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  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: July 8, 2022

In 1970, the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act on the federal level began the regulation of safety and health standards in American workplaces, both public and private. As a result of the OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established. OSHA still sets the national standards regarding workplace safety and health, but it allows some states to establish their own enforcement agencies. Nebraska is not one of these “state plan” states, but Iowa is. State plans allow states to adhere to – and in some cases exceed – OSHA standards and regulations. Nebraska, therefore, is covered entirely by Federal OSHA or Fed OSHA in short. In contrast, Iowa does run its own State Plan and carries out its own enforcement duties. Under the OSH Act, employees who observe or fall victim to workplace accidents, due to workplace safety or health violations, are free to report those issues to OSHA, which will investigate and establish…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: June 24, 2022

Not all car accidents occur because of a driver’s error or negligence. Some collisions are the result of vehicle defects and defective automobile parts. When a crash occurs because of a defect, the process of seeking compensation can become more complicated. In cases involving vehicle defects, a victim can pursue a claim against the car manufacturer and other parties in the chain of distribution. However, proving that the manufacturer is liable can be a daunting task, which is why these cases often require the assistance of a skilled attorney. At Salerno & Leavitt, we assist accident victims in all kinds of cases, including those that involve vehicle defects, in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. We have the necessary resources to help you investigate your accident, identify the defect, and hold the car manufacturer liable for your damages and losses. Common Defects That Lead To An Accident Or Injury Some of the most common types of vehicle defects that increase…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: May 26, 2022

If you’ve ever been the victim of a car accident, you know how traumatizing the event can be both physically and emotionally. The hours and days that follow an incident like this can be a blur of doctor’s appointments, insurance calls, and coming to terms with the damages. Understandably, there are a lot of facts to keep straight, and you may have heard conflicting information about what needs to be done. For answers to your questions or for help with any aspect of your personal injury case, call us at Salerno & Leavitt. We can serve clients in both Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Five Myths About Car Accident Claims Myth 1: My Own Insurance Will Be Responsible For Covering Medical Costs And Damages To My Car. Nebraska is what’s known as an at-fault state, meaning the driver who’s found liable for the crash is typically also responsible for any damages that occur from the accident. If you were…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: April 14, 2022

A car accident affects more than your physical health and your financial situation. Your daily life will be changed as you deal with the consequences of the accident. Because of all the stress, you may be tempted to share all the details of the accident with the insurance adjuster in your first conversation and take their first offer. However, this can cause problems. Be prepared before you speak with an insurance adjuster and make sure you don’t settle for less than what’s fair. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get back on track after the accident. At Salerno & Leavitt, we have over four decades of combined experience practicing law. We’re dedicated advocates for our clients’ cases throughout the legal process. We’re not afraid to go to trial, and we won’t back down when the insurance companies challenge your car accident claim. Salerno & Leavitt are proud to represent clients in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as Council Bluffs,…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: August 31, 2021

You may not think twice about allowing a close relative or friend to drive your car if they really need to. However, you're also probably not thinking about the number of consequences that come along if that person gets in an accident.Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: March 12, 2021

If you have just experienced an accident, you are probably blindsided and unsure of what to do next. Here at Salerno & Leavitt, we understand what you are going through and are here to help. On this page, you’ll find some basic guidelines to follow that will help you navigate these trying times to ensure you get the best possible outcome. Get The Medical Care You Need While this may seem like a no-brainer, some people believe they should not address their injuries as a way to prove they occurred. Quite the opposite is true. By having your medical needs taken care of, they will be documented for our legal team to use. Contact Your Insurance Company Your insurance company needs to be made aware of any accident that occurs so they can start taking the necessary action. If you call us first, we can contract them on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry. If that is…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: March 12, 2021

When you are injured in any type of accident, getting your medical needs sorted out quickly is a must. Not only is it vital for ensuring that you are safe and healthy, but it is also a key step in establishing evidence for your compensation claim. Proving that you have been injured by showing documented doctor bills and services can show insurance companies that you were indeed hurt from the negligence of someone else. If you are unsure of the best way to get your treatment and document it, contact our team at Salerno & Leavitt today. How To Handle Care Differently When It Was Sustained During An Accident While we are sure that our clients are already well-versed on how to visit a doctor, there are some specific differences that are important to note when you are going to treat an accident-related injury. The medical provider that you visit needs to be made aware that the treatment you are…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: March 12, 2021

If you have been in an accident and your vehicle is damaged or your have sustained injuries, you might be eligible for compensation. There is a great deal of misinformation online about the best way to get compensation and what you are actually are entitled to, so our team at Salerno & Leavitt are here to help. On this page, you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the process of claiming insurance compensation that should help guide you. How To Claim Damages Damages can consist of material damage to your vehicle, injuries to your body, or lost wages and suffering that occur as a result of the incident. To properly account for all these negative elements that can happen, you need a good law firm like Salerno & Leavitt. We can find out just how much you are eligible for and fight for your right to receive it. Where Does Your Compensation Come From? The…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: March 12, 2021

The reason that insurance plans exist is so that people don’t need to worry about bills that pile up following an accident. Sadly, many insurance companies try to avoid their responsibilities by finding ways to minimize the amount of money they pay to their clients. It can be beyond upsetting to pay an insurance company for years just to have them turn their back on you when you need them most. That’s why having a great legal team on your side during these scenarios is a must. Here at Salerno & Leavitt, our lawyers can work to get you the money you deserve for your insurance company. We won’t let them get away with minimizing the severity of your incident for their financial benefit. If you’ve been in an accident and have to report it to your insurance company, contact us today to handle it professionally and correctly. Multiple Insurance Companies To Manage Car accidents involve multiple car insurance companies,…Read More

  • By: Salerno and Levitt
  • Published: October 7, 2019

In America, 69% of adults use social media and maintain 7.1 different accounts. The ability to communicate openly to friends, family, and strangers all at once has brought people together. However, that openness can affect your personal injury case. Even the most innocent post can change how your case is treated in court. Your claim shouldn’t become tainted by comments or pictures taken out of context. Ensure it remains fair by understanding how social media affects your case. How Can Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim? Defense attorneys may use social media to discredit your case. Posting updates on your progress following the injury can be used by the defense to minimize its severity. If you accidentally misquote what your doctor said, defense attorneys might claim your story is no longer consistent. Pictures posted on social media can also be used against you. If there are post-injury pictures of you moving about normally or traveling, it can refute your…Read More

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