Personal Injury

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.

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Filing a personal injury lawsuit through an Omaha attorney

If you've suffered from an injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you must make a formal claim with the insurance company of the responsible party. The Law Office of Terrence J. Salerno has a depth of experience in dealing with insurance corporations. In some cases when attorney Terrence Salerno negotiates on your behalf, the insurance company will offer a settlement. In other cases, when the insurance company won't settle, you can ask Terrence to file a lawsuit in order to get the compensation to which you're entitled.

In order for Terrence to begin building a strong case for your claim, he will start gathering information, including:

  • Medical records relating to your injuries
  • Evidence of lost wages if you have been unable to work due to injury
  • Medical bills and expenses of other treatments such as therapy
  • Police reports related to your accident
  • Contact information and statements from any witnesses to the accident
  • Contact information for all doctors, hospitals, emergency personnel, and other healthcare providers that treated you for your injuries.

Personal Injury Attorney in Omaha, NE

Personal injury attorney Terrence J. Salerno has assisted victims in personal injury cases recover compensation for more than 30 years. As an accomplished litigator, he is an aggressive advocate for accident victims while providing compassionate, personalized care to them. He has represented clients in claims in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee. Get a free consultation with Terrence by setting up an appointment through this website or by calling The Law Offices of Terrence J. Salerno.