Personal Injury Blog

Intersection Accidents (and How to Avoid Them)

By Jason Bottlinger on April 9, 2019

The light turns green. You press down on the accelerator, but as you begin to cross the street, your car is jolted violently from the side, smashing into the car next to it. What just happened?

You were the victim of an intersection accident. And you’re not alone. In the United States in the past few years, about 50% of all traffic injuries and 25% of all vehicle-related deaths have occurred in intersections. So what can you do to be safer? Our law firm’s infographic has a few tips.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Jason Bottlinger Talks Medical Malpractice

By Jason Bottlinger on March 27, 2019

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., one of our jobs is to bring lawsuits against doctors and hospitals who mistreat their patients. It’s tough to do, and requires more specialized, scientific knowledge than a personal injury claim over a car collision. But we consider is a necessary part of keeping people accountable for their actions, whether they have a medical license or not.

Our founding attorney, Jason Bottlinger, recently sat down to answer some common questions about medicine goes wrong in Omaha.
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Importance of Individual Representation for Our Veterans

By Jason Bottlinger on March 20, 2019

When a defective product or service has hurt an entire group of people, the injured parties can file a class action lawsuit, allowing all who were harmed to recover damages. You may have received postcards in the mail, informing you that a lawsuit has been filed and that you’ve been identified as being potentially eligible for participation. While it may seem like participating in a class action would require nothing more than responding to such a notice, the process is actually very complicated. But just because it isn’t simple, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. If you’ve been harmed by a company’s negligence, you should do everything you can to get the compensation you deserve, including contacting an attorney who can advise and represent you.
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Posted in: Product Liability

In the Aftermath of Omaha’s Latest Blizzard, Here Are Some Safety Tips

By Jason Bottlinger on February 25, 2019

This year, the Midwest has been experiencing what some people are calling a “polar vortex”—a cold snap that has taken at least 21 lives across the United States. This past weekend in Nebraska, we had a blizzard that kicked up heavy snow and reduced visibility to near-zero. These whiteout conditions closed Interstate 80 and caused numerous vehicle crashes.
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Posted in: Personal Injury

Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Renews Its “Bowties and Books” Scholarship

By Jason Bottlinger on February 5, 2019

Last year, our Omaha law firm launched a $1,000 nationwide scholarship for exemplary young scholars. We whittled over nine hundred applications down to five finalists, but couldn’t pick a winner—so we chose two! Please have a look at their winning essays here, and be inspired. Because it’s happening again.
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Posted in: Firm News

Nebraska Has New Child Passenger Laws

By Jason Bottlinger on January 30, 2019

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of child injury in the United States. Over 100,000 children were hurt and over 1,000 killed in car accidents in 2015. That’s an average of three children killed and nearly 500 injured every day.

We’re sad to say that in 2017, five children under the age of 15 were killed and 1,284 more were injured in Nebraska alone. Though more than 97% of Nebraskan children are buckled into safety seats as of the latest survey taken by the Department of Transportation, they are more vulnerable in car crashes, especially when it comes to spinal cord or head injuries. To combat this, the State took action.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Why You Need an Attorney for Estate Planning

By Jason Bottlinger on January 22, 2019

Protecting your family after your death is not an easy subject to think about, but as the new year rolls in and you think about your resolutions, it is a very important one – especially if you want to ensure your assets go to the right people.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Children’s Hospital in Omaha Under Fire for “Atrocious” Conduct

By Jason Bottlinger on January 11, 2019

“To improve the life of every child: At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, this is our mission – and it’s the heart of everything we do.”

An unflattering spotlight has been cast on Children’s Hospital in Omaha after a lawsuit with serious allegations was filed on Friday, January 4th.
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Hernia Mesh Failure Causes Dangerous Side Effects

By Jason Bottlinger on December 26, 2018

Hernia mesh implants have been a popular way for surgeons to fix hernias for many years now. But hernia mesh repairs have been known to bring about a lot of unwanted side effects, some of them life-threatening. These complications are especially common with certain types of mesh. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a class I recall (the most serious type) on counterfeit surgical mesh.
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Posted in: Product Liability

The Ever-Present Danger of Tractor-Trailers

By Jason Bottlinger on December 19, 2018

There are a few reasons why tractor-trailer wrecks can be much more dangerous than car wrecks. The obvious one is the size and weight of these vehicles. A tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. That’s 16 times the weight of your average passenger car! With that much mass, any wrong move by the trucker can be deadly.
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Posted in: Truck Accidents

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