If you have been injured because of another party, you have the right to seek civil compensation. Whether your suffering was caused by an intentional action or was the result of an accident, you may be able to demand payments for physical injuries, emotional distress, and economic losses.
A relentless and experienced personal injury lawyer with Berry Law can help you pursue the full compensation to which you may be entitled. Our experienced trial attorneys can set up a consultation to hear your side of the story, work to gather relevant evidence, and lead the way in both settlement negotiations and civil lawsuits.
Sources of Personal Injury Cases
Most personal injury claims start with an accident. These are situations in which the defendant did not mean to cause any harm to the injured party, but an injury occurred due to their carelessness or recklessness. Nebraska law states that even if a defendant did not mean to cause any harm, they can still be held civilly liable for resulting damages if a plaintiff can prove that they were negligent.
Legal negligence occurs when a defendant violates their duty to protect an individual and that individual is injured as a result. This basic framework for a negligence case applies to injuries sustained in situations such as:
- Car accidents
- Falling accidents
- Animal attacks such as dog bites
- Farm equipment and machinery
- Construction Accidents
- Defective products
- Improper maintenance of property
- Food-borne illnesses
- Birth and prenatal injuries to pregnant women and their fetuses
Another major source of personal injury lawsuits is intentional criminal conduct. While the defendants in instances of assault, sexual abuse, or homicide usually face criminal prosecution for their actions, criminal courts have no authority to force that defendant to provide monetary compensation to their victims. People who are injured in criminal scenarios have the right to demand payment from the defendant. Whether an injury was the result of an accident or a criminal act, a personal injury attorney could help them iron out all the important details of their case.
Potential Sources of Compensation
The central component of any personal injury lawsuit is a physical harm. This harm does not need to be life-threatening, but it is typically an injury that requires treatment by a doctor as well as continuing therapy afterwards. Common injuries in personal injury cases include:
- Severe cuts and scrapes
- Separated joints
- Sprained ligaments and tendons
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
A defendant may be held responsible for providing compensation for any injury connected to their actions. Even in seemingly minor accidents, the defendant could be held liable to pay for all medical costs associated with a plaintiff’s injury.
A personal injury claim should take the full impact of the incident into account. For instance, many plaintiffs lose significant earnings from missed time at work. Others may endure severe pain and loss of enjoyment of life. An injury lawyer can work with a plaintiff to determine their full losses and demand compensation.
Personalized Counsel Throughout the Claims Process
No matter how serious your injuries are, or what type of accident you have been injured in, you may have a claim, and we are ready to guide you through the complex claims process. Claims can often overwhelm people who try to navigate the complex paperwork, medical records, and negotiations with insurance adjustors. Allow us to handle the details for you so you can concentrate on your recovery while our team relentlessly pursues the largest financial recovery possible.
During the course of your claim, we are also here to provide you with our personalized, one-on-one counsel. Whenever you have questions, you can always expect prompt answers. From start to finish, we keep you updated on the status of your claim and make sure that you know what to expect from your case.
Get Help from Trial-Tested Personal Injury Attorneys
Suffering through a personal injury can be a frustrating and confusing experience. Even if an individual makes a full recovery, they could be facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and weeks of lost wages from work missed during the recovery process.
It is important to remember that at-fault defendants may be held liable for paying victims for the damage they cause—and a Nebraska personal injury lawyer from Berry Law could help you throughout this process. We work on behalf of the injured to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and take the lead in settlement negotiations and trials. Call today to set up a free consultation and take back control of your life.
You’re injured, not broken.