If you’ve been seriously hurt by the negligence of another party, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. This process can be confusing, which is why Dyer Law is here to help. We don’t want you to navigate the legal maze alone, especially after a distressing injury. When you’re ready, give our team a call today for a free, no-pressure consultation.
Understanding Personal Injury Cases
Unfortunately, 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 victims even lose their ability to earn a living, causing both emotional and financial distress for the victim’s family. Dyer Law understands this distress and promises to treat you like more than a client. We want to be your support system as we fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Here are a few examples of personal injury cases we work on:
Since many cyclists share the road with cars and other motor vehicles, they are at higher risk of getting in an accident. Motor collisions, road conditions, and bike defects are all reasons why you may experience a cycling accident. If you or a loved one has been injured because of this, you can file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall accident can be disruptive and many times is the result of negligent maintenance. If you fall on another person’s or organization’s property, the property owner may be held liable for your injury. A personal injury claim will help you recover damages for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
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
Pedestrian accidents happen when a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian. This can happen if:
- The driver wasn’t paying attention
- Design defects in crosswalk locations
- Motor vehicles and bikes not yielding for pedestrians at crosswalks
Urban areas have a much higher number of pedestrian accidents, but rural areas also see a number of pedestrian accents due to gravel and winding roads. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, reach out to Dyer Law so we can support you on your journey toward recovery and compensation.
Dog bites can cause serious harm to victims such as infection, facial scarring, traumatic stress, and more. The cost of medical bills can be expensive, and a personal injury claim can help you recover damages. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you’ll need to prove the following to receive compensation for damages:
- The defendant owned the dog in question.
- The bite happened on public property or while the victim was lawfully present on the property of the owner.
If you are in an accident that someone else is responsible for, you deserve maximum compensation and care. However, this process can feel overwhelming, which is why working with an experienced and friendly attorney at Dyer Law can help you understand your rights and make sure you receive a fair settlement. Dyer Law knows that there is a person behind the injury case, and we’re here to guide you through.
The Dyer Law Process
No matter what, Dyer Law works hard to simplify the complicated legal process. That way you can continue focusing on what truly matters in your life. Here’s what you can do to make the first step:
Contact our team to set up your free consultation.
A member of our team will meet with you in person or on the phone to learn more about your situation.
We’ll help you to understand your rights while providing professional advice on how you should move forward.
If we mutually decide to move forward with your case, we will get started and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury FAQs
Need to learn more about personal injury cases? Get more information about your rights and what damages you can recover from our frequently asked questions.
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Sometimes it can be difficult to know if you have a strong personal injury claim. However, most personal injury claims are filed on the basis of negligence. In order to prove this you’ll need to show the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty of care
- You incurred damages as a result
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
In accordance with Nebraska Law, there is a time limit of four years for filing personal injury cases in the state’s civil court system. Starting your case as early as possible is best, but you want to make sure you have a firm understanding of your injuries and damages before the case is resolved.
What Type of Damages Could I Qualify For?
There are a number of damages you can recover from a personal injury claim, and if you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligence, you deserve full compensation. This can include things like:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
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Contact Dyer Law
Have you been injured due to someone else’s carelessness? Dyer Law will work closely with you to make sure you’re represented by people who care about what you’re going through. Our mission is to see that you receive a fair settlement. If you feel that you have a personal injury case and need somebody to talk to, Dyer Law will always be here for you—even if you just need to sort through some questions. Give our team a call today for a no-pressure, free consultation.
The Ultimate Guides
Dyer Law attorneys have authored two books to provide you helpful information when you are involved in an accident or workers’ compensation situation. Both are available free from Dyer Law.