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What a Nebraska Accident Can Teach Us About Liability

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on October 1, 2017

headlamp-2940_1920Last July, a tragic accident occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 80. The accident left two parents and their three children dead. Read the rest »

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Wrongful Death Suits Filed After Actor’s Accident

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on December 29, 2015

In a tragic twist, Paul Walker, the young actor who rose to fame starring in Hollywood’s Fast and Furious franchise, was killed two years ago in a high speed car crash. Recently, the late actor’s father filed a wrongful death claim against Porsche, the car’s manufacturer. Read the rest »

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Pilot of Crashed Nebraska Plane Identified

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on December 15, 2015

Authorities have identified the pilot who was killed when his small plane crashed. According to a report on WOWT Channel 6, the 65 year old Omaha man had just taken off from Eppley Airfield when he radioed that he was experiencing problems with his plane.

The pilot was attempting to fly back to Eppley when he hit a power line and crashed across the Mississippi River near Council Bluffs, Iowa. The pilot didn’t specify what problems he was experiencing, but witnesses on the ground say the plane, a Piper PA 46 TurboProp, was flying very low. A former firefighter who saw the plane go down checked on the pilot but found no pulse. The crash is currently being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Read the rest »

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Omaha Family Awaits Outcome of Wrongful Death Suit

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on October 12, 2015

The family of murder victim Melissa Rodriguez is awaiting a judge’s decision about a wrongful death suit filed against the Omaha Police Department and the Lasting Hope Recovery Center. According to Omaha’s KETV 7, Melissa was killed by her mentally disturbed boyfriend in August of 2013. Read the rest »

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Understanding Wrongful Death in Nebraska

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on November 19, 2014

When the negligence of another person or party causes a fatal injury, the family might consider bringing a “wrongful death” lawsuit. One way to think of a wrongful death case is as a personal injury claim in which the injury has claimed a life. Because the injured person is no longer available to bring their own claim to court and seek compensation, the estate or family members must do it for them.

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The wrongful death claim in Nebraska is usually filed by the legal representative of the deceased person’s estate. In many cases, the legal representative is a family member who is listed as legal representative in the deceased person’s will or estate plan. Read the rest »

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What Is a “Wrongful Death” Claim?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on February 10, 2014

Legal Action after a deathIn Nebraska, the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate may bring a “wrongful death” claim to court if the person is believed to have died as the result of another person’s or company’s negligence.  Wrongful death claims may seek compensation and accountability after a car accident, an injury caused by a defective product, a medical malpractice situation, or in many other situations.

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