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Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury cases can range from minor accidents with few damages, like a fender bender, to multi-million-dollar cases with hundreds of parties, such as product liability claims. Regardless of how large or small a claim is, it is important that accident victims receive the compensation they are owed for their losses, including medical expenses, property … Continued

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The Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Cases

You’ve likely heard the term “beyond a reasonable doubt” when referring to evidence in criminal cases. However, civil matters have a lower burden of proof. In a personal injury case, the injured party must prove that the defendant is liable for the damages listed in the claim. The extent to which a plaintiff must prove … Continued

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Why You Should Hire an Advocate Attorney

Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Advocate as Your Personal Injury Lawyer The accident happened so fast. Now you are trying to recover from your injuries and return to normal life. But the stress of your recovery keeps holding you back. Medical bills are piling up. Your finances are being drained because you’re unable to … Continued

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2020 Montana Car Accident Statistics

2020 Montana Car Accident Facts Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common in Montana. From drunk driving to distracted drivers, a car crash can occur when you least expect it. Indeed, each year in the United States there are upwards of 6 million car crashes. While Montana sees but a fraction of these crashes, suffering … Continued

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Records You Should Keep After A Car Accident

Records have an immense importance in a car accident case. There is no doubt that the moment immediately after a car accident can be very confusing. However, if you have decided to file a claim for a car accident, you might require to give prove from two dimensions. Firstly, the damages you have suffered. Secondly, … Continued

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How To Identify Who Is At Fault In A Car Accident?

Identifying the responsible party for a car accident is critical at times. There is a significant difference between the person who legally is at fault and who actually caused an accident. The one who is at fault will have to face serious consequences as in he/she has to pay for damage to vehicles as well … Continued

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Top Five Worst Truck Accidents in Montana

Trucks and semis are vital components of commerce and the economy. They provide an invaluable option for countless businesses from coast to coast. The never-ending flow of goods does, however, have a dark side. When truck accidents occur, the sheer magnitude of their size and weight become fatal liabilities. Statistics show that in traffic accidents … Continued

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Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in Montana

Few things are more quintessential Americana than the road trip. A veritable scenic wonderland awaits intrepid motorists across our great nation. Those lucky enough to call Montana home are surrounded by some of the most diverse and amazing scenery to be found anywhere. Lewis and Clark described its natural beauty as “scenes of visionary enchantment.” … Continued

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The Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Montana

The Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Montana Without a doubt, Montana has some of the most scenic countryside you’ll find in the continental United States. From the towering mountains of the Rockies in the west to the expansive skies found above the eastern prairies, Montana is the perfect place to take a tour on … Continued

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Statements You Shouldn’t Say at the Scene of an Accident

After an accident, you may be feeling shaken and confused. This is a common reaction for most people. The scene of a collision can be a very hectic place. Many factors come into play and emotions are usually running high. Despite your efforts to do everything right behind the wheel, some accidents are simply out … Continued

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Common Airbag Safety Issues You Should Know

Did you know that more than 41 vehicles in the US have been recalled due to faulty airbags? Airbags are designed to help protect you from a serious injury during a collision, but what if they don’t? Over the last 30 years, car manufacturers have worked tirelessly to make motor vehicles safer to driver. It’s … Continued

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Quarantine Traffic Drop Does Not Include a Dip in Fatalities

A strange paradox has emerged with the recent Coronavirus quarantine: less cars on the road has caused more deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), while miles driven during the pandemic has dropped by a whopping 18%, motor-vehicle deaths only dropped by 8%. This translates to an increase of “motor vehicle fatalities per miles … Continued

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Most Dangerous Safety Issues with Airbags

Did you know that millions of cars have been recalled due to faulty airbags? Airbags are designed to help keep drivers and passengers safe from serious injuries, but what happens if they don’t work? In the last 30 years, car manufacturers have worked tirelessly to make motor vehicles safer to drive. For the most part, … Continued

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Should I File a Zantac Lawsuit?

