You may take care in every aspect of your life, benefitting you and those around you, but not everyone acts in your best interests. Whether it’s a careless mistake or malicious negligence, it takes just one person in a precarious situation to cause you harm.
Suffering a personal injury can lead to years of medical treatment and a mountain of medical bills, which you wonder how you’ll ever pay. It could mean lost wages due to your inability to perform the basic functions of your job or lacking the proper means of transportation that carry you to the workplace.
Personal injury law covers a variety of life-changing incidents:
- Slips and falls. If a property owner has not adequately warned you of risks or maintained the property leading to your falling and injuring yourself, they may be liable for your injuries.
- Dog bites. Not all dogs are just bark. It is up to Nebraska dog owners to restrain their domestic animals that can cause devastating tissue and muscle damage with one snap of their jaws.
- Workplace injuries. It is up to your employer and your co-workers to provide a safe environment. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but the cost of business should not add up to your suffering an injury that could have been prevented.
- Vehicle accidents. It is a driver’s responsibility to be aware of their surroundings at all times when they’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. Failing to do so leads to devastating consequences. These accidents include passenger cars, semi trucks, and motorcycles. In some cases, bicyclists and pedestrians have, unfortunately, been involved in these accidents.
- Medical Malpractice. You are placing great trust in a doctor to act in your best interests, and most do. Others neglect their duty or are incompetent and shouldn’t have a license to practice medicine. A victim of malpractice often faces a worsening of their condition or possibly death.
- Wrongful Death. Close family members to the deceased bring these civil cases against a wrongdoer accused of causing the death of the victim.
Take the proper steps after your personal injury accident
Following your personal injury, you should contact your lawyer as soon as possible. This gives you the advantage of having a lawyer involved right from the beginning. After an accident, contacting your lawyer can be the last thing on your mind, but having one from the beginning helps ensure that you don't miss any important legal deadlines and that your case moves toward a successful resolution.