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Fighting for Maximum Compensation for the Injured in Nebraska

Any type of accident – whether occurring on Nebraska roads and highway, in one’s own home through the use of a defective or dangerous product, or on someone else’s property where safety hazards have not been addressed – can prove to be disastrous. These negligence-based accidents can be devastating on many levels, from the physical to the emotional and the financial.

You may wind up seriously injured, hospitalized, unable to work, facing large medical expenses, and other unforeseen consequences. When such circumstances arise due to the carelessness or wrongdoing of another party or parties, you deserve compensation.

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At Scarff Law Firm, we are devoted to fighting for all the types of compensation you need and deserve. This mean compensatory amounts that truly reflect what you are facing and will likely face in the future due to your injuries. Our Omaha personal injury attorney is both as a tough negotiator and skilled trial lawyer.

We will begin by investigating all aspects of your accident to determine the at-fault parties who should be held liable. Most personal injury cases are settled through negotiation but if we cannot reach a satisfactory settlement in that manner, we will not back down from taking your case to court.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

Our firm handles the following types of personal injury claims:

  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death
  • Dangerous and defective consumer products, such as pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, defective auto parts, defective toys, appliances, food, cosmetics, tools, and more
  • Premises liability, including slip and fall accidents where the property owner failed to warn or handle unsafe conditions

Injured in a fault-based accident? Get the legal representation you need in seeking a full financial recovery by contacting Scarff Law Firm online or at (402) 267-9774.

What is Nebraska’s Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is a legal time limit on how ling you have to file your lawsuit in court. If you suffered an injury in Nebraska, you have four years from the date of the underlying accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. This is why you should contact and experienced personal injury attorney from Scarff Law Firm right away to get started on your case.

Personal Injury Laws in Nebraska

In order to succeed with your case, you must prove: (1) the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, (2) the at-fault party breached this duty of care by acting negligently or recklessly, (3) the at-fault party’s breach caused the accident and your injury, and (4) you suffered damages from the accident.

What is the Modified Comparative Fault Rule?

However, if you are partly to blame for causing the accident, Nebraska courts follow a “modified comparative fault” rule, which means if your percentage of fault will be taken into consideration when calculating your total award, which can lead to reduced damages or none at all. For example, if your total damages equal $100,000, but you are 20 percent to blame for the accident, you will only collect $80,000 of your award. If you are at least 50 percent at fault, you cannot collect any compensation.

How We Can Help You

We believe that you deserve strong advocacy and support during this time as you try to physically and emotionally recover from your ordeal. Getting the compensation you deserve in the wake of such an accident will generally depend on having legal representation. This is because you will generally be dealing with an insurance company whose sole aim is to pay out as little as possible in liability claims. These large corporations will likely have their own legal teams whose job is to reduce your compensation as much as possible. That is why you need an equally aggressive advocate who can fight back for what is fair and just.

Our Omaha personal injury attorney will do everything possible to help you get a fair settlement or fight for your best interests in court. We will pursue appropriate damages, such as those for past and future medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages or income, property damages/losses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In the case of a family member who had died as a result of personal injuries, we will seek damages appropriate to wrongful death for family survivors. This can include funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses incurred prior to the death, loss of the decedent’s wages or income, his or her personal pain and suffering before death, and loss of the decedent’s love and companionship endured by those left behind.

Get the Aggressive Help You Need from Scarff Law Firm

Personal injury and wrongful death laws have been established in Nebraska and across the U.S. to protect you in the aftermath of an unforeseen accident or death. These laws were designed to hold those at fault responsible for their actions or omissions. Our firm will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that the laws are upheld in your case and that you achieve the justice you seek.

Call our Omaha personal injury attorney at (402) 267-9774 or contact us through our online request form today. Your consultation is free.

Case Results

Fully Invested in Obtaining a Positive Outcome
  • Car Wreck $80 Thousand
  • Car Wreck $12 Thousand
  • Premises Liability $130 Thousand
  • Personal Injury $25 Thousand
  • Personal Injury $27 Thousand

Feedback from Former Clients

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  • “I was facing serious charges and he helped me feel better about it as soon as I met with him.”

    - James F.
  • “I am sincerely grateful for attorney James Scarff and recommend his services with the highest regards!”

    - Susie B.
  • “I couldn’t have asked for a better person to handle my life at such a difficult time.”

    - Michele S.

Why Choose Scarff Law Firm?

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  • Success at the State Supreme Court Level
  • Versatile Experience in Multiple Practice Areas
  • Dedicated to Getting the Best Possible Outcome
  • Work Directly with Attorney James Scarff