Omaha Personal Injury Attorney
Fight for Just Compensation with Carlson & Burnett
A serious injury-causing accident on the road, on someone's property, or elsewhere is a devastating setback that a family can face. At a time when you need to focus on personal and emotional recovery, turn to Carlson & Burnett for clear legal advice and determined representation.
Our personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice is led by partner Attorney Clete Blakeman. Having practiced for more than 35 years between them, they are known as tireless advocates focused on maximizing financial recoveries for the injured and their families. Among numerous professional honors, Clete has a peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell® and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Backed by decades of experience, we provide skilled representation.
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Decades of Collective Experience in Representing Personal Injury Cases
The team at Carlson & Burnett brings together many decades of experience in settlement negotiations and at trial, in-depth knowledge of insurance coverage and genuine compassion for the challenges faced by injured people and grieving family members. We build compelling cases and rigorously pursue all available financial compensation for victims of all types of accidents caused by others' negligence.
We regularly handle personal injury cases involving the following:
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
These types of accidents can result in harm ranging from broken bones, lacerations and crush injuries to catastrophic burn injuries, head and brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. In many cases, these injuries require significant medical attention and can impact the remainder of a person’s life!
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in Nebraska
If you've been injured in an accident in Nebraska, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within the appropriate time frame or your case may not be heard. The legal term for this is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for general personal injury claims is four years. However, Nebraska has different time limits for specific types of personal injury cases. Here is a breakdown of some of the most common case types:
- Motor vehicle accidents - 4 years
- Dog bites - 4 years
- Work-related injuries/workers' comp - 2 years
- Wrongful death - 2 years
- Medical malpractice - 2 years from date of injury, 1 year from date of discovery
While these statutes of limitations are meant to prevent unlawful or cruel lawsuits, they can also make it difficult for victims of accidents to get the justice they deserve. If the statute of limitations for your type of case has expired, it might be impossible for you to ever pursue compensation. That's why it's essential that you contact a skilled Omaha personal injury lawyer right away!