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Nebraska Negligence Laws 

Did you know you could sue when someone injures you in an accident? If you can prove that someone’s actions were negligent, thoughtless, or wrongful, you could sue for damages. The person who hurt you can be held accountable for the harm they caused you. To receive compensation and justice, you need to file a personal injury claim.

Before you can file a claim, you should learn a little about Nebraska negligence laws. These laws are important and will apply to your case.

Important Negligence Laws in Nebraska

Here are some of the most important laws related to negligence in Nebraska.

Law of Negligence

The law of negligence refers to the legal ability to sue when someone’s negligent actions cause you injuries and damages. Nebraska’s law of comparative negligence allows you to sue someone even if you were partly to blame for your accident. Your damages could be reduced by the portion of blame attributed to your actions.

Nebraska Statute of Limitations

Nebraska has a law that sets a time limit on filing a claim after an accident. You have four years to file a claim in Nebraska for a personal injury.

Damages

You have the right to damages under Nebraska law if you were seriously hurt in an accident. You could be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy costs, mental trauma, cost of treating mental health issues, property damage, and more.

Discuss Your Case with a Hastings Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in or around Hastings, Nebraska, you could be in need of legal help with your claim. Nebraska negligence laws can be confusing, but your lawyer at our firm has them down. Call Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. at 402-462-5187 or fill out the form below for a free case evaluation.

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