Personal Injury Blog
Why More Vehicles Drive With Lights off at Night
You may have noticed a recent increase in the number of drivers traveling without their headlights on at night. In the past this dangerous phenomenon was rarely seen on the roads. The reason it has become more common recently is lighted gauge clusters.
Do “Beware of Dog” Signs Affect Dog Bite Liability?
Nebraska is a strict liability state for dog bites. Under the law, dog owners are liable for any injuries or damages their animals cause, regardless of negligence. Although dog and property owners may try to use signs that say “Beware of Dog” as a defense if the dog attacks a person, this will not protect them from liability in most cases. Under our state’s strict liability dog bite statutes, owners are liable for “any and all damages that may accrue . . . to any person, other than a trespasser, by reason of having been bitten by any such dog or dogs . . .”
The Most Common Causes of Nursing Home Falls
Falls in nursing homes can cause devastating injuries for older adults. Nursing home facilities and staff have a duty to exercise care to prevent elderly residents from the risk of falling. If your loved one has suffered a fall in an Omaha nursing home, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your options under the law.
A Complete Guide to Truck Blind Spots
A blind spot is an area immediately surrounding a vehicle that cannot be observed by a driver in the normal field of vision, including the rear view and side mirrors. Large commercial trucks have large blind spots around the front, sides, and back of the vehicle. If you cannot see the driver in the truck’s side mirror, you can safely assume the driver cannot see you.
How Does Loss of Consortium Factor Into Injury Claims?
Loss of consortium can significantly impact damages in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. It is a non-economic loss that may be difficult to calculate. A thorough understanding of loss of consortium is important in assisting our clients to receive fair compensation.
The Driving Threats Posed by St. Patrick’s Day
One of the most dangerous driving days of the year is right around the corner. In honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 with shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage, the wearing of the green, and plenty of green beer and other alcoholic beverages. With parades, pub crawls, and private parties, this is one of the worst days of the year for intoxicated drivers and pedestrians on the roadways.
How Teenage Drivers Lose Concentration
Teens in Nebraska can start driving as early as age 14 if they qualify for a school permit. Teen drivers are more likely than adults to cause a wreck. Nationwide, the fatal crash rate per miles driven for teens 16 to 19 years old is nearly three times the rate for drivers ages 20 and older, as stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Truck Brake Errors That Endanger Everyone
In a big rig, the braking systems are far different than is found in a passenger vehicle. A truck’s brakes must have the power to stop incredibly heavy vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Truck drivers need a special skill set correctly use air brakes, disc brakes, or drum brakes, or hydraulic brakes, particularly when traveling on a downhill slope. When drivers do not use the correct braking technique, it can cause the brakes to fail, leading to a deadly crash.
How Cold Temperatures Make Driving More Dangerous
It’s no secret that driving in icy and snowy conditions is hazardous. That’s why every driver in Nebraska will want to pack the right supplies for winter driving. There are also effective techniques that make it easier to drive in harsh winter weather.
In addition to making driving a lot more difficult, cold weather also has adverse effects on your car and the way it functions. Automobiles require additional care and maintenance during the cold months to prevent problems that could cause an accident or leave you stranded out in the cold.
Safe Driving on Icy and Snowy Nebraska Roads
Severe weather is a way of life in Nebraska during the winter months. In fact, over 110,000 people suffer from injuries that were incurred during snowy and icy weather on the roads in the United States every winter.
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