Over the last year, the FDA has requested that all products containing ranitidine, more commonly sold under the brand name Zantac, be pulled from the market immediately. The recall was ordered due to concerns that ranitidine medications may contain dangerously high levels of a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA has ordered that all … Continued

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5 Steps to Take During Your Personal Injury Case

If you were injured and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful personal injury case is being fully prepared for any possible outcome along the way. Here at The Advocates, our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the aftermath of an being injured due to someone … Continued

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What Not to Say at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a car accident can be a very hectic place. Nerves are usually jangled, emotions are running high and trying to remember all the right things to say isn’t exactly first on the agenda when dealing with a collision. Sometimes you can do everything right behind the wheel only to end up having … Continued

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Car Accidents Involving a Pedestrian and Nebraska Law

The traffic laws regarding pedestrians are chiefly concerned with protecting those on foot from being involved in an accident with a vehicle. Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles are often tragic and leave the victim with significant injuries. Despite these protective laws, accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are all too common. Over the last decade Nebraska … Continued

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How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case

How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case One of the first questions injury victims ask after they’ve been hurt by the negligence of another person is whether they have legal standing to file a personal injury claim. There are a number of factors to consider before one can determine if their … Continued

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2020 United States Car Accident Statistics

2020 United States Car Accident Facts   Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. From bad weather to distracted drivers, a car crash can occur in a moment’s notice. Indeed, every year there are upwards of 6 million car crashes in the United States. Suffering an injury due to a car accident in … Continued

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Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates

  Attorney Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates The Advocates are excited to announce that attorney Mandy Gruhlkey has joined The Advocates personal injury law firm in our office in Omaha, Nebraska. A transplant from Texas, Mandy is proud to have called Omaha her home since her early 20s. She couldn’t think of a better place … Continued

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Do I Need a Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer After My Accident?

If you were recently involved in a collision, you may be asking yourself: Do I need to hire an Omaha car accident lawyer? Because filing a personal injury claim requires years of legal experience and training, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney before making a claim by yourself. There are certain types … Continued

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What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was likely someone else’s fault, you’re probably wondering what you should do next. When involved in any kind of collision caused by someone else, it’s always important to remember that you have the right to speak with a personal injury attorney before making any decisions. The key … Continued

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Top 10 Things to Know About Whiplash in the United States

Top 10 Facts to Know About Whiplash in the United States Whiplash is the most common and well-known injury reported in car accidents across the United States, and yet it is still one of the least understood. The dizzying array of potential symptoms can make charting your path to recovery a serious challenge. Advances in … Continued

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Top 10 Facts About Whiplash in Nebraska

Top 10 Facts About Whiplash in Nebraska Whiplash is the single most common type of injury reported following a car accident. Indeed, a full two-thirds of all bodily injury legal claims from car accidents are whiplash related. Over three million new cases of whiplash occur each year in the United States. Chances are you already … Continued

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10 Most Popular Songs That Cause Car Accidents

Did you know System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” is one of the most dangerous songs to drive to? As soon as the words “Wake up!” rattle the stereo, it’s almost inevitable to start head banging. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. Listening to music in the car can make the drive all the more … Continued

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What is the Settlement Check Process?

Once your personal injury case is settled, you may be wondering what the next steps of the settlement check process are. There is a standard time period before you can deposit your settlement check. The average amount of time to receive a settlement check is typically between 30 days to six weeks from the end … Continued

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5 Steps You Should Take During a Personal Injury Case

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful claim is having a clear understanding of the most important steps you should take during a personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys understand that the aftermath of … Continued

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The Ultimate Guide to Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Accident Explainer Did you know that every 15 minutes a person is killed or seriously injured in a semi-truck accident? In fact, more than 300,000 truck accidents occur each year in the United States. Truck accidents are listed as one of the most dangerous types of traffic collisions in the country. When a tractor … Continued

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Frequently Asked Questions

  Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Most Frequently Asked Questions With the current FDA recall of Zantac and its generic products, pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine, thousands of people across the United States are wondering if they have been impacted by the popular heartburn drug. The aim of this guide is to answer any and all questions you may … Continued

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Most Common Mistakes When Filing for Social Security Disability

Have you recently filed for disability and were denied Social Security benefits? It’s true that many people are denied disability after submitting an application for the first time. In fact, it occurs so frequently that going through the appeal process of a disability denial is usually required to win any disability benefits at all. However, … Continued

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Reckless Drivers Plague Roads During Covid Pandemic   

Coronavirus Speeding Across the United States America continues to struggle with how to move forward while still locked in battle with an invisible enemy. Teams of scientists and health experts are working tirelessly in the hope of vanquishing our pernicious foe. Yet, while some of us are racing for a potential cure, others are just … Continued

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the United States

What are the Most Dangerous Animals in the US? The United States is home to a panoply of animals and creatures from literally every walk of life. From a cutesy ring-tailed cat to a strange mole with a nose right out of a science fiction nightmare, North America has an extraordinary collection of life. While … Continued

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Welcome to The Advocates News Blog

Hi there! Welcome to our very first blog post. We are The Advocates, a national personal injury law firm serving clients throughout the U.S. I know what you’re thinking. What kind of information can I find on a personal injury blog? Great question. I’m here to tell you this blog is about you and all … Continued