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Boy’s Death After Bus Crash Prompts Questions About Safety

Published on Apr 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm in Car Accidents.

Earlier this month, an 8-year-old Omaha boy named Haji Mohamed lost his life when he was struck by a school bus on Sprague Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, just north of the King Science and Technology Magnet Center. Haji was in the second grade at Springville Elementary and was well-loved by everyone at the school and his family. According to his mother, the boy never stopped smiling.

Omaha police said their investigation showed that the school bus had come to a stop on Sprague Street at a designated drop-off spot. The driver had stopped off a couple students and continued traveling westbound. Haji had just gotten off the bus and tried to cross Sprague Street. As soon as he entered the roadway, the bus struck him. Surveillance footage showed that the other children who got off at his stop did not cross the street at the same time.

Why is a Fatal Chemical in Paint Remover Still Legal?

Published on Apr 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm in Product Liability.

Paint removers are used daily in the United States by homeowners, construction workers, home repairers, and other professionals. What many may not realize is that paint strippers can be lethal—and their effects can cause a person to collapse and die in a very short amount of time. According to an article on Slate, at least three people died last year when using pain strippers on bathtubs and other items.

The chemical in paint removers that’s fatal is called methylene chloride. Research suggests that methylene chloride can cause cancer and carries other long-term health risks, but the main concern is that it places users at risk for asphyxiation. Methylene chloride acts as an anesthetic at high doses, knocking users out and stopping them from breathing when the fumes are inhaled in an enclosed area. More than 50 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to the chemical since 1980.

What Is a Serious Injury as Defined by Nebraska Law?

Published on Apr 3, 2018 at 2:32 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, it can do more than cause a slight injury for the day. Negligence can hospitalize people for days and cause myriad health complications. In some severe cases, serious injuries can have consequences that leave people with chronic health problems. Not only does this affect your health, it can affect you financially as well. Medical expenses include hospital stays, medication, and future doctor visits and possibly rehabilitation. Your recovery may make you miss work which could cause financial stress.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, you may be experiencing this kind of stress. This isn’t fair. You shouldn’t have to be accountable for this because it wasn’t your fault. That’s where you can seek legal aid. An Omaha personal injury lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can help you get compensation for your injuries and financial losses. We’ve proudly served the Nebraska community for years and are ready to fight for your rights.

Christopher Welsh Joins Rideshare Law Group

Published on Mar 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm in News.

We’re proud to announce that Christopher Welsh of Welsh & Welsh has joined with 14 other personal injury lawyers around the United States to form a legal group that specializes in helping victims of rideshare accidents recover from their injuries and resolve any legal complications. That legal group is called Rideshare Law Group.

Rideshare services such as those offered by Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. For as many benefits as the services offer, insurance matters and other legal matters can become needlessly complicated when a rideshare driver or vehicle is involved in a car accident. This is due to the fact that rideshare drivers are hired as independent contractors. When settling an insurance claim after an accident involving a Lyft or Uber vehicle, an injured victim may struggle to receive the compensation they need to recover since two or more different insurers may become involved.

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

Published on Mar 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm in Car Accidents.

Self-driving car makers have been trying their hardest to perfect their vehicles to make them safe for widespread use. Uber has been testing Volvo’s self-driving cars since December 2016. So far, the tests have been conducted in Pittsburg, San Francisco, Toronto, and Tempe, Arizona. Up until now, the testing has gone fairly well. There was one crash in March 2017 between an Uber self-driving car and another vehicle, but the crash was found to be caused by the other driver.

Over this past weekend, that track record unfortunately changed for the worse. On Sunday, March 18, an Uber self-driving car, a Volvo XC90 SUV, crashed into Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old woman who was walking with her bicycle on a street in Tempe. The woman didn’t survive.

How Long Do I Have to File a Tractor Trailer Accident Claim?

Published on Mar 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm in Truck Accidents.

Nebraska highways have their fair share of 18-wheelers and big rig trucks. When those drivers are negligent, they can cause horrible accidents that result in injuries and fatalities. In a commercial truck accident, you will most likely have legal options to explore. You don’t have to have the responsibility of paying for the damages and injuries from the accident if you weren’t at fault.

In the event of a tractor trailer accident, an 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can help. We’ve been serving the community of Nebraska for years and are ready to stand up for the rights of state citizens. You can have a free consultation to go over the merits of your case.

5-Year-Old Died in Recent Omaha Truck Accident

Published on Mar 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm in Truck Accidents.

On Tuesday, March 6th, a 5-year-old boy from Omaha suffered a head injury after the Honda Accord he was riding in was involved in a truck accident with a semitrailer. The Accord was traveling eastbound on I-80 just west of 72nd Street. According to a witness who saw the accident occur, the Accord started spinning due to icy conditions when it was struck by the semi in the rear. The truck was traveling behind the Accord.

No one else was injured in the accident. The injured boy, Cameron Philpott, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy in critical condition, but did not survive his injuries. According to the police, he was secured in the back of the Accord in an approved car seat.

What Types of Surgical Mesh Can Be Dangerous?

Published on Mar 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Product Liability.

When undergoing surgery, it’s common for people to be nervous about the procedure. They may worry more if the surgery involves adding a medical device to their bodies. One medical device that people may receive is surgical mesh, which helps damaged tissues by providing them with support.

But sometimes surgical mesh doesn’t do its job and causes more health problems for the patient that requires more surgery to correct them. If this happens to you, you should know that you don’t have to go through this alone. An Omaha hernia mesh lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can go over your case and get you compensation for your injuries.

Omaha Drivers are Among the Worst in the United States

Published on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm in Car Accidents.

People always talk about city driving. It’s usually slow and compact because of the traffic. This usually makes people late and it makes drivers upset and angry. Some cities have reputations for reckless drivers, like New York. Driving in cities may seem all the same, but there are cities that have safer drivers than others. But who really has some of the worst drivers in our country?

It may surprise you, but Omaha, Nebraska drivers are on the list as some of America’s worst drivers. Omaha has no shortage of car accidents and when they occur, you may need help. When choosing your legal representation, you want people who are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your case. A Nebraska car accident lawyer from Welsh & Welsh will fight to get you compensation.

Chris Welsh Speaking at NATA’s “Medicine for Lawyers” Seminar

Published on Feb 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm in News.

On Friday, February 23, 2018, Christopher Welsh will be speaking at a Nebraska Association of Trial Attorney (NATA) seminar that is being held at the Hotel RL by Red Lion. The seminar is entitled “Medicine for Lawyers and Tools for Developing Your Case”. Various lawyers and legal professionals will be speaking about how attorneys can improve their litigation/case developing procedures in cases involving medicine law. Multiple medical professionals will also be speaking.

Chris Welsh will be speaking during the panel starting at 3:45 and concluding at 4:15. His panel is called “Bad Expert Depositions: Where Good Cases Go to Die”. He’ll be discussing some of the shortcomings that sometimes occur during expert depositions when things turn unfavorable and how to avoid situations where this may occur.