Crashes can happen almost anywhere, and the devastation they cause can be shattering. In many cases, crashes end up resulting in serious injuries for at least one victim, block off roadways and damage the surrounding area.
You can find plenty of pop culture references to dogs biting or chasing mail carriers. It shows up in cartoons, movies and TV shows. But don't make the mistake of thinking that it's a myth or just some sort of stereotype. It's a very real risk for mail carriers in Nebraska and all over the United States.
Dog bites typically are not random events. They may feel unexpected to people, who often have no idea what they could have done to avoid the incident. The reality, though, is that dogs usually bite because of triggering events, which can be avoided.
We know that texting and driving -- and any other type of distracted driving -- can turn deadly. Every day, accidents take lives all over Nebraska. When a driver looks down at a cellphone for even a split-second, that's enough of a distraction to cause a catastrophic wreck. No text is short enough to be safe.
The back-to-school season is in full swing. If you are a parent, then you probably also double as your child’s chauffeur. Between driving your kids to school, playdates and extracurricular activities, you may as well open your own driving service. But even if you spend more time in your care than you do in your home, you may not know an important fact about car seats.
Congratulations to my colleague, L. Todd Kelly, of North Austin, Texas, for recovering $5,015,000.00 for the family of a child killed by a chained-up pit bull.
Most car accidents and crashes are caused by irresponsible drivers. Most irresponsible drivers refuse or fail to maintain adequate insurance coverage to cover the harms and losses they cause by driving negligently. Thus, it is important to be aware what you have to do in order to make a claim for UM/UIM benefits.
A loading dock is a chaotic, dangerous place. On a typical work shift, dozens of semi-trucks come and go, various kinds of material-handling equipment move freight across the floor, and large numbers of employees work in and around the dock. To stay safe, you have to be acutely aware of your own actions, as well as the actions of others. Even then, you may be injured. You can fall off the dock, be run over by a truck, be pinned or crushed between a truck and the loading dock, or injure yourself while loading or unloading materials. Loading dock injuries run the gamut, from sprains and fractures, to amputations and crushing's to death.
If you are eligible for Medicare benefits, or soon will be, you have additional considerations when deciding whether to settle a workers' compensation or personal injury claim. In some cases, Medicare will require a sum of money to be set aside to cover your future medical expenses resulting from a work-related injury or a non-work-related injury that resulted from someone's negligence. (Currently, there is no requirement for a set-aside in negligence cases, but that is another discussion for another day.)