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Personal Injury Lawyers in Omaha

Legal Advocates for Accident Victims Throughout Nebraska

A serious accident on the road or on someone's property can be a devastating setback for an individual or family to face. At a time when you need to focus on physical and emotional recovery, turn to our Omaha personal injury lawyers for clear legal advice and determined representation.

Having practiced for more than 50 combined years, Burnett Legal Group's tireless advocates focus on maximizing financial recoveries for the injured and their families.

For skilled representation backed by decades of experience, call our personal injury attorneys in Omaha at (402) 810-8611to get started on your case today!

Decades of Collective Experience in Recovering Injury Compensation

The Omaha personal injury law firm at Burnett Legal Group 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.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

A personal injury attorney can provide invaluable assistance and support if you've been injured due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions. Here's how a personal injury attorney can help you:

  • Legal Expertise: Personal injury attorneys have specialized knowledge and experience in handling injury claims, allowing them to navigate the complex legal process on your behalf.
  • Case Evaluation: An attorney can assess the merits of your case, determine liability, and identify the potential value of your claim based on the extent of your injuries and damages.
  • Investigation: Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining expert opinions to build a strong case in your favor.
  • Negotiation: Personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators who can engage with insurance companies and opposing parties to secure a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can represent you in court and present your case to a judge and jury.
  • Maximizing Compensation: They will work to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future needs.
  • Legal Protection: Having an attorney on your side means you have an advocate who can protect your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that a knowledgeable professional is handling your case can provide you with peace of mind during a challenging time.

By enlisting the help of an experienced Omaha personal injury attorney, you can focus on the most important thing, your recovery. Call our firm today to learn how our firm can help you.

Thank you for all your assistance and kind demeanor. So much of the journey of Jeff's illness was heartbreaking, devastating and 1 step forward, 2 steps back. He suffered with pain and separation anxiety and sense of loss. The financial portion was troubling but with your help it was manageable. - Former Client

Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Omaha

Boat Accidents

Many people in Nebraska love water recreational activities, unfortunately, no matter how careful you are there is always a chance for injury in a boating accident. Learn about Nebraska boat injury law and how our team of attorneys can help you during a free consultation.

Car Accidents

In Nebraska, car accident victims have four years to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out. If you have been injured in an auto accident, read our car accident page to learn about contributory negligence, recoverable damages, and how our team can help you.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are a fun and convenient way to get around, however, all too often drivers do not look out for motorcyclists on the road. Our team is experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases and is ready to fight on your behalf. Learn more today!

Nursing Home Abuse

When we place our loved ones into the care of a nursing home we expect them to be in good hands when this doesn’t happen, Burnett Legal Group is standing by to fight for justice on behalf of you and your family. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse contact us today for a free consultation.

Premises Liability

Landowners are responsible for ensuring their premises is safe for visitors, if they fail to do this, they can be held responsible for resulting damages. Learn more about how we can help you if you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall, swimming pool accident or any other injury caused by landowner negligence.

Product Liability

When we buy a product, we expect it to be safe, all too often however companies take shortcuts to protect their bottom line, putting their consumers in harm’s way. Learn our approach to product liability claims and how we can help you today.

Truck Accidents

Because of their size and weight, trucks are capable of causing far more injury and damage than an average car accident. Our team of attorneys is skilled in conducting thorough investigations following a truck accident.

Bicycle Accidents

While there are laws in place to protect bicyclists on the road, motorists all too often ignore these laws. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, Learn more about bicycle law and how our team of attorneys can help you today.

Pedestrian Accidents

While pedestrians have the right of way on a street, motorists don’t always look out for them. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, Learn more about your rights and options on our pedestrian accident page today.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is one of the worst injuries a person can suffer. These injuries are catastrophic in nature and often lead to permanent disabilities. If you have been injured don’t hesitate to learn more about how we can help you today.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy, losing a loved one at the hands of someone’s negligence can be devastating. If you have lost a loved one through wrongful death, our firm is ready to fight for you and your family!

Workers' Compensation

Injured on the job? You may be eligible to recover workers’ compensation! If you have a case, contact us today. Our experienced firm fights for the compensation that workers deserve, so they can focus on recovering.

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!

What is 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 in Omaha right away!

What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

Generally, there are three types of damages you can pursue compensation for:

  1. Economic - Also called special damages, compensate the injured for financial losses that result from suffering an injury such as the inability to work and medical expenses.
  2. Non-economic - Compensate for non-financial losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Since non-economic damages compensate for such abstract losses, they are also called general damages.
  3. Punitive - Punitive damages are different from economic and non-economic in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. As such punitive damages are not awarded often

The purpose of each type is to compensate the injury victim for a different aspect of loss associated with sustaining an injury. The state of Nebraska does place a cap on how much damages can be awarded to an induvial in medical malpractice cases.

Don't wait to get help on your case. Call our firm to schedule a free, no-obligation consultationtoday!

Pursue Just & Fair Compensation with Burnett Legal Group

Our Omaha personal injury attorneys’ case experience covers many other situations, including construction site accidents, swimming pool and other recreational accidents, and various types of insurance disputes. When you need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Nebraska, our seasoned attorneys have the personal injury experience you need.

If you have been hurt or tragically lost a family member, we are here to help. We offer a free consultation, in person and where you need us, to discuss your legal rights and options after a serious accident. You will pay no attorney fees unless we successfully obtain compensation through a settlement, judgment or verdict in your favor.

Families We've Helped

"They have a great legal team with the knowledge and experience in many different specialties of law."

- Former Client