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Accidents are a fact of life. They occur with a greater frequency than anyone would like to admit, and they leave victims with significant injuries, medical expenses, and lost time at work. Physical recovery from any accident takes time, and to financially recover may take even longer. However, with the help of Omaha accident compensation attorneys, the Demerath Law Office, that recovery process may be faster and easier. To get the help you need after an accident, it's important to understand a little about accidents and how a Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyer can be of help after an accident occurs.

When Should an Accident Victim Contact an Attorney?

After any accident, the most important thing is to get medical attention for any injuries. Even when injuries appear to be minor, it's crucial that every accident victim is examined by medical personnel to determine what type of care is actually necessary. Since accident victims typically are fueled by adrenalin following any accident, the seriousness of injuries is often masked. That's why some injuries are not properly identified immediately after an incident but turn out to be quite serious. Always take the time to see a physician for a complete evaluation following any accident.

Once that step is taken, it's time to contact an attorney for advice. Demerath Law Office provides accident victims with fast service to help them understand what's happened and what is likely to happen in the future. At the same time, he'll explore all the options available with each client to make sure they fully understand how to proceed. While, in some cases, it may be possible to quickly resolve any issues related to the accident, at other times it quickly becomes obvious the person or entity causing the accident or their insurance company will be less than cooperative. 

Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyers are familiar with the tactics employed by insurance companies to delay or deny legitimate claims filed by accident victims. That's why working closely with an attorney after an accident is always a good idea. Even when any injuries or other damages appear minor, simply having an attorney help you work through the process can provide better outcomes than attempting to deal with an insurance carrier on your own. 

What Types of Accidents Do Attorneys Help Clients Resolve?

Demerath Law Office works with clients who've been injured in a variety of scenarios. Different types of incidents are likely to require unique strategies to resolve. The laws related to injuries suffered on the job, for example, are significantly different than those involving automobile accidents. Working with an attorney who's devoted his life to helping accident victims will mean your case will be handled professionally and efficiently. There are, essentially, four main areas of personal injury accidents victims need to be aware of. 

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents. Devastating injuries can occur in any type of vehicle accident whether the vehicle involved is a small dirt bike or a semi truck. Truck accidents have become increasingly common as the amount of freight shipped by truck grows every year. As more trucks are put on the road, the likelihood of being involved in a collision with a semi truck increases dramatically. Anyone involved in a truck-related accident should contact a Omaha Personal Injury Attorney for legal advice as soon as possible after the incident occurs. 
  • Farm Accidents. Farming is a dangerous occupation, as working with large, complex machinery is a big part of the job. It's quite common for farm workers to be seriously injured because the equipment used is lacking adequate protection or hazard warnings. When any type of injury involving farming equipment is suffered, first get proper medical attention, but then contact an attorney for advice.
  • Recreational Vehicle and Boating Accidents. The use of a wide assortment of recreational vehicles is growing and, with that growth, the number of related accidents is also increasing. Incidents involving watercraft can be especially devastating for accident victims, with many victims suffering severe, life-threatening injuries. Fatalities are all too common and, when they occur, families are instantly destroyed. Because of the complexities surrounding this type of accident, an attorney should always be consulted as quickly as possible following an accident involving any type of watercraft.

Larry has been my family’s attorney for nearly half a century. He has represented us and given us invaluable advice for all these years and he succeeded in every aspect of his efforts. We have been more that pleased and blessed to have him as our attorney.

- Tom K

With over 40 years of experience helping injured clients, Demerath Law Office has the skills necessary to help clients through every step of the process of settling their claims. He understands how to evaluate the available evidence, locate witnesses that can corroborate the claim and, arguably most important, discover the sources of insurance coverage for the claim.

How is the Amount of a Settlement Demand Determined?

