Personal Injury Blog

Qui Tam Procedures: A Guide for Potential Plaintiffs

By Jason Bottlinger on February 22, 2024

Imagine that an employee of a healthcare company discovers that it is overbilling Medicare. Acting as a whistleblower, the employee can file a qui tam lawsuit against the company on behalf of the government. Qui tam procedures serve a vital function in society by incentivizing individuals to expose wrongdoing and recover ill-gotten gains, thus safeguarding public resources.
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Posted in: Qui Tam

What Types of Defective Products Hurt People Most Often?

By Jason Bottlinger on January 22, 2024

Product liability is a big part of ensuring consumer safety by emphasizing the accountability of manufacturers to ensure that their products are safe to use. If manufacturers fail in this responsibility, consumers may suffer from serious injuries. Hence, it is the responsibility of manufacturers to provide safe products to their consumers. Neglecting this duty can have severe consequences for consumers.
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Posted in: Product Liability

How To Know Whether You Have a Negligent Security Claim

By Jason Bottlinger on January 11, 2024

In our daily lives, we may take our safety and security for granted. However, when security measures fail, it can result in serious consequences. Negligent security is a legal concept that comes into play in cases in which inadequate security on a property leads to an injury or loss of life.
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Posted in: Premises Liability

Cruise Control and Winter Weather Driving

By Jason Bottlinger on January 9, 2024

Never use cruise control on roads that may be slippery due to rainy, icy, or snowy conditions. Cruise control is a helpful technology that makes driving easier, but it should only be used in certain situations. Cruise control is most beneficial when you are traveling along mainly straight stretches of road where traffic is light, and there are many situations where you will want to avoid using it altogether.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Bedsores in Nursing Homes and What To Do About Them

By Jason Bottlinger on December 28, 2023

As advocates for the well-being of our loved ones in nursing homes, it is crucial to address the prevalence of bedsores and take proactive steps to prevent and manage this often-avoidable condition. In the interest of preventing and identifying bedsore injuries, it is vital to understand their nature and the legal responsibilities of nursing homes in ensuring the health and comfort of their residents.
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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Some Dog Breeds Attack and Hurt People More Than Others

By Jason Bottlinger on December 14, 2023

While any dog can bite and cause injury, it is important to acknowledge that not all breeds are created equal when it comes to temperament and behavior. Understanding the potential risks associated with certain breeds is crucial for responsible dog ownership and the prevention of incidents that can lead to injuries and possible legal action.
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Posted in: Dog Bites

Nebraska Is a Comparative Fault State: What Does That Mean?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 15, 2023

Under Nebraska’s comparative fault laws, negligence in civil cases may be distributed among multiple parties. Each party involved in an incident may be assigned a percentage of fault in vehicle accident cases. Compensation awarded to an injured party may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to that party. When fault or negligence equals or exceeds 50% for any party, that party is considered chiefly responsible for the incident and not eligible to receive any compensation.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

How Using Motorcycle Safety Equipment Affects Injury Claims

By Jason Bottlinger on November 5, 2023

Helmets and other equipment play an important role in motorcycle safety. From 2002 to 2017, more than 25,000 lives were saved by wearing motorcycle helmets, as reported by the National Safety Council. Helmets are estimated to be 37% effective for preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators and 41% effective for passengers. Other safety equipment can also help prevent severe injuries in a motorcycle crash. And use or failure to use a helmet and protective gear can impact an injury claim.
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Your Right to Safety as a Pedestrian in Omaha

By Jason Bottlinger on October 20, 2023

Pedestrians have a right to safety in Omaha. Walking is good for physical health, mental state, and the environment, but negligent drivers can make it dangerous for pedestrians. More than 7,500 people in the U.S. were struck and killed by motor vehicles in 2022, as reported by the New York Times. Pedestrian deaths have reached the highest level in more than 40 years. Now more than ever, pedestrians require legal advocacy.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Hidden Injuries Can You Get from a Car Crash?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 10, 2023

Motor vehicle collisions can cause a wide range of injuries, and not all of them are immediately apparent. While broken bones, deep cuts, and other visible injuries may be evident after a crash, other types of injuries may take hours, days, or weeks for symptoms to manifest. Victims of motor vehicle collisions can suffer hidden injuries, including whiplash, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, and other soft tissue injuries. It is essential to know how to recognize and address these hidden car crash injuries.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

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