The costs after a personal injury accident, including emergency room visits, doctor appointments, medications, and physical therapy, add up fast. The fact that these injuries usually come as a surprise makes it very difficult to be prepared financially for these situations. If the accident was the fault of someone else, they should be responsible for the costs.
You have a limited time to file for compensation. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you and your family get compensation. We have an Omaha personal injury lawyer here who can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit. You have a right to seek compensation. It is not right that you have to deal with the aftermath of an accident that did not need to happen. Call us today at (800) 730-1331 for a free consultation.
Get Fair Compensation
You may have been financially prepared for some aspects of your accident, but not others. Many of us have health insurance, but that does not cover everything you will need. Aside from that, even with health insurance, you have out of pocket costs.
You may need to pay for things like extra childcare if you are not able to move around as freely, transportation if you are unable to drive, or help with cooking and cleaning at home. Even a minor injury can come with costs like this that you could not foresee.
Some of the costs you could recover include:
- Medical bills for all the appointments, medications, and equipment needed to treat your injuries and prevent further damage
- Lost wages for any time you have already missed at work or any time you will need to take off because of your accident
- Property damage if your accident involved your bicycle, car, or any other property that ended up damaged or destroyed
- Diminished earning capacity for when you can no longer earn what you did before the accident because of your injuries
- Accommodations made to your home so that you can continue living there comfortably, such as a ramp
- Damages that do not have an easily determined dollar value, such as pain and suffering, inconvenience, humiliation, and emotional distress
It can be hard to pinpoint the correct amount to include in your lawsuit. A lawyer can help you figure out what the total damages have cost you. The injury itself has cost you money, but the injury impacted many other areas of your life. You deserve compensation for that as well.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Omaha, call 800-730-1331
You Have a Limited Time to File
It can be difficult to think about starting a legal process after your accident. You may still be recovering from your injuries and trying to get your daily life back in order. You could even still be dealing with new injuries from the accident, as some do not become apparent right away. Even so, it is important to begin the process as soon as you can. You have a limited amount of time.
According to Nebraska Revised Statute §25-207, you have four years from the time of your injury to recover damages, in most cases. There are some exceptions depending on the circumstances of your case. For instance, Nebraska Revised Statute §25-208 spells out the statute for malpractice, which is two years.
Consult with an Omaha personal injury lawyer from our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC about your case to learn how the statute of limitations applies. We can handle the legal legwork while you focus on recovery. You and your family should not have to shoulder the burden of your personal injury alone.
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We Can Guide You
Each personal injury case is different. The details, circumstances, and setting all vary in an accident. That means each case requires an examination to determine who is at fault and who is responsible for damages.
We will need to prove that someone else was at fault for your accident in order to get compensation. If the other person, whether it be a property owner, driver, or someone else, is saying that you are the one to blame for your accident, you do not need to take their word for it. You can hire a lawyer to handle the details.
You can suffer a personal injury in many ways. Some of these scenarios could constitute a criminal charge for the person responsible, in addition to your civil lawsuit:
- Dog bite
- Car accident
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Abuse or neglect
- Assault or battery
- Sexual assault
These are all vastly different scenarios. Some involve willful harm toward another person. Some are wholly avoidable accidents. No matter what the circumstances of your accident are, you can speak with a law firm to learn about your options.
Nebraska practices comparative negligence. Nebraska Revised Statute §25-21,185.09 lays out these rules. That means it is possible that you are partly responsible for your accident. Even so, if you are somewhat at fault, you could still collect damages. The awards you receive will be dependent on how much of the fault you bear. We can fight to get you as much compensation as possible.
You do not need to know Nebraska law because we do. We understand how the law affects different cases, and we can use that knowledge to guide you step-by-step.
Do Not Delay
Our team is waiting to talk with you. We can discuss the details of your case and tell you how much you could receive in awards. You can get back damages such as medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. You have four years from the time of your accident, in most cases. If you wait too long, the court may dismiss your case.
The time to start is now. Contact us today, and we can pair you with an Omaha personal injury lawyer from our team. We can help you get what you deserve in your case. Call today at (800) 730-1331 for a free consultation about your case. You will only pay us if we win. Let Ben Crump Law, PLLC go to work for you.