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I was well informed through the whole process. I would definitely recommend this firm.

Kathy H.

Sounds weird to say when referring to lawyers but our family is better and stronger because of CPJ.

Rachel S.

The outcome of my case was as good as it could get and I feel confident that Joshua was the best choice for me.

Patrick S.

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Personal Injury and Workers Comp Lawyers

Being injured in an accident is one of the most traumatic events a person can go through. If you’re looking for compensation for your experience, a personal injury attorney at Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. will help you submit your claim.

Accidents will always be a part of life, but that doesn’t mean that your accident is acceptable. Many accidents can be prevented, and you deserve to receive justice and financial compensation when someone else caused you harm.

Unfortunately, you are likely dealing with physical injuries, mental trauma caused by your accident, and a host of other losses. Maybe you don’t have the strength to handle a personal injury or workers compensation claim on your own. No matter what brought about your non-work accident, you can seek damages from the party who harmed you. If you were involved in a work-related accident, there is no need to establish negligence on behalf of your employer, or if you were negligent, you can still recover damages.

The Hastings personal injury and workers comp lawyers at our firm can assist you throughout the claim process and help you reach your goal of maximum compensation.

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ABOUT Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C.

We are confident that we can handle any legal need you may have in a professional and courteous manner.

Our firm was founded in 1935 by James D. Conway in Hastings, Nebraska. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to providing our clients with a wide range of legal services in Hastings and throughout Nebraska. We provide legal help with divorce and family matters, personal injury, wrongful death, estate and business planning, and more.

Why Choose Our Firm?

When you are looking for a lawyer, you probably have an idea of the type of lawyer you want working for you. We believe that our firm has a lawyer who will not only meet your needs, but also exceed them.

Compassionate

One of the qualities you want your attorney to possess is compassion. You need someone who understands the difficulties you’re facing and who will treat you as a person, not as a case. You’ve been through something terrible, and you deserve respect and consideration during this trying time.

Professional

Many attorneys will tell you that they are the right person for the job, but you will later find that they aren’t what you expected. You want an attorney who knows how to do the job right and who will behave in a professional manner—someone who takes the time to prepare fully and will see that your claim is handled properly to the end.

Driven

It’s not enough to have a lawyer who is sympathetic to your plight; you need one who will do everything they can to see that you receive the outcome you’re after. We have a track record of success, and we will work tirelessly to help you to reach your goal of justice and financial compensation.

Trustworthy

You want an attorney who will tell the truth from start to finish and won’t make false promises or try to mislead you. The attorneys at our firm are honest and transparent. You’ve been through enough, and you don’t need to be re-victimized by someone looking to take advantage of you.

Compassionate

One of the qualities you want your attorney to possess is compassion. You need someone who understands the difficulties you’re facing and who will treat you as a person, not as a case. You’ve been through something terrible, and you deserve respect and consideration during this trying time.

Professional

Many attorneys will tell you that they are the right person for the job, but you will later find that they aren’t what you expected. You want an attorney who knows how to do the job right and who will behave in a professional manner—someone who takes the time to prepare fully and will see that your claim is handled properly to the end.

Driven

It’s not enough to have a lawyer who is sympathetic to your plight; you need one who will do everything they can to see that you receive the outcome you’re after. We have a track record of success, and we will work tirelessly to help you to reach your goal of justice and financial compensation.

Trustworthy

You want an attorney who will tell the truth from start to finish and won’t make false promises or try to mislead you. The attorneys at our firm are honest and transparent. You’ve been through enough, and you don’t need to be re-victimized by someone looking to take advantage of you.

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Say about us
What Our Clients Say about us

The outcome of my case was as good as it could get and I feel confident that Joshua was the best choice for me.

Patrick S.

I was well informed through the whole process. I would definitely recommend this firm.

Kathy H.

Sounds weird to say when referring to lawyers but our family is better and stronger because of CPJ.

Rachel S.

UNDERSTANDING Personal Injury Laws

Personal injury laws are complex, and every case is different. Let us help you pinpoint who is responsible for paying you a settlement for an injury you didn’t cause.

The personal injury claims process can be challenging, but Hastings personal injury and workers compensation attorneys at our firm can help you understand it. They will guide you through this difficult time in your life and make every effort to see that you come out of it with a settlement check in hand.

How will your injury attorney help you?

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They will start by investigating the accident that hurt you and finding out what caused it. They will then figure out who is liable for the injuries you’ve suffered and the losses that have been thrust upon you.

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Next, your attorney will use the evidence available in your case to prove fault and to prove the severity of your injuries.

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Your attorney will also help you determine how much compensation you’re owed. You may be entitled to damages you haven’t yet considered.

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Finally, your lawyer will put your claim together, submit it with the insurance company, and negotiate toward the settlement you need. If necessary, they can even take your case to court.

