Personal Injury

Learn About Omaha's Personal Injury Attorney

Get the benefit of experience that is needed to guide your accident or personal injury case. When you're suffering from serious injuries and dealing with financial difficulties you shouldn't have to deal with a reluctant insurance company. We're here to help take the burden off your shoulders.
Client filling in a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims

Following your personal injury you should contact your lawyer as soon as possible. This gives you the advantage of having a lawyer involved right from the beginning. After an accident, contacting your lawyer can be the last thing on your mind, but having one from the beginning helps ensure that you don't miss any important legal deadlines and that your case moves toward a successful resolution.

Filing a lawsuit

If you've suffered from an injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you must make a formal claim with the insurance company of the responsible party. In some cases when we're negotiating on your behalf, the insurance company will offer a settlement. In other cases, when the insurance company won't settle, you can ask us to file a lawsuit in order to get the compensation to which you're entitled.

In order to begin building a strong case for your claim, your lawyer will start gathering information including:

 - Medical records relating to your injuries
 - Evidence of lost wages if you have been unable to work due to injury
 - Medical bills and expenses of other treatments such as therapy
 - Police reports related to your accident
 - Contact information and statements from any witnesses to the accident
 - Contact information for all doctors, hospitals, emergency personnel and     other healthcare providers that treated you for your injuries

Lawsuit process

If a negotiated settlement isn't possible or does not result in an offer from the insurance company that is acceptable to you, you can direct your attorney to file a lawsuit in order to pursue your claim.

Once you have filed a formal lawsuit an exchange of information between both sides will go on. Your lawyer will handle requests for documents, interrogatories (written questions) and depositions (the oral questioning of witnesses and those directly involved).

If settlement does not occur prior to a court date which has been set then the case proceeds to trial to determine who is legally responsible and how much financial compensation is appropriate in your case.
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