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October 17, 2022 1p21.admin

What Is Attorney-Client Privilege in Nebraska?

When you hire a personal injury lawyer or another type of attorney in Nebraska, you receive what is referred to as attorney-client privilege. This is a rule of confidentiality between the attorney and his or her client. Under this rule, a lawyer may not divulge confidential communications made while rendering professional legal services to a client. How Does Attorney-Client Privilege Work? Nebraska Revised Statute 27-503 gives the state’s definition of lawyer-client privilege. This law states that a client has the privilege to refuse to disclose and prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications…

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What Happens After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash?

Riding a motorcycle comes with a relatively high risk of suffering serious and fatal injuries in an accident. Motorcyclists are approximately 28 times more likely to die in traffic accidents than other motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you lost a loved one in a tragic motorcycle accident in Nebraska, knowing what comes next can help you and your family prepare for the process ahead. Reporting the Accident Immediately after the accident, someone at the scene should call 911 to report a severely injured, unconscious or deceased motorcyclist. It is…

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October 10, 2022 1p21.admin

Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Injury Case

If you get hurt in an accident, filing a personal injury claim can lead to financial compensation that can help your family pay for related costs and move forward. As an injured victim, you deserve the maximum amount of compensation available to help you recover. While positive results are never a guarantee, there are things that you can do to strengthen your personal injury case and improve your odds of success. Get Medical Care Right Away Skipping the visit to a hospital after getting into an accident can hurt your ability to recover compensation…

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Signs of Whiplash After a Car Accident

A car accident can cause a variety of different injuries. One of the most commonly injured areas of the body is the neck. The gravitational pull exerted on a victim in a car accident can be too much for the tendons and soft tissues of the neck to withstand. This can result in a painful and sometimes debilitating injury known as whiplash. What Is Whiplash? Whiplash is the common term used for a soft-tissue neck injury that is often caused by rear-end car accidents. It can refer to a range of neck or vertebrae…

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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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