Salerno and Levitt

Personal Injury Attorneys In OMAHA, NEBRASKA


We’re Here To Help You Get Your Life Back To Normal: At Salerno & Leavitt, we encourage our clients to stay optimistic. Your accident doesn’t have to destroy your life. Our job is to help you get back on track and back on your feet.

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.

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You’ve Been Injured,
Now What?

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.

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For You?

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: You can sue, but first you should meet with an attorney. When you set up the appointment be sure to take the police report and photos showing the location of the damage to your car. If this case is just about property damage you may have options on how to proceed that the attorney can discuss with you. But if you suffered an injury in the collision be sure to explain to the doctor exactly how it occurred, and discuss the injuries in detail with the attorney as well. The cost of any lawsuit will vary depending on whether this is strictly a property damage matter or if it includes injuries. You will be able to get more specific information if you meet with an attorney and discuss all aspects of this accident.

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 auto owners are required by law to carry liability insurance coverage with at least $25,000 in bodily injury coverage per person and $50,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. Iowa auto owners must carry bodily injury liability coverage of at least $20,000 per person, $40,000 per person per accident, and $15,000 for property damage. Although these are the minimum amounts required by law in both states, the negligent driver’s policy may have higher coverage against which you can file a claim.
A: In Nebraska, a personal injury claim must either be settled or a lawsuit filed within four years from the date of the crash. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death resulting from the car wreck. A wrongful death claim must be settled with the insurer, or a lawsuit filed, within that period. In Iowa, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims is two years.

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.

Office Location

809N 96th Street
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: (402) 704-4593 

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday (08:00am – 05:00pm)

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