Nebraska is popular for its stunning population of honeybees and famous state motto; Equality Before The Law. The state of Nebraska is located in the Great Plains on the Midwest of the USA, and the state capital is Lincoln, with the largest city right on the Missouri River, Omaha.
Nebraska is a huge agriculture producer bringing other important economic advantages to the United States such as manufacturing, fright, and IT.
Nebraska has some incredible landmarks such as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Joslyn Art Museum, The Durham Museum, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Carhenge, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and more.
As many beauty and economic benefits, Nebraska brings, slip and falls and other personal injuries often happen in the state. According to the Nebraska government, deaths due to injury made up 6% of all deaths to Nebraskans. In Nebraska, a personal injury is the second leading cause of years of potential life lost after malignant neoplasm (cancer). People who were over 65 suffered more deaths due to slip and falls. See the Nebraska government document here.
Legal battles in the state can be costly and can drag on for a very long time. In addition to daunting litigations, both plaintiffs and attorneys in Nebraska face mountains of bills to settle — including rent, groceries, health emergencies, and other daily expenses.
How does the insurance work in Nebraska(NE)?
Like most states in the United States, Nebraska also follows the modified comparative fault rule. If you are reading about this for the first time, don’t worry, we will break it down for you.
The comparative fault rule means that the plaintiff can only get compensation for an injury if the court finds him or her to be less than 50% at fault. You won’t be eligible to file for compensation if you are more than 50% at fault for an accident. Nebraska has a cap set at $1.75 million for medical malpractice cases, including economic and non-economic damages. Monetary damages in personal injury cases often include loss of income and medical expenses. In contrast, non-economic damages are mostly the pain and suffering as a result of the injury.
At Baker Street Legal Funding, we focus on funding personal injury claims. If you have a personal injury in Nebraska and need to access your lawsuit funds, contact us now to apply for a personal injury loan.