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The Most Common Causes of Nursing Home Falls

By Jason Bottlinger on April 20, 2023

Falls in nursing homes can cause devastating injuries for older adults. Nursing home facilities and staff have a duty to exercise care to prevent elderly residents from the risk of falling. If your loved one has suffered a fall in an Omaha nursing home, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your options under the law.
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A Complete Guide to Truck Blind Spots

By Jason Bottlinger on April 10, 2023

A blind spot is an area immediately surrounding a vehicle that cannot be observed by a driver in the normal field of vision, including the rear view and side mirrors. Large commercial trucks have large blind spots around the front, sides, and back of the vehicle. If you cannot see the driver in the truck’s side mirror, you can safely assume the driver cannot see you.
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How Does Loss of Consortium Factor Into Injury Claims?

By Jason Bottlinger on March 20, 2023

Loss of consortium can significantly impact damages in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. It is a non-economic loss that may be difficult to calculate. A thorough understanding of loss of consortium is important in assisting our clients to receive fair compensation.
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The Driving Threats Posed by St. Patrick’s Day

By Jason Bottlinger on March 10, 2023

One of the most dangerous driving days of the year is right around the corner. In honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 with shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage, the wearing of the green, and plenty of green beer and other alcoholic beverages. With parades, pub crawls, and private parties, this is one of the worst days of the year for intoxicated drivers and pedestrians on the roadways.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

How Teenage Drivers Lose Concentration

By Jason Bottlinger on February 23, 2023

Teens in Nebraska can start driving as early as age 14 if they qualify for a school permit. Teen drivers are more likely than adults to cause a wreck. Nationwide, the fatal crash rate per miles driven for teens 16 to 19 years old is nearly three times the rate for drivers ages 20 and older, as stated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Truck Brake Errors That Endanger Everyone

By Jason Bottlinger on February 13, 2023

In a big rig, the braking systems are far different than is found in a passenger vehicle. A truck’s brakes must have the power to stop incredibly heavy vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Truck drivers need a special skill set correctly use air brakes, disc brakes, or drum brakes, or hydraulic brakes, particularly when traveling on a downhill slope. When drivers do not use the correct braking technique, it can cause the brakes to fail, leading to a deadly crash.
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How Cold Temperatures Make Driving More Dangerous

By Jason Bottlinger on January 20, 2023

It’s no secret that driving in icy and snowy conditions is hazardous. That’s why every driver in Nebraska will want to pack the right supplies for winter driving. There are also effective techniques that make it easier to drive in harsh winter weather.

In addition to making driving a lot more difficult, cold weather also has adverse effects on your car and the way it functions. Automobiles require additional care and maintenance during the cold months to prevent problems that could cause an accident or leave you stranded out in the cold.
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Safe Driving on Icy and Snowy Nebraska Roads

By Jason Bottlinger on January 5, 2023

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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High Trucker Turnover Endangers Everyone on the Road

By Jason Bottlinger on December 14, 2022

Experience matters in any job. And it makes a huge difference in the trucking industry. Inexperienced drivers make more mistakes, and those mistakes cost people their lives.

In recent years, several factors have combined to cause a surge in the number of people who are leaving the trucking industry. Poor working conditions, low pay, and long hours are some of the reasons why so many truckers are looking for new career opportunities.
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How Alcohol Makes It Harder to Spot Motorcycles

By Jason Bottlinger on December 4, 2022

Most motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles are caused by negligent car and truck drivers. In many cases, these drivers don’t even see the motorcycle rider until it’s too late.

Motorcycles have every right to use the road. And like everyone else on the road, it’s advisable for motorcycle riders to drive defensively to help avoid accidents. But when motorists are too intoxicated to even see a motorcycle that’s clearly within their field of vision, blame for the accident obviously falls upon the inebriated driver.
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