Potential Compensation in an Accident Case
The central component of any personal injury lawsuit is physical harm. Even in seemingly minor accidents, the at-fault party could be held liable for all medical costs associated with your injury. However, you should not stop at seeking compensation for medical bills.
A personal injury claim should take the full impact of the incident into account.
For instance, you may lose significant earnings from missed time at work. You may also endure severe pain and loss of enjoyment of life. A Nebraska or Iowa personal injury lawyer from our office can work with you to determine your full losses and demand compensation.
Nebraska and Iowa Deadlines for Personal Injury Cases
In Nebraska, personal injury lawsuits alleging negligence must be filed in compliance with the statute of limitations. As stated in Nebraska Revised Statutes § 25-207, plaintiffs have four years from the date of their accident to submit a lawsuit against the at-fault party. For Iowa, the civil statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of your injury.
Failure to take legal action within the approved timeframe will almost certainly result in your case being dismissed. To ensure that you have the chance to bring your case to trial, we recommend hiring a lawyer as soon as you can.
A personal injury attorney at Berry Law in Nebraska or Iowa will be able to get your lawsuit filed before the four year due date, if you give them enough time to do so. If you’ve been putting off legal action for several years you do not want to miss the filing deadline. The sooner you contact a Nebraska personal injury lawyer, the better.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney in Nebraska and Iowa Charge?
If you’re facing the financial impact of exorbitant medical bills, lost income, and vehicle repair costs, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying for an attorney. That’s what our personal injury lawyers in Nebraska and Iowa believe and it’s why they offer their counsel for a contingency-fee.
A contingency fee is a percentage of your settlement or court award that your attorney will take instead of charging an upfront fee. We don’t get paid in personal injury cases unless you win. If you don’t win your case, you won’t be expected to pay our lawyers.
What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in an Accident
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or another type of incident that was caused by a negligent individual or entity, you should seek medical attention from a physician or hospital. If your injuries aren’t life-threatening, there are a few important steps to take before you seek treatment.
- First, you should call local law enforcement and exchange contact and insurance information with the person who caused the incident you were harmed in.
- Next, take photos of your injuries and the accident scene.
- Finally, if possible and write down phone numbers and names of witnesses
Taking these simple steps might make it easier for you or our Nebraska and Iowa personal injury lawyers to secure the compensation you deserve. Once you’ve taken these steps, we urge you to get checked out by a doctor, as some injuries may be hard to detect immediately after the accident.
What Types of Cases Do Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nebraska and Iowa Handle?
Criminal offenses may be federal crimes or state crimes. Serious criminal offenses are charged as felonies. Felonies include:
- drug charges
- other serious offenses
Sometimes, aggravated versions of misdemeanor offenses such as assault and theft are considered felonies as well.
No matter the severity of the charge you are facing, an experienced criminal defense attorney from Berry Law can help. Even misdemeanor crimes such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, simple assault, and theft can have long-term effects on your future.
Defending Against Criminal Charges in Nebraska and Iowa
There are numerous defenses that a skilled attorney can employ to refute your criminal charges. The appropriate defense in your case will depend on the type of offense and the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident.
For example, if there were errors during the prosecution’s investigation or if an officer violated your rights during your arrest, a criminal defense lawyer in Nebraska or Iowa can bring these issues to light to bolster your defense. Furthermore, any evidence that law enforcement found while violating your rights may be excluded from being used against you in court.
For example, if the police did not have probable cause or consent to search your vehicle, any evidence they find in a search could be suppressed. The attorneys at Berry Law understand what law enforcement can legally do during an investigation. If our legal team finds that a violation of your rights led to your arrest, we will fight to get related evidence suppressed.