Personal injury describes the harm that one person suffers due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another person or company. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a car accident caused by a speeding or drunk driver, for example, you have sustained a personal injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury because of someone else's negligence, call Dyer Law toll free at 1-888-393-7529 or contact us via email. We're ready to help with a free initial consultation. We handle injury claims anywhere in Nebraska, including Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus, Scottsbluff, Ogallala and Offutt Air Force Base.
Understanding Personal Injury Law
Personal injuries can arise from a number of different circumstances, including vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and drunk driving accidents. Regardless of the cause, a personal injury can cause significant pain and suffering to the victim – often making the most ordinary and essential daily tasks difficult to perform. Some personal injury victims even lose their ability to earn a living, causing both emotional and financial consequences for the victim’s family.
Dyer Law has been helping Nebraska personal injury victims since 1992. We understand the devastation personal injuries can cause, and we believe strongly in your right to a legal resolution. Our attorneys have represented victims of a variety of personal injury cases, with a special focus on automobile and drunk driving accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious personal injury, you need experienced help from a law firm familiar with Nebraska personal injury law. You need Dyer Law.
Making a Personal Injury Claim in Nebraska
Nebraska law states that in order to succeed in a personal injury case you must prove that the person or company responsible for your injury was "negligent" or failed to use “reasonable care.” Specifically, negligence is established by proving:
- The existence of a duty owed to you by the person who caused your injury
- The other person failed to carry out that duty
- The other person's failure caused you to have the injury
- You suffered damages
Note that there are exceptions – if you were hurt by a consumer product, then you must prove that the product was defective and caused your injury. And if your actions partially contributed to your injury, the amount of damages you can recover will be affected by your role. If you were less than 50% to blame, you can still recover – but the amount will be less than if you held no blame at all. The type of damages you can file a claim for also varies from case to case, but may include:
- Medical expenses – including those already incurred and future estimated costs
- Lost time from work – including time spent at doctor or therapy visits
- Property damage
- Costs associated with hiring someone to perform household tasks if your injury prevented you from performing them
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Emotional distress – including depression and damage to family relationships
- Lost or diminished earning ability
- Injuries that caused the death of a loved one may also be grounds for a wrongful death suit
Have an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer at Your Side
Personal injury cases can be complex – but legal action may be essential to recover the compensation needed to move forward with your life and prevent further damage to you or your family. Insurance companies don’t always offer adequate and fair settlements without intervention by a qualified lawyer. You should be able to focus on your future recovery without worrying about how you will pay for medical care and other essential costs caused by your injury.
At Dyer Law, our attorneys have extensive experience with the court system and insurance companies. We’ve represented personal injury victims throughout Nebraska, including Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Buffalo, Hall, Lincoln and Lancaster Counties – and we’re ready to help you. Dyer Law offers prospective clients an initial case evaluation for FREE in person or over the phone. Contact us seven days a week by calling 1-888-393-7529 or via email.