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Personal Injury Claims – What You Need to KNow

After an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is another phone call and more paperwork. Having a personal injury lawyer on your team, however, is worth the initial time and effort. The talented professionals on our team are here to help you, the victim, get through a difficult, overwhelming, and frustrating situation.

When do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Most people think about hiring a personal injury lawyer after they get into some kind of accident. While accident situations where someone acts carelessly and you get hurt are common personal injury cases, there are other circumstances that may require legal help.

In addition to accidents, personal injury laws also apply to intentional acts, defective products and defamation. If someone purposefully harms another person, such as in an assault and battery case, it can be classified as an intentional act. Defective products that lead to injuries and someone speaking defamatory statements are two other situations when you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer.

After an accident, your finances will take a hit. There could be expenses from property damage, medical bills and lost wages if you miss time from work. Working with an attorney can help you protect yourself and your family from financial stress.

When should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

If you’re thinking about contacting a personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate to reach out. Timing is important because there are deadlines to file a claim. These time limits depend on your specific case. Your attorney will be able to help you meet all deadlines and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Aside from legal timelines, you’ll want to talk with a personal injury lawyer before you and the other people involved in your claim forget important details. Faded memories fade or lost evidence will not support your case.

Don’t let financial reasons stop you from consulting with a personal injury attorney. Many qualified law offices, including the experts at Keating O’Gara, will review your case at no cost to you.

Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

The paperwork following an accident, injury or other events can be overwhelming and confusing. Your attorney can help you navigate claim forms, medical bills and other legal documents. This takes the weight off your shoulders and allows you to focus on recovery.

In addition to saving you paperwork, a personal injury lawyer can obtain a better settlement for you. People who hire professional legal help generally receive larger settlements than people who go through the process alone.

Personal injury lawyers are specialists. If anything goes wrong or gets complicated with your case, they’ll be able to handle it. Let your personal injury lawyer be your advocate, your support and your partner through a difficult time. At Keating O’Gara, our team members have your back. Each one of us is here to provide personal and honest representation on behalf of our clients. Even if you’re just considering working with a personal injury lawyer, let us know. Consultations for personal injury cases are at no-obligation and no cost to you.

Practicing Attorneys

Gary J. Nedved

Gary J. Nedved


Jefferson Downing

Jefferson Downing


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When you are dealing with a tragedy, you need a team of supporters who care about you and will stick by you all the way to the finish. Our attorneys are courtroom tested and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients either through cases won, or cases settled. We have a seventy-five year track record of success, and we would love to put our experience to work for you.

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Keating O'Gara Law

200 S. 21st St., Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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