At Cullan & Cullan LLC, we understand that the aftermath of a personal injury can be overwhelming. Our primary goal is to alleviate your stress and help you get your life back on track. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you navigate the complexities of personal injury law and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Here are some of the key services we offer in Elcorn and throughout Nebraska:
- Free Initial Consultation: We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to assess the details of your case and determine the best course of action.
- Thorough Investigation: Our legal team will conduct a comprehensive investigation to gather evidence, speak to witnesses, and analyze all relevant documentation to build a strong case on your behalf.
- Expert Legal Representation: With years of experience in personal injury law, our attorneys are well-equipped to negotiate with insurance companies and represent you in court if necessary.
- Maximizing Compensation: We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
- Compassionate Support: Our attorneys understand the physical and emotional toll a personal injury can take. We are here to provide you with compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.
Call (402) 882-7080 or fill out our online contact form today to request a free consultation.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a legal term that refers to physical, emotional, or psychological harm suffered by an individual as a result of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another person, entity, or organization. Personal injury cases typically involve one party (the injured party or plaintiff) seeking compensation or damages from another party (the defendant) for the harm they've endured. These cases are a significant part of civil law and can encompass a wide range of situations.
Here are some common types of personal injury cases:
- Car Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. These cases involve injuries sustained by drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or cyclists due to the negligence of another driver, such as speeding, distracted driving, or drunk driving.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: These cases involve injuries resulting from slips, trips, or falls on someone else's property due to hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or insufficient warnings.
- Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice cases arise when healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, or hospitals, fail to provide a standard level of care, leading to patient injuries. Examples include surgical errors, misdiagnoses, medication mistakes, or birth injuries.
- Premises Liability: Apart from slip and fall cases, premises liability covers injuries sustained on another person's property due to unsafe conditions. This can include accidents at stores, restaurants, amusement parks, or private residences.
- Product Liability: Product liability cases involve injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, including defective toys, electronics, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, or household appliances.
- Workplace Accidents: These cases involve injuries sustained while on the job due to unsafe working conditions, inadequate training, equipment failures, or the negligence of an employer or co-worker. Workers' compensation claims often fall under this category.
- Assault and Battery: Personal injury claims can also arise from intentional acts, such as physical assaults, which result in injuries. These cases may involve both criminal charges and civil lawsuits.
- Nursing Home Abuse: When elderly residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities suffer physical, emotional, or financial abuse or neglect, their families may file personal injury claims against the facility or staff responsible.
- Wrongful Death: When a person's injuries prove fatal, their surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. This type of case seeks compensation for the loss of a loved one's life and the associated financial and emotional damages.
Nebraska Personal Injury Law
Nebraska is a fault, or "tort," state when it comes to personal injury law, particularly in the context of car accidents. In a fault-based system, the at-fault party (the one responsible for causing the accident) is typically liable for the injuries and damages incurred by the other party or parties involved in the accident.
Keep in mind, Nebraska follows a modified comparative negligence system, which means that if an injured party is found to share some degree of fault for the accident, their compensation may be reduced in proportion to their level of fault. However, if the injured party is determined to be 50% or more at fault, they may be barred from recovering any compensation.
Generally, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is four years from the date of the injury.
Why Choose Us?
When you choose Cullan & Cullan LLC Legal as your Elcorn personal injury lawyers, you are selecting a firm with a proven track record of success.
Here are some reasons why we stand out among personal injury law firms in Nebraska:
- Experience: Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in personal injury law, and we have successfully handled a wide variety of cases, from minor injuries to catastrophic accidents.
- Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize our clients' needs and interests above all else. Your well-being and satisfaction are our top priorities.
- Resources: Cullan & Cullan LLC Legal has the resources needed to conduct thorough investigations, consult with experts, and build a compelling case on your behalf.
- Proven Results: Our firm has a history of achieving favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those we represent.
- Local Knowledge: We have an in-depth understanding of the local legal landscape in Elcorn and throughout Nebraska, which can be a significant advantage in your case.
Contact us today at (402) 882-7080 to learn how we can help you recover your entitled compensation.