An Overview of the Discovery Stage of a Criminal Trial

The discovery period of any trial is essentially a time to prepare. Discovery is when all information and evidence is made available to each party in order to prepare for trial. It will include things like: Official reports, toxicology reports, DNA reports, police reports and written or oral testimony. Any crime scene evidence such as forensic evidence and photographs taken at the scene. Any expert witness Read More

7 Things You Need to Know if You are an Injured Passenger in a Car Accident

A car accident can be a scary experience for everyone involved. If you were injured as a passenger in an auto accident, you may be especially confused about the legal process you must follow in accordance with Nebraska law. On the bright side, passengers generally don't have to worry about liability, so the legal process should be a little less stressful for you—provided you take the proper steps. Here are a few 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

Holiday Planning Strategies: Avoid the Lawsuits

With the holiday season in full swing with neighborhood and employer parties galore, there is reason to step back and identify ways to make holiday parties safer for hosts and attendees. While there is no criminal statute that addresses legal liability for social hosts who provide alcohol to already intoxicated persons, civil lawsuits are always a concern. Social hosts and employers can arrange holiday parties Read More

Making Sure Your Kids are Safe Halloween Night

As attorneys with kids and pets, Inkelaar Law offices share important Halloween safety tips to keep the kids and family pets safe this Halloween. Wait to Eat the Candy Children will be excited about consuming their candy while they are still trick-or-treating. A great way for parents to enforce the no “eating until candy has been inspected” safety rule is to give kids candy in advance. Take a small Read More

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Nebraska Ranked 2nd Highest in Lawsuit Fairness

The United States Chamber Institute for Legal Reform conducted The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study in order to discover how reasonable and fair the states’ tort liability systems are viewed as by United States businesses. The organization took a survey from a sample of 1,125 in-house senior executives, senior attorneys, senior litigators, and in-house general counsel whom of which all stated they have Read More

Nursing Home Thieves

As of recent times, nursing home residents across the state are being robbed by the people you trust to take care of them, the nursing home staff. Although it may be hard to imagine, these individuals are stealing from our elderly, while dozens of incidents are beginning to appear each year. According to an investigation done by the USA Today, in regards to thefts from nursing home trust funds, they found over 100 Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against 3 Men Who Last Saw Missing Student

The parents of an Indiana University student who went missing nearly two years ago have filed a lawsuit against three the young men who last saw their daughter, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of Lauren Spierer against three former students - Mike Beth, Jay Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman - alleging that their negligence caused harm to their daughter. Spierer disappeared almost Read More

Family of Sexually Abused Student Awarded $5.6 Million

A jury in California awarded $5.6 million to the family of a girl who was sexually abused by a teacher at school her high school. On Tuesday, the jury ordered the Chino Valley Unified School to cover 60 percent of the damage award, while former high school science teacher John Hirsch was ordered to pay the balance. According to court testimony, the abuse continued even after the girl's parents told school Read More