With our experience, we understand how the insurance industry works. We are also aware of past settlements for specific types of injuries, which means we know what your case settlement should be. Of course, there are records of judgments awarded by the courts, but most attorneys know it's better for everyone if a claim can be settled outside of the courtroom. The important thing to remember is that it's difficult for private citizens to access past settlement records, which means it's virtually impossible to know if an insurance carrier is offering a fair settlement without the help of someone with vast experience in handling accident injury cases.

What Steps are Necessary to Settle a Claim?

Every case is unique, meaning they don't all follow the same path to settlement. During the process, we represent our clients and doggedly take every step necessary to obtain the best settlements possible. We keep clients involved in their cases, so you will always know the status of your case. Even though cases are all different, there are specific steps that are always followed. They include:

  • Determining the Facts. That means he will discuss the case with the victim to determine their perspective. Then, he'll acquire statements from witnesses or anyone else involved in the case to more accurately understand all aspects of the accident. Once all the facts are gathered, it's far easier to determine a course of action.
  • Identify the Responsible Parties. That isn't always as easy as it may seem. In many cases, there is shared liability for an accident, and it's our job to determine just who the legally responsible parties are. Since more than one party may share liability, there will also be multiple insurance companies involved at this point. 
  • Present Your Claim. Once it's determined who is liable, a claim can be presented. In some cases, the insurance companies or responsible parties are willing to settle the claim rather than prolonging the process, but many insurance carriers will refuse an initial claim.

Of course, there are several ways to resolve the issues involved and arrive at an acceptable settlement. Demerath Law Office is a skilled negotiator who is comfortable dealing with insurance companies and their legal staffs. In some cases, mediation may present a valuable path to an equitable resolution. However, if an agreement cannot be reached through negotiations, he is also well-versed in the skills needed to present a case in the courtroom. 

Just Who is Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyer Larry R. Demerath?

Larry Demerath is a native Nebraskan and has spent his entire life here except during his military service in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. Larry grew up on a farm, later attending Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska. He's devoted his entire 35-year career to helping his fellow Nebraskans recover the damages they are due following accidents. He understands how difficult it is to recover physically after suffering serious injuries and knows how important it is for victims to have quality representation during their time of need.

Whether you were injured in an on-the-job accident or in a vehicle accident, we are here to help. We know how seriously an injury can disrupt your life and is ready to represent you and handle the legal aspects of the accident as you recover. Your future is at stake, so it's incredibly important to protect yourself from suffering financially in addition to the physical injuries. Your health must always be protected first, but contacting an attorney for assistance as soon as possible must be next on your list of things to do after an accident.

Have you been seriously injured due to the negligence of another party?

Whether you were hurt in an auto accident or a serious injury on the job, Larry Demerath can help you. Contact his office to learn what he can do for you and your family.

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Have you lost a loved one due to a tragic accident resulting in a wrongful death?

We can help you with many practical details as well as supporting you personally and emotionally while we develop and present your family's wrongful death claim.

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Have you suffered injuries due to a collision with a semi truck? We can help.

With 40 years of experience in the investigation and proof of motor vehicle accident claims of all kinds, Omaha trucking accident lawyer Larry R. Demerath can help you recover money damages for injuries suffered in a collision with a semi truck.

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I'm not sure where I would be today if it weren't for Justin and the law firm he is with... You become a part of the family the day you become a client and there is nothing more satisfying... If you want the best, the most terrific, then this is the man you want as your attorney.

~ Larry F.

They're good people, plain and simple. I had the opportunity to work with Justin Demerath on a few issues. One where he had nothing to gain financially and the other, he did. There was no difference in his demeanor, the way he treated me or his intent. He just wanted to help in any way he could.

~ Ben C.

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Larry R. Demerath is a native Nebraskan and a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force. He's a 1967 graduate of Wayne State College and a 1972 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Larry has spent his entire professional career representing fellow Nebraskans in state and federal court.

Justin B. Demerath has dedicated his law practice to helping people who have suffered damages at the hands of others in the state of Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma recover monetary compensation. Justin has one mission in his work: to fight for the rights of the clients he represents.

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