Personal Injury Law: A Brief Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely change your life. Any injury to the brain can irreversibly affect other parts of your body and can lead to an increase in potential problems in the future, including an increased likelihood of developing dementia in some circumstances. Depending on the cause of the damage, traumatic brain injuries are one of the many wounds that may be compensated in a personal injury Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Nebraska Workers’ Compensation

If you’ve been injured on the job, it can be difficult to determine what your rights are and what benefits you are entitled to. The state of Nebraska has a very thorough workers’ compensation law and allows for you to get what you need from your employer. Continue reading to learn more about the specifics of Nebraska workers’ compensation law and what to do if you’re having a hard time receiving benefits. What Read More

6 Common Medical Errors That May Lead to a Malpractice Lawsuit

We put great trust in doctors and other medical professionals, but even doctors make mistakes. Unfortunately, a doctor’s mistakes can significantly affect their patients’ lives. Nebraska medical malpractice law allows the victim of a medical error or their family to obtain compensation for losses related to the mistake. Generally speaking, if it can be shown that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that the Read More

7 Common Causes of Nebraska Truck Accidents

According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 70% of all freight tonnage moved throughout the United States every year is moved by trucks. That means a LOT of trucks are on the road at any given time. We all know what these vehicles are. They are highly recognizable and they go by many names—truck, tractor-trailer, big rig, 18-wheeler. There are many different styles and variations of them, of course, but Read More

Spot the Signs: 6 Common Indicators of Nursing Home Abuse

Americans are living much longer than ever before. Additionally with aging baby-boomers, more and more seniors will enter a nursing home or other elder facility in the near future. When our loved ones enter such a facility, we expect that their needs will be met and that they will be safe and secure. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Reported cases of elder abuse have risen steadily over the past decade. If Read More

What Exactly Is “Negligence” Anyway?

When you are injured in some sort of accident which was caused by another person or entity, any sort of personal injury lawsuit brought against that person usually hinges on the legal concept of “negligence.” You probably understand the word to mean some sort of failure to fulfill one’s duties. For example, if you constantly forget to feed the dog when you are supposed to, your spouse may call you negligent. In Read More

6 Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, and technological advances like social media have only served to make things worse with the advent of cyberbullying. School-age children face the highest risk of being bullied, and it is vital that victims receive the help they need. In a previous blog—which you can read here—we discussed some of the things you should avoid doing if you ever discover Read More

7 Steps to Immediately Take if You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident

Oftentimes, people overlook the potentially severe dangers posed by a slip and fall. After all, everyone at some point or another has slipped on a wet spot or tripped over something. Most people just brush off the dirt and continue on with their day. However, slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause severe and even debilitating injuries, or even death in extreme cases. And property owners have a Read More

6 Factors That Should Be Considered in Calculating an Injury Settlement

When you find yourself injured due to the actions or negligence of another person—perhaps in a car accident or some other incident—you are likely entitled to compensation for numerous forms of damage that resulted from the accident. Some of these damages are straightforward and relatively simple to calculate, while others are not as tangible—but neither are they any less important than the more obvious costs. Read More

Mass Tort Law: Common Causes of Mass Tort Lawsuits

In its most basic legal terms, a tort is an act that causes harm or infringement of a right for which the responsible party has civil legal liability. In layman’s terms, torts are essentially any action committed against you, aside from a breach of contract, for which you have the right to sue the offending party. Mass tort law refers to a specific occurrence where a single tort is committed against a large group Read More