Personal Injury

Suffering through a personal injury is a traumatic experience for everyone involved, but none more so than the person who was actually hurt. Legally, personal injury refers to any situation in which your body, mind, or emotions were damaged because of someone else's negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death and is also known as tort law. If you can relate to this definition, then we can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Types of Cases We Handle

We take on personal injury cases involving:

  • Car Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death

The Basics of Filing a Personal Injury Claim

When it comes to filing a claim, the intent is irrelevant. In other words, even if the personal injury was caused by accident and not purposefully, the person, business, or organization who is at fault still can and should be held responsible. That said, there are three major aspects that are considered in determining your award:

  1. Statute of Limitations - When did the injury happen?
  2. Liability - Who is at fault? Did you play any role in acquiring the injuries?
  3. Extent of Suffering - How badly were you injured? What impact do the injuries have on the quality of your life?

Do you need help seeking compensation?

We can help

More on the Statute of Limitations

A statute of limitations is a time limit the state sets that dictates how much time you have to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations varies for different types of cases. In Nebraska, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Once that window has closed, the court won't even hear out your case and your chances of receiving any type of compensation will be lost.

The statute of limitations is only two years if you're filing a claim against the state of Nebraska.

More on Liability: Sharing Fault

Because of Nebraska's modified comparative fault rule, when you share fault in the injury, your award can be reduced or eliminated completely. How much you receive is based on the degree to which you were at fault. Whatever percentage the court deems is your fault will be the percentage that's deducted from your award.

For example, if your total award is $10,000 but the court finds that 15% of the injury was due to an action or negligence on your part, then your award will be reduced to $8,500.

If the injury is 50% your fault or more, then you won't receive any type of award.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska

Personal injuries are devastating to experience. Whether the injury stemmed from a car accident or slip and fall, they can change the quality of our lives forever. Even more devastating is losing a loved one to wrongful death. If you've had to endure any of these experiences, Abrahamson Law Office can help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation