Personal Injury Blog

Dealing with Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents

By Jason Bottlinger on April 17, 2017

Getting in a car accident is scary enough. Facing the expenses of medical treatment, having to miss time from work and thereby having to make do with less, and having to pay for additional help, are very real possibilities for someone injured in an accident. When that accident was caused by someone who carried either not enough insurance (underinsured) or no insurance at all (uninsured), what recourse do you have?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Warning Signs of Emotional or Psychological Nursing Home Abuse

By Jason Bottlinger on April 14, 2017

Finding the right nursing home for a loved one is an important process. Most of the time, the elderly do not want to leave their homes and surrender their independence to a nursing home. This is a difficult decision, and you rely on the nursing home to care for your loved one properly.

Unfortunately, there are situations where caregivers mistreat elderly patients. Physical abuse is easy to identify, but emotional and psychological abuse tend to go unnoticed. Pay close attention to your loved one when you are visiting them, and if they are exhibiting any of the following behaviors, investigate the situation immediately.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

How Safe Are Omaha Drivers Compared to the Rest of the Nation?

By Jason Bottlinger on April 12, 2017

Driving is a necessary thing that we do on a daily basis. When you hop in your car to go to work or run an errand, you don’t anticipate a car accident happening or even fear it as you drive. That’s because people generally feel safe while on the road…but are we really?

As of 2016, Omaha is the 40th safest city to drive in out of the 200 cities ranked by Allstate. Although our neighboring city, Lincoln, came in at an impressive number 14, 40th still isn’t a bad spot to be—the top 50! However, in 2015, Omaha was ranked at number 26. What caused the drastic drop?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Estate Planning for Your Children’s Future

By Jason Bottlinger on April 10, 2017

You are your children’s best advocate. You know exactly how they like their sandwiches cut, what story they could listen to a thousand times a day, who their friends are, and how school is going. You are involved with your kids and only want the best for them. You are a responsible parent, so you plan educational trips and outings, manage the family finances, and carefully choose your babysitters and other childcare providers. But have you taken the time to put a plan in place in case something happens and you can no longer take care of yourself or your children?

An Unpleasant Possibility

Who wants to consider the possibility of injury or incapacity leaving them unable to provide for loved ones, especially children? Unfortunately, accidents can happen. And when there are no directives in place, the children are often lost in the shuffle. Whatever your wishes are for their care, there’s nothing to make sure those wishes are followed.

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Posted in: Estate Planning

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