Unfortunately, people are injured every day due to the negligence of others. If you sustained an injury through no fault of your own, you should be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for any monetary losses that you suffered due to your injury. An experienced Omaha personal injury lawyer will be able to assess the circumstances surrounding the accident and develop a strategy that will enable you to recover what you are rightfully owed. Our law office is conveniently located in downtown Omaha, and Harry A. Hoch, III represents accident victims throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties. He also helps people who have been injured on the job pursue workers’ compensation claims.Common Causes of Accidents
Personal injury cases can arise from various circumstances, but some of the most common include car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls due to dangerous property conditions, medical malpractice, and defective products. Many personal injury cases are pursued under the theory that the defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Under Nebraska law, to recover under a theory of negligence, you must show that the defendant (the opposing party) owed you a duty of care, and they breached the duty owed, resulting in your injuries. A breach of duty occurs when a person causes a dangerous situation or fails to take precautions to prevent or mitigate a foreseeable risk. If you suffered a serious injury due to another person’s careless actions, you are likely entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney in Omaha can analyze your case and identify a path toward establishing liability.Statute of Limitations
Under Nebraska law, most personal injury claims must be filed within four years of the date of the injury. Medical malpractice claims, however, must be filed within two years of the injury. This makes it essential to consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible, since failing to act promptly may result in a waiver of your right to recover compensation.Damages in Personal Injury Cases
A multitude of damages are recoverable in a Nebraska personal injury claim. An Omaha personal injury attorney can help you pursue the reasonable value of any past medical expenses, as well as the value of any future medical expenses that you will need to expend due to your injury. You may also recover any out-of-pocket expenses that you incurred due to your injury. If you missed work or are no longer able to earn an income, you can seek damages for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
If you needed to undergo surgery or extensive treatment for your injury, it likely caused you discomfort and anxiety. Injured people can recover compensation for any pain and suffering and mental anguish that they suffered as well. Factors considered in determining the value of pain and suffering include the permanency of any symptoms caused by the injury, the effect that the injury had on any personal or professional relationships, and the extent to which the injury changed your daily life.
If you were married at the time that your accident happened, in addition to the damages that you may recover, your spouse may have a claim for loss of consortium and be entitled to damages due to the loss of companionship and services that you would normally provide to them in your uninjured state. A skilled injury attorney will thoroughly examine the effect that the injury has had on your daily life to assist you in recovering the maximum damages that you are owed.Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Omaha to Pursue Justice and Compensation
Harry A. Hoch, III thoroughly understands the intricacies of the Nebraska civil court system and will aggressively pursue compensation for people who have been involved in car crashes, slip and falls, and other accidents. He represents victims and their families in Omaha, Elkhorn, Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Papillon, Lincoln, Fremont, Plattsmouth, Blair, and Wahoo, as well as other areas of Douglas, Sarpy, Lancaster, Dodge, Cass, Washington, and Saunders Counties. Harry A. Hoch, III will work tirelessly in an effort to obtain a favorable result. To set up a consultation, contact us at (402) 986-7858 or via our online form. We also represent people who need a criminal defense attorney to help them fight charges in Nebraska criminal courts.