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The potential for experiencing a serious injury as you go about your daily life is far greater than you may expect. Every day, innocent people are harmed by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. These result in personal injury cases in which a claim is brought to hold the at-fault party responsible for paying the injured person for any losses. Many cases involve filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to recover damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured by someone else’s careless or intentional acts, let the law offices of Schirber Wagner advise you about your legal rights. We’re an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to. Call us at 402-592-2800 or contact us online.
Common Types of Personal Injuries and Damages
Personal injury lawsuits may be necessary for a range of injuries that are the result of accidents or other acts of negligence. Some of the most common serious personal injuries suffered in accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
- Back injuries.
- Internal injuries.
- Fractures and broken bones.
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars.
- Limb loss and amputation.
- Neck injuries and whiplash.
- Knee injuries.
- Foot and ankle injuries.
- Shoulder injuries.
- Wrist and hand injuries.
- Lacerations, bruises and “road rash.”
- Crush injuries.
- Soft-tissue injuries.
Someone who causes injury though negligent, reckless or intentional conduct is responsible to the injured person for the damages suffered. The goal of awarding damages is to restore the injured person as much as possible — physically, emotionally, mentally and financially — to the condition that he or she was in before the injury occurred.
An injured person can potentially recover several types of damages, such as:
- General damages for losses that cannot be easily measured, such as pain and suffering.
- Lost wages for income not earned due to the injury.
- Expenses for medical bills and all associated costs incurred from the injury.
- Lost earning potential for future work.
- In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be part of the settlement or verdict.
An injured person’s family can recover damages as well, including awards for loss of affection (known as loss of consortium) or a claim or lawsuit for wrongful death if the victim has died.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Omaha Papillion
At the law firm of Schirber Wagner we primarily handle the following types of claims:
There are legal restrictions on the time allowed to file an injury claim, so it is important that you meet with an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case. For a free assessment, contact us today by calling at 402-592-2800.