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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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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

You Don’t Have to Physically Harm Someone to Be Charged With Domestic Assault

By Jason Bottlinger on November 21, 2021

The term “domestic assault” typically conjures up images of actual physical abuse. When someone mentions domestic assault, we tend to think of battered spouses and smashed belongings. In fact, domestic assault does not necessarily have to be physical. It may involve controlling behavior, verbal abuse, or other acts that do not cause actual physical harm.

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Why You Should Avoid Social Media During Your Personal Injury Case

By Jason Bottlinger on November 16, 2021

Many people use social media today, for networking and to stay connected with family and friends. Although it may be a great tool for communication, social media can seriously impact your personal injury claim – and not in a good way. The best solution may be to deactivate your social media accounts for the duration of your case.

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When a Dog Bites Your Child

By Jason Bottlinger on November 11, 2021

When a dog attacks a child, it is a traumatic experience for the parents as well as the child. It is important to remain calm and get medical care for your child as soon as possible. Your child’s health and wellbeing are the top priority. The following are the steps you should take if a dog bites your child.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

What’s the Difference Between First Degree and Second Degree Murder?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 7, 2021

Under Nebraska law, homicide is defined as the killing of a person by another. First degree murder and second degree murder are two distinct categories of homicide. Other categories of homicide include voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide.

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Motorcycle Crash? The Other Side Doesn’t Fight Fair

By Jason Bottlinger on November 3, 2021

As riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, a motorcycle crash can cause serious or catastrophic injuries. Even when another driver caused your injuries, insurance companies will fight in court to avoid paying just compensation for a motorcycle crash claim. The defense will come up with multiple strategies in an effort to minimize the insurance company’s payout.

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How Poor Vehicle Maintenance Leads to Traffic Accidents

By Jason Bottlinger on October 25, 2021

Like all machinery, to function properly, motor vehicles need regular maintenance. Routine maintenance not only extends the life of the vehicle, but also helps keep drivers, passengers, and others on the roadways safe. Failure to maintain a vehicle in safe working order can lead to accidents and injuries. Car owners who fail to inspect their vehicles and perform needed maintenance and repairs may be liable for a crash.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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