Personal Injury Blog

Are Roundabouts Safer Than Intersections?

By Jason Bottlinger on March 2, 2022

A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel around a center island. Also known as traffic circles, roundabouts are very popular in Europe and they are becoming more common in the United States.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

By Jason Bottlinger on February 28, 2022

If you have been hurt through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. It is essential to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before accepting any offer from an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies are in business for profit. The adjuster’s job is to minimize the company’s payout – not to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated. The following tips can help you maximize your personal injury claim.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

2022 Bowties and Books Scholarship

By Jason Bottlinger on February 28, 2022

Jason Bottlinger is grateful for everything he has been able to achieve in this great country, and he feels a personal obligation to give back to the community whenever he can. That’s why we invest in America’s future by helping students improve their lives through higher education. In this spirit, we’re proud to announce that our $2500 Bowties and Books Scholarship is open to any current college student or college-bound high school senior in America.

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Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Around Dogs

By Jason Bottlinger on February 15, 2022

It is a natural defense of dogs to bite. Even the friendliest dog can become frightened or angry in certain situations. If you have dogs in your home, visit people with canine family members, or go around them in other places, it is important to teach y­­­our children how to be safe around dogs.
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Posted in: Dog Bites

How to Collect Evidence After a Car Crash

By Jason Bottlinger on January 24, 2022

No matter how diligently you drive, there is always the risk of a motor vehicle collision on the roadways today. In 2020, there were 217 fatal crashes and 9,847 injury crashes in Nebraska, as reported by the state Department of Transportation (DOT).
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Safe Driving on Icy and Snowy Nebraska Roads

By Jason Bottlinger on January 18, 2022

Severe weather is a way of life in Nebraska during the winter months. In fact, over 110,000 people suffer from injuries that were incurred during snowy and icy weather on the roads in the United States every winter.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Investigate Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By Jason Bottlinger on December 23, 2021

Our elderly loved ones deserve to live in a safe, comfortable, healthful, friendly environment. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect are common occurrences today. Rates of abuse are high in nursing homes, with two out of three staff reporting that they have committed abuse in the past year, as stated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Opioid Trafficking Penalties in Nebraska

By Jason Bottlinger on December 15, 2021

Opioid addiction has become a major issue in our state and across the nation. The COVID pandemic has worsened the drug overdose epidemic, as stated in an issue brief by the American Medical Association (AMA). Among other drugs, the epidemic is driven by illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.

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Posted in: Legal

Have You Been Charged with Receiving Stolen Property in Nebraska?

By Jason Bottlinger on December 5, 2021

Anyone who willingly accepts goods he knows were unlawfully acquired may be charged with receiving stolen property. The crime of theft by receiving stolen property is defined in Nebraska Revised Statute 28-517. “A person commits theft if he receives, retains, or disposes of stolen movable property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen, unless the property is received, retained or disposed with intention to restore it to the owner.”

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How to Avoid Accidents with Trucks

By Jason Bottlinger on December 1, 2021

In a collision with a fully-loaded 18-wheeler weighing 80,000 lbs. or more, occupants of a 4,000 lb. passenger vehicles are likely to suffer serious injuries. A total of 5,005 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2019, including 64 in Nebraska, as reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMCSA). With the rapid increase in online buying, there are more large commercial trucks than ever on the roadways today. It makes sense to learn what to do to avoid a serious truck accident. The following tips can help you keep yourself and your passengers safe.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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