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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.

Pumpkin Patch Bounce Pad Kills 2-Year-Old

Published on Oct 10, 2018 at 11:47 am in Personal Injury.

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, a 2-year-old boy was killed at a pumpkin farm just north of Lincoln, Nebraska, as reported by KETV NewsWatch 7.

Caleb Acuna, his mother, and his 5-year-old sister were at a private event at JK’s Pumpkin Patch Wednesday evening. The three were on top of a 60×40 inflatable pumpkin, when a nearly 60 mile per hour wind gust picked up and folded the inflatable.

The mother and sister were thrown from the pad. The sister sustained a broken arm that was later treated at the hospital. The mother was unharmed. According to Lancaster County Sheriff, Terry Wagner, it is believed the boy was trapped inside the pad when it folded in half and traveled some distance before coming back down to the ground.

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable in Nebraska?

Published on Aug 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm in Personal Injury.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, personal injury cases typically revolve around motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. To win a personal injury case and receive compensation for the damages you’ve sustained, you must be able to prove your injury was the result of negligent actions or inactions by another person or entity.

In the event you prove your case and are awarded a settlement, you may have questions about how this compensation impacts how the government views your income. Depending on your case and settlement terms, your compensation may or may not be taxable.

How Sharing Information Over Social Media Can Ruin a Case

Published on Jun 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm in Personal Injury.

Social media has become a major part of our daily lives.  It allows us to share our thoughts, our feelings, our relationship status, and every private moment of our day with people all over the world.  People we know well and love deeply or people we don’t know at all and will never meet can become instantly connected to us through social media.

This powerful tool can be used to bring people together in ways they have never been able to before.  Social media is beneficial for business and personal promotion, but when it comes to a personal injury case, it can be dangerously destructive.

What Are My Legal Options If a Child Is Hurt by Negligence?

Published on May 2, 2018 at 12:10 pm in Personal Injury.

When people act negligently, they put other people at risk. Whether it’s a property owner not salting walkways or a manufacturer pushes a product on to the market too early, negligence can cause injuries that could affect people for the rest of their lives. When children are harmed, there’s a chance it could hurt their development or traumatize them.

If a child has been hurt by negligence, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights. An Omaha personal injury attorney from Welsh & Welsh can help you. We proudly represent the citizens of Nebraska and believe in standing up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. We’ll work tirelessly to get you a favorable settlement.

What Is a Serious Injury as Defined by Nebraska Law?

Published on Apr 3, 2018 at 2:32 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’re hurt because of someone else’s negligence, it can do more than cause a slight injury for the day. Negligence can hospitalize people for days and cause myriad health complications. In some severe cases, serious injuries can have consequences that leave people with chronic health problems. Not only does this affect your health, it can affect you financially as well. Medical expenses include hospital stays, medication, and future doctor visits and possibly rehabilitation. Your recovery may make you miss work which could cause financial stress.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, you may be experiencing this kind of stress. This isn’t fair. You shouldn’t have to be accountable for this because it wasn’t your fault. That’s where you can seek legal aid. An Omaha personal injury lawyer from Welsh & Welsh can help you get compensation for your injuries and financial losses. We’ve proudly served the Nebraska community for years and are ready to fight for your rights.

What Makes a Dog Act Vicious Towards a Stranger?

Published on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm in Personal Injury.

Many people have dogs and consider them to be part of the family. Other people usually want to pet dogs and expect them to be safe. But sometimes, dogs bite people. These cases can be tricky, especially if the person who was bitten knows the owners. Even though these situations are uncomfortable, those who are bitten can seek legal aid.

The Omaha dog attack lawyers at Welsh & Welsh understand what you’re going through. Dog owners are supposed to make sure their dog is safe around others. We can help you get the compensation you need for injuries or damages you sustained.

How Similar Are Concussions to TBIs?

Published on May 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm in Personal Injury.

How Similar Are Concussions to TBIs?

A TBI or traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by a blow to the head or puncture wound that causes damage to the brain. In the most severe cases of TBIs, recovery may be impossible or involve years of therapy, surgeries, and/or medication. Victims of a traumatic brain injury often find it difficult to live the life they once knew. We tend to think that TBIs are rare, but over 1.4 million Americans suffer from some form of a traumatic brain injury today.

One form of TBIs that many individuals do not know about is MTBIs, or minor traumatic brain injuries. An MTBI is the most prevalent form of TBI and is defined as any impact or forceful motion of the head which causes a brief change in mental status or consciousness. Severe TBIs often cause long-lasting changes in mental status or consciousness, but when an individual loses consciousness for even a brief second or two, this can still be defined as an MTBI.