NE personal injury case & accident info
Nebraska is certainly no stranger to personal injuries, car accidents and negligence cases – sometimes it can be difficult to figure out who to blame and where to pin liability.
Maybe it was you who suffered a life-changing accident, or maybe it was a family member or friend. Whatever happens, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
Nebraska personal injury law: the basics
Nebraska statutes online
This is where you’ll find Nebraska's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Nebraska's car accident statutes of limitation
In Nebraska, you have four years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have four years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Nebraska
Hiring a lawyer in Nebraska
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as criminal defense law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Law libraries in Nebraska
There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.
- State of Nebraska Judicial Branch: State Library