Personal Injury Blog

The Very Real Danger of Fake Service Dogs

By Jason Bottlinger on January 16, 2018

Service dogs provide an amazing and crucial service for people living with disabilities.

Unfortunately, some people have used these dogs’ recent popularity as an opportunity to break the rules. Fake service dogs, which are really just pets in fancy vests, do not provide critical services or help save lives. These animals present a danger to actual service dogs, as well as to children, since they are not trained the way service dogs are.
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Posted in: Dog Bites

Dangers of Speeding in a Residential Neighborhood

By Jason Bottlinger on December 27, 2017

If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”? Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in fact, breaking the law, and driving dangerously. Children can come out of nowhere. When you were a child, did you think about “safety first” when playing in your front yard?
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Hip Implants Can Sometimes Harm, Not Help

By Jason Bottlinger on December 20, 2017

Acute hip pain can make life miserable. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, climb stairs, sit, and go through one’s daily activities. Debilitating hip pain is why many people elect to have a hip replacement. A hip replacement is major surgery that can require four to six months for full recovery. It’s definitely the type of operation that no one wants to go through more than once. Unfortunately, defective artificial hip joints and product recalls have forced some people to undergo additional painful surgeries.
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

How Do I Make a Will?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 8, 2017

The first step you should take toward making a will?

Contact a Nebraska lawyer with experience in writing wills.

You need to make some decisions, such as choosing your beneficiaries, deciding on a personal representative (also known as an executor), deciding who should be guardian of your minor children, and choosing who gets what after you die.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Driving in Bad Weather? Check Your Shoes!

By Jason Bottlinger on November 2, 2017

While your shoes may not be the first thing you think about before driving into a rainstorm or snowstorm, they can have a big impact on the safety of your driving.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Is Estate Planning and Why Should I Have It?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 29, 2017

You may think that your income, assets, and bank accounts don’t warrant the creation of a will. But are you really willing to give up the control you have over the distribution of your assets, no matter how small, or the ability to say who will care for your minor children?

In Nebraska, your assets will be distributed, no matter how much (or how little) you own. That distribution can be via your own will or trust, or through the drawn-out Nebraska intestate (dying without a will) probate process. And the intestate probate process, in addition to being expensive, takes none of your wishes into account.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Help! I Was in an Accident in Someone Else’s Car!

By Jason Bottlinger on October 27, 2017

Getting into a car wreck is already scary enough, but the questions and confusion that arise if you were in someone else’s car make it worse.

In Nebraska, coverage comes down, in large part, to the specifics of each person’s insurance policies. With that in mind, as long as you have insurance, the vehicle itself is insured, and the other driver and vehicle are insured, then everything should be handled pretty smoothly. (If you have any legal questions, feel free to speak to our Omaha car accident lawyer at (402) 505-8234.)
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Posted in: Car Accidents

GoFundMe Is Not an Insurance Plan for the Future

By Jason Bottlinger on October 24, 2017

With the rise of crowdsourcing websites, GoFundMe has made a name for itself by helping people in need raise money for medical bills and similar expenses.

While that is certainly a noble cause, it is important to remember that this type of site is not a replacement for insurance…or being careful.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Starting Life Down $50K

By Jason Bottlinger on October 22, 2017

What happens when parents don’t teach their kids how to handle money? Something like this…

Charles was a sharp kid. He was popular at school and enrolled in gifted classes. He was a varsity member of the football team and had a dreamboat beauty of a girlfriend. He was creative and wrote sketches and short plays for theater class. He played guitar and wrote songs and was a genuinely kind person. A Renaissance man. He was the kind of kid that teachers and older relatives and friends’ parents were all excited to see where life was going to take him.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Who Decides Who Pulls the Plug?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 19, 2017

Brain hemorrhage. Stroke. Spinal injury. There are a variety of sudden impacts to the brain that could occur in mere seconds, either from an unforeseen impact like a car accident or natural causes. In many instances, the sufferer is rendered comatose, unable to communicate to medical staff and loved ones, and ultimately helpless in the decisions being made concerning his own life.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

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