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The Occurrence of Herniated Discs After a Car Accident

Published on Jun 25, 2019 at 2:45 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s not uncommon for car accident victims to suffer from a herniated disc. This is because the force of a car accident can impact the spine and cause the spinal discs to shift. An injury like this can be painful and the recovery process may be lengthy depending on the severity of the injury and the health status of the victim.

Proving you sustained a herniated disc after a car accident can be difficult. It’s important to understand your injury and learn how it happened, so you can receive full and fair compensation for what you were put through.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Omaha 2019 Edition

Published on Jun 11, 2019 at 10:57 am in Fun Stuff.

Water Fountain in Omaha Nebraska

We’re heading into summer—the time for vacation, being outside, and most of all, fun. While you may have a few things planned in the coming months, you may not be aware of all that’s going on. Omaha is packed with fantastic summer festivals and events, along with other ways to make the most of the season. There’s practically something to look forward to or do every single week. Take a look at what’s coming to Omaha this summer and get excited for all the great events or places that you can experience and visit.

What to Do After Experiencing the Sudden Death of a Loved One

Published on Jun 4, 2019 at 1:38 pm in Wrongful Death.

Experiencing the sudden death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic events a person or family can go through. Regardless of the circumstances, losing a family member is incredibly difficult. When it happens, the survivors often left wondering what they should do next.

If you find yourself dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one, it’s important to understand what to expect. You’ll want to know what steps to take to and who to call immediately following the loss, as well as what to do in the coming days and weeks. If you believe your loved one lost their life as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you may also want to consider filing a wrongful death claim so you can secure your family’s future.

When is a Nursing Home Patient at Risk for Developing Pressure Sores?

Published on May 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing Home

Pressure sores are localized damage to the skin. They typically form on the body around bony areas. Unfortunately, pressure sores are not an uncommon sight in nursing home facilities. In many cases, they are a sign of neglect.

It’s important to understand that pressure sores and their complications, in most cases, are entirely preventable. While there are certain nursing home patients who are more at risk for developing sores, nursing home staff should be well aware of the risks so they can take precautionary measures to avoid serious issues.

How Dangerous is Long-Term Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer?

Published on May 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm in Product Liability.

Farmers and gardeners have relied on Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, to kill unwanted vegetation for decades. It’s estimated by the National Center for Biotechnology Information that over the last decade 6.1 billion kilograms, or 1.3 billion pounds, of the herbicide has been applied worldwide. Over the past few years, lawsuits have been filed regarding injuries sustained as a result of using Roundup for an extended period of time.

If you’ve experienced long-term exposure to Roundup weed killer and have been diagnosed with a medical condition or illness, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. If you are eligible, you’ll want to understand how you were exposed to glyphosate and what health problems are linked to Roundup.

Omaha Will Soon Have Electric Rental Scooters

Published on May 14, 2019 at 10:54 am in Personal Injury.

In January 2019, the city of Omaha announced plans for an electric scooter pilot program. It’s possible that the vehicles could be available to the public in May or June 2019.

Initially, an electric scooter company reached out to the city. As a result, Omaha put out a formal request for bids. In total, the city received proposals from five companies. Of those five, Lime and Spin have been selected to work with the city to provide residents with this service. It’s estimated that both companies could deploy 750 scooters.

The city is trying to avoid problems other cities have encountered in regard to the electric scooters, especially in regard to accidents that result in serious injuries or death. As such, Lime and Spin have agreed to provide education for users. Additionally, the city is planning to restrict scooters from certain locations, like parks, trails, and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

How Do Serious Concussions Happen?

Published on May 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm in Personal Injury.

There are a number of accidents that could result in a head injury. When the head is bumped, hit, or jolted, there a possibility the brain will move rapidly inside the skull. This results in a concussion that changes how the brain normally functions and is considered a mild traumatic brain injury.

While a mild concussion typically heals with proper treatment and rest, more serious concussions can lead to severe conditions or impairments. If you were hit in the head during a car accident or while playing a sport, it’s best to get examined by a medical professional as soon as possible. Without the proper diagnosis, an untreated concussion could lead to a worsening condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three million people visit emergency rooms, become hospitalized, or die because of a traumatic brain injury every year. Recognizing and causes of serious concussions can significantly reduce the number of people who are injured each year.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Mediation?

Published on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:50 am in Personal Injury.

When you have a legal dispute with someone, you may think that the only option is to take them to court in the traditional sense of having a trial, judge, and jury. However, that isn’t your only option. Mediation is an alternative route you can take to litigation. But it’s important to know that there are cases that would benefit from this course and those that wouldn’t. If you’re wondering if this option would help you, the lawyers at Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO can help you find an answer.

Our attorneys in Omaha have provided help to people going to trial and mediation. We understand the differences and will explain them to you thoroughly so you have a clear idea of what the process will be like. Mediation can be extremely helpful in some cases, but can also be a risk. Let’s look at the pros and cons of mediation.

What are the Long-Term Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse?

Published on Apr 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm in Sexual Abuse.

Childhood sexual abuse can affect an individual well into adulthood in a myriad of ways. It does not matter if the abuse involves direct contact or non-physical activities. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 674,000 children are victims of maltreatment annually, and 8.6 percent are sexually abused.

While counseling and therapy are methods used to mitigate the long-term effects, survivors are likely to experience physical, psychological, behavioral, and social complications if treatment is not sought or found to be too expensive. Even those who receive treatment may experience some of the long-term consequences.

In order to understand how childhood sexual abuse affects a victim over time, it’s crucial to recognize that there is often a cycle that survivors go through repeatedly. Survivors who are looking to recover will want to find ways to break the cycle.

Study Finds Ridesharing Has Increased Traffic Fatalities

Published on Apr 16, 2019 at 9:47 am in Car Accidents.

According to a study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, rideshare services are increasing the percentage of fatal automobile accidents and fatalities of vehicle occupants by two to three percent.

In 2010, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States. That was the lowest reported number of fatalities since 1949, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). After rideshare services were introduced in the United States, however, the decline stopped and reversed. In 2016, there were 37,461 vehicular occupants, pedestrians, and cyclists killed in wrecks.