Listen To Your Story
Your voice deserves to be heard. Tell us what happened so we can understand your goals.
Extensive Experience In And Out Of The Courtroom
After more than four decades of combined experience practicing law, we have the knowledge it takes to skillfully navigate the legal system.
Aggressive Defense Against Insurance Giants
Insurance companies know we don’t back down when challenged. If your case ends up going to trial, we’ll tackle it head on.
Collaborative Approach To Resolving Your Case
We believe the best results emerge when we work together. Your case will affect your future; you deserve a say in how it’s handled.
Personal Injury Attorneys In OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Seeking The Compensation You Deserve Is Our Top Priority.
No one ever anticipates a personal injury. The fact of the matter is no one is bulletproof, and your injuries can leave you with long-lasting effects. However, they don’t have to mean your life is over.
At Salerno & Leavitt, we passionately fight for the rights of injured clients throughout the Omaha metro. Whether you’ve been in a car accident or hurt at work, we’re ready to pursue the results you need to move forward.
We represent clients injured in a variety of accidents, including those involving motorcycles, pedestrians, and boats. If a situation out of your control caused your life to be thrown off course, work with our experienced legal team in your pursuit of normalcy. We’re ready to be your advocates after someone else wasn’t playing by the rules. Let’s work together as we seek the financial and emotional resolution you deserve after an injury.
From our office in Omaha, Nebraska, we proudly serve individuals throughout the city, as well as those in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Schedule a consultation with us at Salerno & Leavitt today.
“Terry was very thorough and extremely professional in the handling of my accident case. He brought it to a very successful conclusion rapidly and to our complete satisfaction.”
– Arlene L.
Meet Your Fearless Advocates
Terry Salerno, Esq.
Terry Salerno has been practicing law since 1979. His background includes working in a public defender’s office and serving as the president of the Nebraska Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. With Terry on your team, you can feel confident knowing you’re in capable hands.
Danny C. Leavitt, Esq.
A graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, Danny Leavitt uses his depth of knowledge at every stage of the legal process. His practice includes both civil and appellate litigation cases, helping his clients seek the outcomes they deserve. Allow him to put his passion to work for you.
Our Practice Areas
Compassionate Guidance Through Life’s Toughest Moments
Don’t let another driver’s carelessness cost you your future. Start pursuing the financial compensation you deserve after a wreck. LEARN MORE
Larger vehicles often cause larger amounts of devastation. Contact us if you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accident.LEARN MORE
If your employer failed to protect you from harm, get in touch with us to start holding them accountable for their negligence. LEARN MORE
Medical professionals take oaths to protect their patients. If your provider neglected their duty of care, tell us. LEARN MORE
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Let’s Get You Back On Track. Schedule A Consultation To Discuss Your Case.
You’ve Been Injured,
LEAVE THE LEGALITIES TO US. YOUR FOCUS SHOULD BE ON YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
After an accident-related injury, your recovery should come first. Listen to your doctors’ advice on your physical needs while we handle your legal needs. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders as you recover.
What Can We Do
Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, truck accident, workplace accident, or other accident in which negligence was involved, we want to fight for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Nebraska and Iowa are both at-fault states for car accidents and insurance coverage. “At-fault” means the driver responsible for causing the crash is also responsible for compensating others for their injuries, death, and property damage. There are three ways you can recover compensation for the damages caused by a negligent driver:
- File a claim with your insurance company against your own medical payment benefits or underinsured or uninsured driver coverage;
- File a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance liability coverage to seek a settlement of your claim; or,
- If you are unable to settle your claim, file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to seek a judgment from a jury.
A: Nebraska and Iowa both follow a modified comparative negligence rule. This means any amount agreed to in settlement of your claim or awarded by a jury at trial is reduced by any percentage of fault assigned to you. If you are found to be 50% or more at fault, the states’ laws prohibit you from any recovery at all.
For example, the negligent driver’s bodily injury liability limits are $100,000. Your damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income, exceed $100,000 so a jury awards the policy limits. If the negligent driver is 100% at fault, you would receive the full award; however, if you are assigned 10% fault and the other driver 90%, your award would be reduced by your 10% fault and you would receive $90,000.