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Social Security Disability 101 for the Seriously Injured

If you, or a loved one, has been badly injured, and you’re unable to return to work, you need to have a basic understanding of Social Security Disability (SSD).  There are many common misconceptions about this federal benefit that can easily cloud…

I'm Injured, But I Don't Want to Sue Anyone!

I realize that nearly all of our clients want to avoid a lawsuit. Most detest the idea of filing suit for the sake of money. It sounds greedy and offensive. Not the kind of activity that we “Nebraska nice” Midwesterners are known for. I get that.…

Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Settle My Injury Claim?

Insurance companies understand your natural aversion to lawyers and lawsuits.  They will always advise you not to involve a lawyer.  Expect to hear comments like, “If you get a lawyer—he’ll take all the money” or “Don’t worry, we’ll t…

Why Aren't They Paying My Medical Bills? (I'm the Injury Victim!)

Nothing seems to upset car accident victims more than discovering the negligent driver’s insurance company won’t pay their medical expenses. The typical scenario:  You’re injured in an auto accident. The negligent driver’s insurance company…

Distracted Driving

Each day in the U.S. about 14 people are killed, and roughly 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a “distracted driver.” That’s 1 in 5 crashes. You might, at first, think of cell phone texting as the only real dang…
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Do Injury Claims Always Go To Court?

Simply stated, “no.” As a matter of fact, injury claims seldom go to court. In Nebraska, probably less than 5% of all injury claims are decided by a courtroom trial.  So, don’t let the stress and anxiety of a possible court proceeding keep you…
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Getting Paid After a Work Injury

Few people can financially withstand a complete loss of income following a workplace injury. You shouldn’t have to. But, you need to know your rights under Nebraska’s Workers’ Compensation law. (1)    Eligibility. State law provides that…
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"Buckle Up" - For Yourself, Your Family & Your Case

My first job out of law school was with the Adams County Attorney’s office in Hastings, Nebraska. While the courtroom experience was invaluable, the coroner duty was nightmarish (the county attorney also served as the “county coroner”). The tas…
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What To Do If You're Injured At Work: Workers' Compensation 101

No line of work is exempt from hazards, or a potential work place injury.  Whether you move semi trailers or sheets of paper – you risk the possibility of a work place injury.  If you are injured while on the clock, and performing your job duty,…
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Recovering on a "Wrongful Death" Action: FAQ's

1.   When can a claim for “Wrongful Death” be made? Whenever the death of a person is: Caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another person or company; and The negligence was such that if death had not ensued, the party injured could have ma…
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