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Camp Lejeune Justice Act: What You Need to Know
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.
How Severe Is Your TBI?
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.
Soft Tissue Injuries from Car Accidents
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.
Winter Storms and the Dangers That Follow
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.
Why You Should Avoid Social Media During Your Personal Injury Case
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.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Nebraska
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.
Who Is Responsible for School Zone Crashes?
School zones are designed to help keep our children safe, along with their teachers and parents. Nevertheless, children walking, biking, or riding buses to school are at risk in school zones. Some drivers fail to follow school zone traffic rules, which can lead to serious collisions. Negligent drivers can be held accountable for the injuries they cause. If you or your child has been injured in a school zone wreck, you may have a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver.
The Long-Term Damage of Facial Fractures
Fractures in the face and skull can absolutely transform someone’s life. The bones of the skull lock together in an intricate manner. When any section is broken, the injury can result in deep scars and disfigurements, brain damage, and disabilities. To recover from a facial or skull fracture, you require extensive medical treatment, multiple surgeries, and months of pain and suffering. However, if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to cover all of your damages in a personal injury claim.
Why You Should Never Accept the First Offer
For the average family, suffering a serious injury in a car crash, slip-and-fall, or even a farm accident can be absolutely devastating. On top of worrying about paying rent and putting food on the table, you now have to contend with expensive medical bills and a long recovery period. That is why, when an insurance adjuster calls you with a settlement offer, you may jump at the chance to take it. But we are here to tell you that is a mistake.
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure After a Flood
Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health consequences, such as an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, a severe progressive lung disease. Exposure often occurs when a worker or homeowner inhales asbestos fibers, which then attach themselves to the lungs. In Nebraska, we often attribute the risk of exposure to working in older factories, demolition projects, or antique products, but there is another major risk few now about: natural disasters. Flooding and other natural disasters can damage homes that were built with material containing asbestos and lead to exposure among neighbors, cleanup crews, and first responders.
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