1

They will start by investigating the accident that hurt you and finding out what caused it. They will then figure out who is liable for the injuries you’ve suffered and the losses that have been thrust upon you.

2

Next, your attorney will use the evidence available in your case to prove fault and to prove the severity of your injuries.

3

Your attorney will also help you determine how much compensation you’re owed. You may be entitled to damages you haven’t yet considered.

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Finally, your lawyer will put your claim together, submit it with the insurance company, and negotiate toward the settlement you need. If necessary, they can even take your case to court.

Help with a Workers Compensation Claim

Injured at work? Let a workers compensation attorney in Hastings help you file your claim so you can focus on what really matters: your health.

When you’ve been injured at work, you might be eligible to file a workers compensation claim rather than a personal injury claim. Most employers in Nebraska are required to carry workers comp insurance to protect their employees financially when they’ve been injured on the job.

The good thing about workers compensation laws is that they protect workers regardless of who caused the accident. As long as your injury occurred at work, or because of your work duties, you might be owed benefits through workers comp.

A Hastings workers compensation lawyer at our firm can help you submit your claim, which will make a denial from the insurance company less likely. Insurance companies can make you jump through hoops in order to receive compensation. Having an attorney on your side can make all the difference in receiving your benefits as quickly as possible.

Workers compensation often covers your lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses while you recover from a work-related injury.

NEBRASKA ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL ATTORNEYS

This organization vows to uphold the jury system and improve trial practices throughout Nebraska. Our attorneys are proud to be members.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Our attorneys are all members of the American Bar Association, an
organization dedicated to legal professionalism.

NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

The Nebraska State Bar Association is an exclusive organization that cares about integrity, respect, accountability, service, and inclusion.

NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

This peer-rated achievement signifies that an attorney’s peers hold them in high esteem for their professional accomplishments.

The Settlement You Need for a Hastings Injury Accident

You’ve come to our website seeking answers to your questions. One of the most vital questions an accident victim has: “How much is my claim worth?”

This question, of course, can’t be answered here, but you can get a sense of your claim’s value by understanding which damages you’ve experienced.

For example, if you have sustained serious injuries in an accident, you likely have medical expenses you’ve been paying for yourself. When someone else caused your accident, these medical bills can be added to your claim.

You can also add your lost wages to the pile. For example, if you’ve been out of work for six months, you can be compensated for all of the income you lost due to your injuries. In addition, if you’ve suffered a permanent injury, you might not be able to work for weeks or months—maybe ever. You can be compensated for future lost income, as well.

One of the duties your Hastings personal injury and workers comp lawyers at our firm will take upon themselves is that of helping you calculate all of the losses your accident and injuries have brought to your life.

You can be compensated for financial losses and non-financial losses. Non-financial losses are things such as the pain of your injuries, mental suffering, and loss of life enjoyment.

Listed below are some of the damages you may be entitled to when you win your personal injury claim:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Mental trauma and mental health services
  • Lost quality of life
  • Property damage
  • Caregiving expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Cost of physical therapy
  • Disfigurement and scarring

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Personal Injury and Workers Comp FAQ

After a serious injury accident, you are probably not sure what comes next. Whether you were hurt in an auto wreck, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related incident, or a motorcycle collision, you need to know that you have options.

Filing a claim is within your rights, but where do you start? Talking with a Hastings personal injury lawyer at our firm is the best first step. Our lawyers will be happy to answer your questions during a free, initial case analysis. To get you started, here are some answers to commonly asked questions our attorneys receive:

How long does Nebraska law give me to file a personal injury claim?

In Nebraska, the time frame you have to submit a personal injury claim is four years. This is known as the statute of limitations. It’s important that you understand that once the four-year time frame has elapsed, you will no longer have the opportunity to file a claim.

What is comparative negligence and how does it affect my settlement?

Comparative negligence is when the fault of all parties involved in an accident is compared. Each person who was involved in the accident will be assigned a percentage of fault. So long as your fault was not greater than the other involved party, you can still go after that person for damages, even if you were somewhat to blame for the accident.

How does a workers compensation claim differ from a personal injury claim?

Workers compensation claims are filed with your employer’s work comp insurance company. You can receive benefits for an accident that occurred at work even if you caused the accident that hurt you. With a personal injury claim, you can only receive compensation for an accident if you weren’t the one who caused it.

Can more than one person be liable for my injury accident?

Yes, there can be more than one person who is legally responsible for your damages. For example, if you’re in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver, both the trucker and the trucking company could be liable for your losses.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee arrangement is when an attorney agrees to take your case on the condition that you will pay for their legal services after you win a settlement. The attorney’s fees are contingent—or dependent upon—the attorney getting you the settlement you’re after.

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