Personal Injury Blog
Every driver dreads seeing police lights in the rearview mirror and hearing that fateful siren. While we grow up learning to respect police officers, there is no stopping the anxiety that comes with being pulled over. You don’t want to say or do anything that can be misconstrued as guilty and lead to your arrest. However, you should always remember that you do have rights, and there are ways to diffuse a stressful situation.
It seems like every year, auto manufacturers come out with a new piece of technology. Whether it was heated seats, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, or auxiliary cables, many of these changes made cars more comfortable to drive but didn’t have major safety improvements. It was not until recently that cars were upgraded with backward-facing cameras to help protect pedestrians when drivers are backing out of their garages.
For the average family, suffering a serious injury in a car crash, slip-and-fall, or even a farm accident can be absolutely devastating. On top of worrying about paying rent and putting food on the table, you now have to contend with expensive medical bills and a long recovery period. That is why, when an insurance adjuster calls you with a settlement offer, you may jump at the chance to take it. But we are here to tell you that is a mistake.
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People may dismiss dog bites as minor injuries, but they are far more costly than most people assume. Dogs have filthy mouths that often contain dangerous bacteria, parasites, and viruses that are spread through their saliva. Even a mild bite may require expensive medication, and more violent ones can cause disabilities, scarring, and emotional trauma, which also amount to an expensive bill.
One of the most difficult situations to be in the middle of is a nursing home abuse or neglect claim. For families, it is heartbreaking to see a loved one mistreated and difficult to process all of the legal requirements they must fulfill. In many cases, family members face certain roadblocks that prevent them from filing a civil case against a facility that caused their loved one’s injuries, typically because they do not have the legal authority to act on their loved one’s behalf.
Business interruption insurance provides coverage for businesses when their income is severely impacted by a natural disaster, government shutdown, or other qualifying events. With these policies, business owners can cover the costs of having to close their doors or if they have to move locations, allowing them to survive in economically uncertain times. While most business owners hope that they will never have to use these policies, when their profits are suffering due to a disaster, they should be glad to have it. However, the process of getting a payout can be incredibly confusing without legal guidance. Bottlinger Law L.L.C. is here to help Omaha business owners work through the claims process and recover the compensation they need to remain open.
Motorcyclists are one of the most exposed groups on the road, often suffering traumatic injuries after a collision with a larger vehicle. But anyone riding tandem on a motorcycle is also at risk, as passengers have little to no control over the nature of the collision. If a biker or car driver acts negligently, it can drastically change the life of a motorcycle passenger.
It is no surprise to many Nebraska drivers that our rural roads are dangerous. Often dotted with potholes, lined with sharp turns, and receiving little lighting at dusk or dawn, these roads are often witness to catastrophic, if not fatal, crashes. First responders have difficulties safely getting to these collisions, and any delays could cause a victim’s condition to worsen. This issue goes double for private roads, which are often the responsibility of negligent property owners.
Dogs are often considered man’s best friend, but it is important to remember that their behavior is largely dependent on their owners. We have all seen the vast difference between an untrained, rowdy dog that doesn’t obey commands and an obedient and trustworthy dog. This is why Nebraska state laws hold owners at fault when their dogs attack.
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