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How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Actually Take?

By Jason Bottlinger on March 15, 2024

Legal proceedings related to personal injury cases in Nebraska can vary in duration and last from several months to several years. The extent of injuries, complexity of the case, and court schedules are some factors that can impact the duration of the proceedings.
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Electric Vehicle Fires and Dangers They Pose to Buildings

By Jason Bottlinger on August 20, 2023

Building fires can have devastating consequences. Every year from 2018 to 2020, an estimated 1,900 fatal residential fires occurred in the U.S., as reported by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). These fires caused an estimated annual average of 2,745 deaths, 625 injuries, and $230 million in lost property. Among the other potential causes, electric vehicles have caused building fires in recent years.
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Can PTSD Be Included in a Nebraska Personal Injury Claim?

By Jason Bottlinger on August 10, 2023

PTSD is an abbreviation for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a mental condition triggered by a traumatic event. Most personal injury incidents can cause PTSD, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, and pedestrian accidents. Damages for PTSD may be included in a personal injury claim; however, PTSD alone is not worth compensation.
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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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Camp Lejeune Justice Act: What You Need to Know

By Jason Bottlinger on September 1, 2022

Camp Lejeune is one if the worst water contamination cases in American history. Between 1953 and 1987, over one million people were exposed to highly toxic drinking water at the United States military base in North Carolina.
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How Severe Is Your TBI?

By Jason Bottlinger on March 18, 2022

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury that causes damage to the brain. This may occur as the result of shaking, a sudden change of movement, or direct impact to the head. TBIs range in magnitude from mild to severe.
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Soft Tissue Injuries from Car Accidents

By Jason Bottlinger on March 9, 2022

A tissue is a group of cells with a similar structure that work together to perform a particular function in your body. Skin, nerves, and blood are all types of tissue.
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Winter Storms and the Dangers That Follow

By Jason Bottlinger on January 5, 2022

Nebraska is a beautiful place to live. But you’ll want to be prepared for big storms in the wintertime and always pay attention to the weather report. When blizzard conditions hit, they can last for days at a time, so it’s crucial to stock up on provisions and take other precautions to stay safe and warm.
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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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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Nebraska

By Jason Bottlinger on October 1, 2021

If you have been injured through the negligence of another in Nebraska, you are entitled to seek compensation for your losses. The responsible party should compensate you for your economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, and loss of earning capacity, and for your non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. To recover compensation, if you are unable to negotiate a fair settlement, you will need to file a personal injury claim in civil court.

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