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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers are the backbone of America. Without the millions of farmers working grueling hours at challenging tasks, we wouldn’t have food on our tables, or much of a national economy. Unfortunately, working on a farm comes with a host of risks and is rated as the most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As part of its $13 billion national expansion for 2019, Google has announced plans to build a data center in Nebraska. Based on certain indications, it is possible that the center may be located in the Omaha area. Google’s investment in data centers and offices across the country will create a need for thousands of new employees, along with thousands of construction jobs in Nebraska.
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.
Looking on as your child flies from a swing and hits his head, or falls from monkey bars and breaks her arm, is a frightening moment no parent will ever forget. There is nothing worse for parents than witnessing their children get hurt when they are supposed to be playing around and having fun.
It is no secret that we love sports here in America. We can remember playing them as children, perhaps joining a team in high school or college, and we now attend games or watch them on TV as adults. So it is only natural that we let our children experience that same joy. Not only do children enjoy playing sports, but it provides great exercise and keeps them out of trouble! Sports are not without risks, though, and so it’s important to know what to do if an injury occurs.
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