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Omaha School Bus Crash Proves that Disasters Can Be Avoided

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm in News.

On the afternoon of June 27, 2018, students from Adams Elementary School and their bus driver, Erin Heming, rolled through a fence, down a hill, and stopped just inches from a high voltage transformer substation.

Heming reported she was attempting to turn left on to Fort Street from 108th at a green light when a truck, operated by Urban Lift, struck the bus. The impact caused the school bus to spin, strike a third vehicle, and roll down the hill towards the station.

Witness accounts varied. Some onlookers reported Heming ran a red light. Other witnesses blamed the truck. Regardless of what the witnesses reported seeing, all commended the bus driver on her ability to control the bus and avoid the power station.

Nebraska U-Turn Laws

Published on Jun 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm in Car Accidents.

You’re running late while driving to work one morning. Next thing you know, you’ve missed your turn and now you’re really in a bind. You think to yourself there’s no harm in just making a U-turn, right? The answer to that question depends on many things. U-turns are one of those tricky traffic laws that vary in each state. We’re here to provide you with the specifics on U-turn laws in Nebraska.

Nebraska U-Turn Laws

Nebraska defines a U-turn as turning to proceed in the opposite direction. Keep reading to learn about the specific dos and don’ts, as specified in the Nebraska Legislature.

Who is at Fault for Car Wrecks Caused by Road Debris?

Published on Jun 20, 2018 at 11:58 am in Car Accidents.

Typical car accident causes are mainly due to a negligent driver. They could be speeding or tailgating, trying to use their phone while driving, or not check before they make a lane change. But what happens when you’re driving and there’s road debris in your way and you can’t avoid it and get in an accident? The debris is the reason you crashed, so how do you pursue a car accident claim without a clear liable party?

Your first step should be to contact skilled personal injury lawyers. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Nebraska, an Omaha car crash injury lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can help you with your claim. You won’t have to worry about your claim getting rushed so you end up with an unfavorable settlement. We’ll leave no stone unturned and will get you the compensation you deserve.

How Sharing Information Over Social Media Can Ruin a Case

Published on Jun 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm in Personal Injury.

Social media has become a major part of our daily lives.  It allows us to share our thoughts, our feelings, our relationship status, and every private moment of our day with people all over the world.  People we know well and love deeply or people we don’t know at all and will never meet can become instantly connected to us through social media.

This powerful tool can be used to bring people together in ways they have never been able to before.  Social media is beneficial for business and personal promotion, but when it comes to a personal injury case, it can be dangerously destructive.

What’s the Statute of Limitations in a Nebraska Wrongful Death Claim?

Published on Jun 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm in Wrongful Death.

Losing a loved one can be devastating, but it’s even more difficult to deal with when the death was unexpected. When people act negligently and it causes someone to lose their life, they deserve to be held responsible. Any kind of negligence can cause a wrongful death, whether it’s from people driving, medical professionals, or property owners.

Suddenly experiencing a loss can throw your life into uncertainty. You may worry about how you’re going to live if you depended on your loved one for financial support or support around the house. But you don’t have to go through this on your own. An Omaha, Nebraska wrongful death lawyer from Welsh & Welsh will fight for your loved one’s rights and will do everything to get you compensation for your loss.

How Can V2V Communication Help Car Accident Victims?

Published on May 30, 2018 at 11:35 am in Car Accidents.

The best way to survive a car accident is to not be involved in a car accident at all.  A new vehicle safety technology called vehicle-to-vehicle communication is being developed for this very reason.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication enables vehicles to wirelessly exchange information about speed, location, and direction.  This sophisticated technology allows for 360-degree awareness about the other vehicles in close proximity.  Nearby vehicles that are equipped with V2V software can communicate and alert drivers to potential crash threats and dangers.

Uber Changes Sexual Violence Arbitration Clause

Published on May 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm in Legal Information.

In response to several recent lawsuits targeting Uber, the rideshare company has decided to change its terms of service. Previously, Uber required all riders to agree to a clause that forced them to agree to resolve any claims involving sexual harassment, abuse, or assault through private arbitration. This ensured that the claims weren’t made public by way of a civil trial. By way of doing this, Uber was able to keep most sexual violence claims under tight wraps.

Until now, that is. After several lawsuits started making waves regarding this forced arbitration clause, CNN decided to launch an investigation that attempted to put numbers to the accounts of sexual misconduct that happened at the hands of Uber drivers or other employees. The investigation found that at least 103 U.S. Uber drivers have been accused of sexually assaulting, harassing, or abusing passengers within the past four years. At least 31 drivers were convicted of crimes, and dozens of cases are currently pending.

Requirements of Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Nebraska

Published on May 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

It’s common to trust your health care provider to help you maintain your health or give you proper treatment to get better. When a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or pharmacist acts negligently, you can suffer serious injuries. But you have the option to stand up for yourself and file a medical malpractice claim.

These claims can be complicated and need professionals who have handled medical malpractice cases before. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a health care provider’s negligence, an Omaha medical malpractice lawyer from Welsh& Welsh can help you with your claim.

Our goal is to get justice for our clients. You deserve a favorable settlement that will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You also hold the health care provider responsible for their actions. Your claim could make them adopt changes to ensure this never happens again, and potentially keep this from happening to someone else.

$1.24 Million Verdict Rewarded for Family of Truck Explosion Victim

Published on May 11, 2018 at 6:18 pm in Truck Accidents.

Christopher P. Welsh of Welsh & Welsh served as plaintiff counsel in a recent Nebraska truck accident case (Basra v. Ecklund Logistics, Inc.) that rewarded the family of a deceased victim with a final verdict of $1.24 million after receiving a fault reduction from the full $2.25 million. Christopher co-counseled with Justin R. Kaufman and Rosalind B. Bienvenu of Sante Fe, New Mexico and Stephen J. Kelly of Santa Monica, CA.

The accident happened when Atinderpal “Gavan” Singh, commercial truck driver, was driving his tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 in Nebraska. A local grass fire was burning nearby when another trucker, a driver for Ecklund Logistics, Inc., slowed his rig to 5 mph in a 75-mph zone– where he was still several miles out from the fire. He drove at this speed for 5 to 10 minutes.

How Much Alcohol Can I Legally Consume Before Driving?

Published on May 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm in Legal Information.

Everyone knows that drinking and driving is illegal, but some may not know what the legal limit is. While your tolerance depends on your size, weight, there is one legal limit for everyone. If your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is over .08 percent, you’re driving while intoxicated. Alcohol severely impairs your ability to drive.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop people from getting behind the wheel after they’ve had a few drinks. Drunk drivers often cause car accidents that result in accident injuries and sometimes fatalities. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, an Omaha car accident lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can help you get compensation for your injuries.