Personal Injury Blog
Agriculture is an important industry in Nebraska, having contributed more than $21 billion to the state’s economy in a single recent year, as reported by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Harvest seasons vary, depending on the crop, but when the season is in progress, you can expect to see more tractors, agricultural vehicles, and farm equipment on public roadways. While these vehicles are invaluable to Nebraska’s economic growth, sharing the roads with farming equipment poses multiple risks to other drivers.
All industries are built on mutual trust and respect between individuals and corporations. To legally enforce this trust, we often sign into a contract to ensure we are all following through on our obligations. If other members of the contract fail to fulfill their obligations under the contract, a breach of contract has occurred. This resulting breach of contract may result in you suffering economic losses. If these losses occurred because of the actions of another member in the contract, then you may be entitled to sue for damages, demand specific actions be taken, or terminate the contract.
A living will is a legal document stating your personal choices about end-of-life medical treatment. In case you are unable to speak with doctors yourself, it lays out the procedures and medications you do or do not want to receive to prolong your life. A living will is particularly important if you are at risk for Alzheimer’s or dementia. There may come a time when you are unable to make decisions for yourself, including choices about your care and treatment.
Nursing homes in Nebraska are closing down at a record pace, as reported in an article on KETV 7. As of November 2019, 14 nursing homes went out of business that year, bringing the total to 31 in the previous three years. This trend has created a crisis for many nursing home residents and their families. It has also created an economic ripple effect in the areas where the facilities have closed.
Despite it being illegal, some drivers flee the scene of an accident. They choose to take this action for many reasons – avoiding insurance claims, evading arrest if they know they’re driving while drunk, or other reasons. Unfortunately, victims of a hit-and-run are left injured and unable to file a claim against an unknown negligent driver.
Last year saw a significant increase in farm bankruptcies, with 37 farms going bankrupt in the state of Nebraska, the second-highest number of farm bankruptcies in the country. This increase is following a trend of rising annual farm bankruptcies in Nebraska and throughout the USA. This is a serious economic concern in our state, as agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska and employs more people than any other industry. While there are nationwide programs and trade deals that should help ease this situation in the future, many farmers are having difficulty breaking even and keeping a farm afloat. If your farm is at risk of going under, you may want to contact a Nebraska agricultural law attorney to discuss options and get assistance.
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After years of asserting that their iconic baby powder was safe to use and had no harmful side effects, Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered evidence of asbestos in the product.
According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, August saw an unprecedented wave of traffic deaths in a summer that was already troubled by fatalities.
A total of 30 people perished on Nebraska roads in the month of August 2019. That statistic is 173% higher than the 11 traffic deaths recorded between August 1st and August 29th of 2018. Eight of the 30 were children.
The dump truck driver who caused a deadly crash on Highway 370 has been criminally charged. Two children were killed in the crash.
Jesse O. Knight, 37, was arrested and charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and reckless driving. According to the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department, Knight was operating his dump truck in a careless manner, and that is what allegedly caused the deadly incident.
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