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Questions We Hear from Our Nebraska Clients at Bottlinger Law L.L.C.

For over 15 years, Jason Bottlinger has been getting justice for accident injury victims in Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas. In that time, our firm has taken into account a number of common questions we hear from our clients. That’s why we’ve put together this list of FAQs.

Remember, if you were injured in an accident, we’re here to help. Contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. by calling (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.

How much does it cost to file a personal injury lawsuit?

It doesn’t cost any money to file a personal injury lawsuit with Bottlinger Law L.L.C., and you won’t owe us any money unless we win your case. We also provide a free consultation for personal injury clients.

Jason Bottlinger takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means a portion of the settlement or verdict will be set aside to cover your legal fees. In situations where a case goes to trial, the fee will be larger than if a pretrial settlement is reached.

You should only consider hiring a personal injury lawyer who offers a written contingency fee agreement in advance that clearly spells out how the attorney will determine their fees.

What type of personal injury cases do you handle?

You have the right to seek compensation if you were injured due to someone’s negligent behavior. Jason Bottlinger handles several types of personal injury accidents, including:

What’s the best way to choose a personal injury attorney?

When trying to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case, you’ll want to take a look at their legal background, including the types of cases they have won, their professional memberships, the reviews they have received from professional rating agencies, and testimonials from former clients.

Jason Bottlinger belongs to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Our firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and Jason Bottlinger was selected among the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Omaha by Expertise.com. He is also highly rated by Avvo.

It’s important to find an attorney you feel comfortable with. The best way to do this is by meeting with the attorney in person. Many clients find it helpful to write down a list of questions to ask during your consultation. You may wish to enquire about the attorney’s experience, case strategy, fees, and communication process. You can also bring along any relevant documents, such as medical records, police reports, photos, and correspondence with insurance companies.

Not only is he an accomplished legal professional, but Jason Bottlinger is a down-to-earth Midwesterner who inspires confidence in every client, so we’re sure you’ll enjoy meeting with him.

What should I do after an accident?

No matter what type of injury you or a loved one has suffered, there’s a list of steps that will make it easier for your attorney to file a successful personal injury claim.

  1. Seek medical attention right away.
  2. Collect contact information from everyone involved in the accident and any witnesses.
  3. Contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
  4. Use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene.
  5. Don’t discuss details of the accident with friends or on social media.
  6. Don’t sign any statements or agreements with an insurance company agent.
  7. Save receipts for all medical treatment you receive, as well as other expenses such as parking and transportation for therapy sessions.

Can I switch lawyers if I’m not satisfied with my current one?

Yes. You have the right to switch lawyers at any time if you are not satisfied. To ensure a smooth transition, you’ll want to discuss the matter with your new lawyer and your current lawyer.

How often will I be updated about the progress of my case?

Communication preferences vary, but your lawyer should provide regular updates on your case’s progress and be accessible when you have questions.

Should I talk to the insurance company without a lawyer?

It is recommended to consult with a lawyer before communicating with the insurance company to avoid possible pitfalls.

What if the other party denies fault in a personal injury case?

Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong case to establish liability by collecting and developing the following types of evidence:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Witness statements
  • Accident scene photos
  • Expert testimony
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Accident scene diagrams and digital reconstructions

Can I still file a personal injury claim if I am partially at fault?

Depending on your state’s laws, you may still be eligible for compensation, although it may be reduced based on your level of fault.

Do personal injury cases always go to court?

No. Many cases are settled out of court through negotiations, mediation, or arbitration.

How long does it take to resolve a personal injury case?

The timeline varies depending on multiple factors, including the complexity of the case, negotiations, or potential court proceedings.

What damages can I claim in a personal injury case?

Damages are monetary payments awarded to compensate for an injury or loss. Damages included in a personal injury claim or lawsuit may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Medical devices
  • Wrongful death

What if the other party doesn’t have insurance?

Your attorney will explore all possible avenues for compensation, including your own insurance policy, which may cover uninsured or underinsured motorists.

Can I still file a claim if the accident was a hit-and-run?

Yes. You can file a claim with your own insurance under the uninsured motorist coverage.

Were You Injured by Someone’s Careless Behavior?

If somebody hurt you, they should have to pay for it. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we treat every client like our only client. Take the first step toward recovery by calling us at (402) 505-8234 today.

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Jason Bottlinger has been named one of the Top 40 Lawyers under the age of 40 in the state by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Our firm has a perfect A+ from the Better Business Bureau of Nebraska, which grades based on 13 different factors.

“Can’t recommend enough. Jason and his staff were professional, pleasant, and explained the whole trust/ will process thoroughly and in terms I could understand. Just a very positive experience with something I was admittedly far from excited to do.”
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