When a person is physically injured in an accident or as the result of negligence by another party, they are entitled to compensation. At Liberty Law Group, our personal injury attorneys advocate for our clients who have been injured in Nebraska and will pursue justice on their behalf through every step of the case which may include representation all the way through a jury trial.

Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm proudly represents Nebraskans in the communities of Omaha in Douglas County, Lincoln in Lancaster County, Papillion in Sarpy County and the surrounding areas of Saunders, Cass, Washington and Dodge Counties. We also take personal injury cases in Iowa including the communties of Council Bluffs in Pattawattamie County Iowa and surrounding areas. If you or a loved one has been injured and would like us to evaluate your case, please call our office at (402) 865-0501 to request a free consultation.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by Liberty Law Group

Personal Injury Lawsuits

In Nebraska, personal injury cases are where individuals seek compensation for harm caused by another’s negligence or wrongful acts. Common personal injury cases involve car accidents and slips and falls. Victims can initially file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer for expenses like medical bills and lost wages. If insurance doesn’t provide a fair settlement, victims may pursue a lawsuit. Nebraska has specific rules when it comes to personal injury cases, including a time limit for filing these lawsuits and a comparative negligence rule that reduces compensation if the injured person is partly responsible. Lawyers aim to help their clients understand and pursue these lawsuits, fighting to ensure that victims get the most compensation possible, given the circumstances.

  • Damages
  • Insurance Claims
  • Negligence

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

In Nebraska, wrongful death lawsuits are filed when someone’s death results from another’s negligence or wrongful act. The deceased’s family or estate representatives can file these suits, seeking compensation for funeral costs, lost financial support, and the family’s emotional pain. Typically, immediate relatives like spouses, children, or parents are eligible to file. Common causes include car accidents, medical errors, or workplace incidents. The goal of these lawsuits is to support the bereaved financially and to hold the responsible party accountable, seeking justice for a preventable loss.

Nursing Home Abuse / Elder Abuse

In Nebraska, nursing home or elder abuse refers to the mistreatment of older adults, often in care facilities. This abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual, or take the form of neglect. Physical abuse means causing pain or injury, while emotional abuse entails actions that lead to mental distress. Financial abuse involves misusing an elder’s money or property, and sexual abuse encompasses any forced sexual contact. Neglect is the failure to provide essential care, harming or risking the elderly individual’s well-being. Nursing home abuse lawyers protect the elderly’s rights and ensure justice by holding the abusers accountable.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in Nebraska occurs when healthcare professionals fail to provide reasonable care to a patient, resulting in harm. It covers situations like misdiagnosis, surgical errors, improper treatment, and medication mistakes. Patients affected by this type of negligence can seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and emotional trauma, among other things. Nebraska law requires proving the healthcare provider’s care fell below accepted standards and directly caused harm. This is why medical malpractice lawyers typically rely on the help of expert witnesses, who are physicians in the same profession as those accused of malpractice.

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication Error
  • Birth Injury

Premises Liability

Premises liability in Nebraska usually concerns injuries on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. Property owners are expected to keep their premises safe, addressing hazards like slippery floors or inadequate security. The level of care owed depends on the visitor’s status: invitees (there for business) are owed more care than trespassers. If someone is injured due to the owner’s negligence in maintaining safety, they can seek compensation for their injuries and related expenses.

  • Slip And Fall
  • Escalator Accident
  • Elevator Accident
  • Negligent Security

Product Liability

Product liability laws protect consumers, ensuring products meet safety and quality standards. Product liability lawsuits in Nebraska involve holding manufacturers, distributors, or sellers accountable for injuries from defective or unsafe products. If a product is flawed due to design, manufacturing errors, or insufficient instructions, and harms a consumer, that individual can pursue compensation. Nebraska law requires proving the product’s defect and its direct link to the injury. Defects might range from faulty car brakes to malfunctioning medical devices.

  • Defective Product
  • Dangerous Product

Types of Injuries

In Nebraska, personal injury cases involve a wide range of physical and emotional injuries from various incidents. These can include broken bones, burns, brain and spinal cord injuries, and emotional trauma like stress or anxiety. The type and extent of the injury influences the compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages.

  • Concussion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bone Fracture
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Neck Injury
  • Amputation
  • Back Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury

Dog Bites

Nebraska law uses a strict liability approach when it comes to dog bite cases, generally holding dog owners responsible for any harm their dog causes, regardless of the dog’s past behavior or the owner’s awareness of potential danger. This means that if a dog injures someone in the state, the owner is typically liable for the victim’s medical costs and other damages. However, exceptions exist, such as if the injured person was trespassing or provoking the dog.

Child Injuries

In Nebraska, child injury cases address harm to a child caused by another’s negligence or intentional act. These injuries may occur in various situations like car or playground accidents, school injuries, dog bites, or even cases of abuse. It’s important to show the injury resulted from someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. The lawsuits take into account the child’s age, injury severity, and long-term effects, medical and rehabilitation costs, and more. Since children can’t sue, a parent or guardian acts on their behalf. Child injury lawyers aim to ensure victims receive needed support and compensation for their recovery.

Drowning Accidents

In Nebraska, drowning accident lawsuits address incidents where negligence or inadequate safety measures lead to drowning or near-drowning. These cases often involve settings like public and private pools, water parks, or natural waters. These lawsuits involve determining if proper safety precautions, like fencing, lifeguard availability, and hazard warnings, were in place. To prevail in these lawsuits, drowning accident lawyer shows that the responsible party failed to ensure safety, leading to the accident. Claims may cover medical and rehabilitation costs, and in severe cases, funeral expenses and other compensation for the family’s loss.

Construction Accidents

In Nebraska, construction accident cases involve injuries at construction sites due to unsafe conditions or negligence. These incidents can include falls, being hit or crushed by equipment, electrocutions, or machinery-related injuries. The complexity of construction sites, with multiple contractors and various equipment, can complicate determining who is liable. Nebraska law allows injured workers to seek compensation, either through workers’ compensation, which covers medical costs and lost wages without needing to prove fault, or through personal injury lawsuits in cases of negligence.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Nebraska, motor vehicle accidents cover incidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other road vehicles. When an accident occurs, it often leads to legal issues focused on determining responsibility and figuring out damages. The typical process for victims starts with filing an insurance claim, as the driver at fault generally bears responsibility for the damages. Damages can include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If insurance doesn’t fully cover the losses (common in cases with underinsured or uninsured drivers), or if there’s a dispute over fault, individuals might file a personal injury lawsuit to seek additional compensation.

  • Car Accident
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Hit and Run Accident Victims
  • Distracted Driver Accident Victims
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Ridesharing Accidents / Uber / Lytft
  • DUI Accident Victims

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Nebraska | Liberty Law Group

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident it is your right to seek compensation through the Nebraska civil court system. The experienced trial attorneys at Liberty Law Group represent those seeking justice for a physical injury or other types of damages suffered at the hands of a negligent party or as the result of an accident. We aren’t afraid to take on the insurance party to guarantee our clients will be compensated to the maximum amount allowed under the policy and under the law. If you have been injured and would like to find out the best possible solutions to your case, contact our office at (402) 865-0501 to request a free consultation for your personal injury case.

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