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How to Deal With Insurance Companies After a Truck Accident       

If you get involved in a truck accident in Nebraska, the insurance company that receives your claim will not have your best interests in mind. It is important to know how to deal with the insurance company and its claims adjuster after a truck accident correctly to protect your rights. Otherwise, you may end up settling for less than your claim is worth. Don’t Admit Fault The trucking company and its insurance carrier will begin investigating the case the same day as the crash, in most cases. Many truck companies send rapid response teams…

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Dangerous Roads for Motorcyclists in Nebraska

Motorcyclists are always at risk of potential accidents, regardless of how long they’ve been riding. Some risk factors are outside of their control, such as the actions of other drivers or dangerous road hazards. In 2020, there were 447 motorcycle crashes in Nebraska, 34 of which were fatal. Although a motorcycle accident can happen anywhere, certain roads in Nebraska are historically more dangerous for motorcyclists than others. Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is a highway that stretches over 455 miles across Nebraska. In the last ten years, more than 180 people have lost their lives…

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School Bus Safety Information for Parents

Millions of children rely on school buses to transport them to and from school each day. While school buses are generally safe – less than 1 percent of traffic fatalities involve kids riding on school buses, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – a school bus accident is always a possibility. Use this information to improve your child’s school bus safety as much as possible. Waiting for the Bus to Arrive Some accidents and disasters happen while children are waiting for the school bus to arrive. Teach your children that the bus…

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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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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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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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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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What To Do After Hitting a Parked Car?

If you strike a parked car in Nebraska, you have a legal obligation to stop at the scene of the collision and leave your information. Fleeing the scene can lead to fines and even criminal penalties for a hit-and-run. Here are the steps that you should take to fulfill your responsibilities – and protect your legal rights – as a driver after this type of car accident.  Pull Over All drivers in Nebraska have an obligation to pull over at the scene of a car accident. Under Nebraska Revised Statute 60-696, the driver of…

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What Happens if You Get in an Accident With a Government Vehicle?

Every day in Omaha, hundreds of government vehicles traverse public roads and highways. These vehicles include law enforcement cars, ambulances, fire trucks, and vehicles driven by government agents. If you get into a car accident with one of these government vehicles, you may not know who is responsible for paying for the crash. Claims against the government look different in Nebraska than general car accident claims. Here’s what you need to know. Sovereign Immunity Protects Government Agencies From Liability Sovereign immunity is a federal legal doctrine that states that the government cannot be sued…

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Long-Term Consequences of Concussions

The most frequently diagnosed type of traumatic brain injury in Nebraska is a concussion. A concussion is a brain injury that arises out of trauma to the head, such as a blunt force impact. Although most people imagine mild brain injuries when they think of concussions, this injury can cause serious symptoms and result in an altered mental state for many months. In addition, suffering multiple concussions can put a patient at an increased risk of brain diseases in the future. Post-Concussion Syndrome Post-concussion syndrome, also known as a post-concussive syndrome, is used to…

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