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.
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.
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.
We’re proud to announce that Christopher Welsh of Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO will be attending and speaking at the 30th Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) Conference which will be held this weekend, February 7-11, in New Orleans. This year’s conference is a special one– it’s the organization’s 30th anniversary. The event will also take place during Mardi Gras weekend.
Multiple parties, galas, and seminars will be held during the weekend event. This year’s conference theme is “Leading a successful plaintiff’s practice: From the opening of your office until you collect a judgment post-trial.” The seminars held will be worth CLE credits. 9 CLE hours are anticipated.
All of the attorneys and staff at Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO are dedicated to helping our local and nationwide communities navigate toward a brighter future. In 2017, we decided to start a scholarship that would help us do just that by assisting one college student with securing their college education. The latest submission period for that scholarship, Spring 2018, just came to a close.
We were truly humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the exceptional high quality of every essay. All of the essays were outstanding. Choosing just one winner was difficult!
We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.
Congratulations to Tristen Sharp of Bonnie, Illinois!
Tristen is attending Illinois State University.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) aims to promote a fair and effective justice system as well as support the work of attorneys in their efforts to make sure all Americans have the ability to pursue and obtain justice in our nation’s courtrooms after being injured due to misconduct or negligence. AAJ is one of the leading attorney organizations in the U.S. and all of its members and officers work hard to protect our civil right to trial by jury as well as educate other lawyers in how to successfully represent clients and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system.
At Welsh & Welsh, we feel that the American Association for Justice is vital to the legal profession as a whole, to personal injury lawyers nationwide, and to our nation. We’re proud to announce that Christopher P. Welsh has been selected to represent the Nebraska jurisdiction as part of the American Association for Justice Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is the governing body of the AAJ and establishes and approves all association policies.
On Tuesday, October 31st, five people were injured when a Jeep SUV crashed into Crane Coffee, a coffee shop located near 129th Street and West Maple Road in Omaha, Nebraska. The accident happened just before 9:45 am. As of Tuesday night, two of the injured victims remained in the hospital– one with critical injuries. The other 3 victims suffered minor injuries.
Omaha police officers are still trying to get to the bottom of how the crash occurred or why, but what they do know so far is that the Jeep was traveling eastbound on West Maple when the driver appeared to lose control and proceeded to plow through an area of grass, a two-lane road, and then directly into the coffee shop. It was reported that the Jeep was fully lodged into the building at impact which suggests that a braking error may have taken place.
We’re proud to announce that Christopher Welsh is now a member of the Nebraska chapter of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invite-only organization for trial attorneys that aims to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession. The association’s members come from all areas of the United States and are united under separate chapters in each state.
Founded in 1958, ABOTA’s primary purpose is to preserve the civil justice system, help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy, and educate the public regarding the importance of the Seventh Amendment which supports trial advocacy.
We’re proud to announce that Christopher Welsh will be speaking during this year’s Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) Fall Retreat. The retreat is being held from October 6th through 8th in St. Petersburg, Florida at Vinoy Hotel. During the retreat, lawyers who belong to the organization will be sharing their knowledge during a CLE seminar regarding best practice policies and tips for running a successful law firm. Christopher Welsh will be discussing the following topic: “Cutting Edge Tips to Streamline Your Practice.”
At Welsh & Welsh, we’re committed to helping make Nebraska’s legal community and our local communities as strong as they possibly can be. One essential part of these efforts is education. By helping educate other Nebraska lawyers about how to best represent their clients, we strengthen the presence of the legal profession as a whole while ensuring those in need of legal services get the best representation possible.
Christopher Welsh is speaking at the upcoming Nebraska State Bar Association’s (NSBA) 2017 Annual Meeting that runs from October 11th through 13th to share his knowledge regarding the appeal process and how it should be handled by trial lawyers. This year’s event theme is “Equality Before the Law” and the seminar’s topics range in theme from handling appeals to intellectual property law, agricultural law, family law, real estate law, pro bono, tech/business law, and more.