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Finding A Good Personal Injury Attorney in Nebraska

If you or a family member have been the victim of a personal injury, you will want to seek the advice of a good personal injury attorney in Nebraska. While not all injuries warrant lawsuits, it is important that you get the legal advise of an expert.

Generally, in order to bring a lawsuit you must be able to prove that there was negligence. Your attorney will work with you to help make a determination. Two Drivers Arguing After Traffic Accident

There are various types of personal injuries that may lead to a lawsuit. These include auto or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, work related situations, and wrongful death due to medical malpractice.

Knowledgeable Firm

Your injury lawyer has experience dealing with all these types of cases and will help you seek justice in your case. The goal of taking legal action is to get reimbursed for medical expenses and for pain and suffering caused by the negligence.

The first step in the process is to choose an Nebraska personal injury lawyer to represent you. Choose an attorney that is experienced in dealing with these types of cases. Many personal injury cases are settled out of court; however, if the case does go that far you need an attorney who has courtroom experience and can present your case at trial.

Sometimes the legal process can be long and complex. You need an law firm to guide you through the process and take charge of your cause.

The Consultation
The process begins with a consultation. The attorney will meet with you to learn more about the facts about the case. This consultation is needed to determine if your case is legally valid and if it is prudent to proceed with it.

Your attorney will answer any questions you may have and will give you an idea of what to expect of the process. Once it has been determined that your case should move forward, you will contract with the attorney to represent your case.

How Much Will It Cost?

Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that the attorney is receives payment once the case is over and is paid with the proceeds from the case.

In this case, you shouldn’t need to pay any up front fees or retainer fees in advance. Your attorney will only proceed with your case if it is a strong one.

They will ask the necessary questions to make that determination. If the case is warranted, they will handle your case. Your attorney is there for you every step of the way.

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State Department of Corrections files youth prison plans

Interesting article concerning the treatment of teenage inmates. There are many ways to positively encourage the correct behavior, but using force and solitary confinement are not on my list.

Complying with a federal judge’s order, the state Department of Corrections filed its plan Friday to reduce the use of pepper spray, restraints and solitary confinements for teen inmates.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson gave the DOC two weeks to work with the attorneys representing the current and former inmates at Wisconsin’s youth prison suing the department and create the plan.

In his ruling June 23, Peterson said the DOC’s practices of routinely using pepper spray, shackles and solitary confinement likely violate the inmates’ constitutional rights and that prison administers demonstrated “callous indifference” to the harm inflicted on the inmates because of these practices.

The plan meets Peterson’s requirement that inmates not be kept in solitary confinement for more than seven days while increasing time outside of their cells while in isolation and that staff use alternates to pepper spray and evaluate an inmates need for shackles on a case-by-case basis. Some of the details, such as the implementation time frames for the new policies, could not be agreed upon by the DOC and lawyers for the inmates.

The plan states that Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons will only use solitary confinement as a punishment for violent offenses. The DOC and plaintiffs could not agree on some of the details of how solitary confinement is used for inmates with mental health diagnoses — the plaintiffs said solitary confinement should not be used under any circumstances for these inmates, according to the document.

The amount of time an inmate can be kept in solitary confinement was also debated in the document — the DOC says seven days and the plaintiffs say only 3.

The plaintiffs also asked for more time outside of confinement each day. They wrote that inmates should have eight hours of “out time” from his or her solitary cell with six of those hours of structured activities.

The DOC asked for more leeway in “out time” for inmates to allow for staffing fluctuations. The DOC would set a minimum of two hours of “out time” per day and a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The use of chemical agents would also be limited only to “when a youth is engaging in physical harm to others or to prevent the youth causing bodily harm to another,” according to the proposed plan.