Omaha Personal Injury Attorneys
Helping Accident Victims Throughout Nebraska
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 law firm is led by attorneys Clete Blakeman, Joe Risko, and Andy Wilson. 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.
Having practiced for more than 50 combined years, our lawyers are tireless advocates focused on maximizing financial recoveries for the injured and their families.
We provide skilled representation backed by decades of experience.
Call our office in Omaha, NE at (402) 810-8611 to get started on your case today!
Decades of Collective Experience in Recovering Injury Compensation
The personal injury law firm 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 claims 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 Claims in Nebraska
If you've been injured in an accident in Nebraska, you must file an injury claim within the appropriate time frame or your case may not be heard. 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 personal injury lawyer right away!