Personal Injury Blog

Understanding Nebraska’s Bail Process

By Jason Bottlinger on April 19, 2021

No one expects to get arrested, and most people are not aware of how the justice system will proceed outside of some loose ideas from TV or movies. While you may be worried about finding an attorney and preparing for a trial, the first step is getting you home to your family so you can get ready for your case. In Nebraska, this means posting bail, but this process can be complex.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Nebraska’s Laws on Automated Vehicles

By Jason Bottlinger on April 12, 2021

Self-driving cars may sound like a futuristic endeavor, but newer and newer technology is being developed and tested every day across the country. As exciting as these vehicles sound, there are still many questions about how safe they will be and how drivers should respond in a wreck. While laws surrounding these vehicles are still in the early stages, it is important for every driver to understand their rights after a collision with a self-driving car.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

The Long-Term Damage of Facial Fractures

By Jason Bottlinger on April 5, 2021

Fractures in the face and skull can absolutely transform someone’s life. The bones of the skull lock together in an intricate manner. When any section is broken, the injury can result in deep scars and disfigurements, brain damage, and disabilities. To recover from a facial or skull fracture, you require extensive medical treatment, multiple surgeries, and months of pain and suffering. However, if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to cover all of your damages in a personal injury claim.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

How Age Impacts Crash Rates

By Jason Bottlinger on March 29, 2021

As we get older, we gain more experience, knowledge, and skills. Unfortunately, at a certain point, many of us begin to suffer a decline as our brains and bodies become slower. We often call these “senior moments,” attributing them to a weakening memory or slower reaction speeds.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Understanding Omaha’s Drug Diversion Programs

By Jason Bottlinger on March 17, 2021

The biggest concern on your mind after being arrested for drug possession is avoiding jail time. This may mean building an aggressive defense to win your case at trial, or negotiating a plea deal to receive a reduced sentence for a lesser charge. However, here in Omaha, you may have other options, such as entering a diversion program for substance abuse.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Watching for the Signs of Elder Abuse

By Jason Bottlinger on March 10, 2021

Taking care of an elderly family member can be difficult, especially if you have your own full-time job to contend with. That is why many Nebraska families turn to nursing homes to provide care for their aging parents and grandparents. These facilities are supposed to be safe, happy, respectful – the perfect place for your loved one to live in. Sadly, that isn’t always the case.

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Pulled Over in Omaha? Know Your Rights

By Jason Bottlinger on March 3, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

New Technology May Reduce Truck Crashes

By Jason Bottlinger on February 24, 2021

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.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Why You Should Never Accept the First Offer

By Jason Bottlinger on February 8, 2021

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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Posted in: Personal Injury

Bottlinger Law, L.L.C. Launches 2021 Bowties and Books Scholarship

By Jason Bottlinger on January 25, 2021

As we enter a new year, it is important to seek out new opportunities, and Bottlinger Law, L.L.C., has one of the best ones on the block. Given the outstanding enthusiasm we have received over the past three years, we are once again offering students the chance to apply for the Bowties and Books Scholarship. This nationwide scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students in good standing with their school. All you have to do is fill out an application and submit a well-written essay for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship!

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