Experienced Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyer

Inkelaar Law is a highly regarded and peer-recognized personal injury law firm. Our Omaha personal injury attorneys have spent decades solely devoting their careers to helping those truly in need. For over 27 Years, Firm Founder Thomas Inkelaar has personally fought for the rights of those seriously injured in both the English and Hispanic Communities. As a local resident, Thomas is an active member in many organizations and has devoted his life to providing Justice for those in need on behalf of himself and his family.We stand out for a reason. We relate to our clients on a personal level and understand that medical bills and other costs can quickly spiral out of control. Or sometimes, justice just doesn’t work out the way it should. Our precious Frida is one of many examples of why this firm is truly special. If you want to understand Attorney Inkelaar, Please take 5 minutes to read Frida’s story

Insurance Coverage Damages

Personal injury awards can cover rehabilitation for disabilities, medical expenses, automobile expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and even wrongful death awards for surviving family members. The amount of damages that will be awarded depends on the unique circumstances of each case. Only an experienced Omaha personal injury lawyer who conducts an exhaustive review of all of the injuries can begin to build a case to request a settlement that truly reflects your losses.

When you are suffering the effects of a personal injury, you should be focused on your own recovery. All too often though, worrisome problems like extra medical bills, job concerns, and added difficulties with day-to-day living take center stage. This leaves little time to figure out whether you may be entitled to compensation for the injury and how much compensation is appropriate to meet your changed circumstances.

That, however, is where a top personal injury attorney in Omaha may be able to help. The experienced attorneys at Inkelaar Law understand how your situation fits with previous legal precedent and could explain your options for obtaining all the compensation to which you may be entitled. The Omaha personal injury lawyers team, which consists of several legal professionals, could work hard on your behalf after a personal injury, so you can focus on getting your life back to normal. En Español.

CAR ACCIDENTS

Your car accident was jarring, painful and the aftermath may be overwhelming. After a car accident, you may be forced to deal with chronic injuries, medical bills, insurance companies and lost wages. In addition to making sure that you get the best possible medical care you are going to want to protect all of your rights. If you have been in a car accident you are not alone. Inkelaar Law is pro

DUI ACCIDENTS

Drunk drivers put not only themselves at risk, but all drivers on the road as well. Getting injured due to a drunk driver can result in tragic injuries and losses. If hurt, please do not hesitate and contact our team of experienced Omaha drunk driving accident lawyers today.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Motorcycle accidents are one of the worst types of vehicle accidents a person can be involved in. Along with property damage either party may suffer from a multitude of injuries. Motorcycle collisions were on the rise for more than a decade until they began to drop off in 2008, unfortunately the number of fatal collisions were still extremely high.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Individuals throughout Nebraska who are facing criminal charges, may feel frightened, confused and even angry about the charges they are facing. Because a criminal case can impact your life for years to come, it is important to select an attorney with experience in criminal defense trials.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

You can’t work, you are in pain, you don’t know how you are going to pay your bills and you don’t know where to turn. When a work injury puts you and your family in a dire situation, the workers’ comp laws of Nebraska can help protect you.

DOG BITES

Dog attacks represent some of the most gruesome personal injuries that are suffered, particularly where a child is involved (as is often the case). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. Almost one in five of those who are bitten (a total of 885,000) require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Each year thousands of trucks are involved in motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2008 one out of nine traffic fatalities in the United States involved a large truck.

SLIP & FALL

“Slip and fall” is a term for personal injury cases which arise when injury is caused during a slip and fall as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Inside a building, dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor can cause you to slip and hurt yourself.

PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Pedestrian accidents can happen at any moment of the day. The injuries associated with these accidents are serious and can have lasting effects. If injured, it is important to get in touch with a team of skilled Omaha pedestrian accident lawyers.

ASSAULT CLAIMS

Assaults claims can be difficult to handle alone. When attacked, knowing the first steps to take can be scary. Our team of Omaha assault claims lawyers will ensure you can get what is deserved after being attacked.

WRONGFUL DEATH

The loss of a loved one is a situation that can affect family members, friends, and virtually anyone who knew the individual that passed away. When the death of a loved one is unexpected the loss can be even more difficult to bear.

MASS TORTS

A mass tort is a civil action that involves several plaintiffs against one, or multiple corporate defendants in a state or federal court. The popular belief is that mass torts began in the 1960s when a lawyer was called upon to defend multiple injured victims of accidents in regards to airplane accidents.

NURSING HOMES

In the United States today, there are over thirty six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facility. Due to the fact that long-term care for the elderly is typically extremely expensive (well over $5,000 per month in many jurisdictions), the vast majority of

DANGEROUS DRUGS

t seems that every day new prescription drugs are being developed to treat a host of medical issues, which is great news for those who are in need of them. The problem, however, is the speed at which these drugs are being put on the market, and consumers are experiencing negative side effects, some of which can be fatal or life threatening to the user.

AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS

Aircraft accidents are one of the most terrifying situations anyone can go through and those that survive will endure many physical and psychological injuries. Recent crashes from 2009 and 2010 in Tripoli and Paris are stark reminders of the ever-present dangers that accompany air travel. On June 1, 2009, more than 210 passengers and 12 crew members were killed when a Parisian airliner crashed

CAR ACCIDENTS
DUI ACCIDENTS
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
CRIMINAL DEFENSE
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
DOG BITES
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
SLIP & FALL
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
ASSAULT CLAIMS
WRONGFUL DEATH
MASS TORTS
NURSING HOMES
DANGEROUS DRUGS
AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS
BIENVENIDOS

*Note: This is a personal welcome to our Hispanic Community by Attorney Inkelaar:

Mi nombre es Thomas T. Inkelaar y estoy profundamente comprometido con la comunidad hispana en Estados Unidos tanto en lo personal, como en lo profesional Soy un abogado que trabaja con clientes de origen mexicano y latinoamericano desde mis inicios hace 30 años

Conozco y respeto las costumbres de Latinoamérica y me enorgullece ayudar a la gente que más lo necesita. A mucha honra cerca del 60 por ciento de los clientes de mi firma de abogados, Inkelaar Law, son de origen hispano

Mi esposa nació en México. Así que sobre todo gracias a ella he perfeccionado mi español y entiendo mejor la cultura latina. Tengo tres hijos, quienes hablan espanol dos hablan español de manera fluida y los tres adoran cuando viajamos a México o a otro país de Centro o Latinoamérica

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We focus on being empathetic with the client and have created a firm culture which emphasizes communication and creation of a professional relationship while providing the most reliable legal service that we can give.

With that said, we promise to:

  • Respond to your case evaluation within one business day:
  • Provide case updates at least once a month;
  • Assign you an individual case manager with direct email and phone contact;
  • Travel to see injured clients in their homes and in hospitals.

The personal injury attorneys, with our firm; in Omaha and Lincoln strive to give a voice to those who have been taken advantage of by insurance companies, other parties or the system in general. Let us help you.
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In this video, Omaha personal injury lawyer Thomas Inkelaar discusses the frightening possibility of getting into a car accident in a foreign country. He leads the viewers through a step-by-step on what to do after the accident.

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Accident Claims in Nebraska

Personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of issues when one has been physically or emotionally injured, and/or personal property has been damaged. In legal circles, personal injury law is also known as “tort” law, the French word for “wrong.” Personal injury or “tort” law is the body of law that allows one to be compensated in the event that someone’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct injures or damages you or your personal belongings.

Automobile accidents are classic examples of types events covered by tort law. If someone hits the back of your car while you are stopped at a red light, that person commits a tort and is referred to as the “tortfeasor” (French for “wrongdoer”).

In America, that person is generally referred to as the “defendant” once a lawsuit is filed, and the person harmed is called a “plaintiff” or “claimant.” State law usually governs personal injury lawsuits, but federal law may apply in certain circumstances. For example, an injury suffered on federal property may be covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act. Injuries suffered in an airplane crash may be governed by international treaties.

Types of Compensation Available for Personal Injuries

There are many different situations that can lead to an actionable personal injury case in Omaha. Knowledgeable Omaha personal injury lawyers at Inkelaar Law can provide guidance in determining whether a claim should be filed based on the unique circumstances of each case.

Those suffering personal injuries due to the negligence of another may be entitled to receive monetary compensation based on a variety of factors. These awards are referred to as “damages.”

Some damage awards are designed to provide direct compensation for an economic loss. Examples include money to cover the cost of past and future medical bills as well as lost wages in the past and expected decreased earnings in the future.

Courts may also award monetary damages to provide compensation for intangible consequences such as pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, or loss of consortium. On rare occasions, courts may also award punitive damages designed to deter future improper behavior.

Personal Injury Theory of Negligence

Although deliberate wrongdoing is found to be the cause of some personal injuries, most of the time monetary recovery in a personal injury suit results from a finding that one or more involved parties has acted negligently.

In order to be held liable for negligence, someone must owe a duty of care to another and must take action—or fail to take reasonable action— that results in an injury. A classic example is a store owner failing to clean up liquid spilled in the aisle, causing a customer to slip and sustain injuries.

Experienced Omaha Personal Injury Lawyer

When you work with an Omaha personal injury lawyer at Inkelaar Law, you can rest assured that every possible step will be taken to help you recover all the damages to which you are entitled. While you heal and recover, let an experienced legal team take the lead on establishing liability and fighting for compensation.

The Bullying Prevention Scholarship

The Bullying Prevention Scholarship will award one student $1,000 for their essay explaining how they work to reduce bullying in their community or school. Bullying is a serious issue in today’s society and the attorneys at Inkelaar Law hope that this scholarship will bring attention to the topic. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.

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