.  If you believe a bouncer assaulted you in Omaha, you may be eligible for financial compensation through a civil lawsuit with the help of…

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Who Is Liable in a Nebraska Rental Car Accident?

Getting into a car accident of any type in Nebraska can be a confusing and frightening experience. If you are involved in a rental car crash, it can be even more difficult to know what to do next. The question of who is liable – or financially responsible – for a rental car accident depends on the cause of the collision and the types of insurance coverage available. Nebraska Is a Fault State There are “fault” and “no-fault” states. Nebraska is a fault state, meaning the person who is held responsible for the crash…

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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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