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Two Single-Vehicle Accidents in Nebraska Lead to Three Deaths

By Cullan & Cullan on November 27, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Car CrashOn November 21, three people were killed in two single-vehicle accidents that took place in the Omaha metro area, according to a report by JournalStar.com.

The first accident, which occurred just after noon, involved a 64-yer-old man. He was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado close to the I-80/680 interchange in Pottawatomie County when he drove into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, which resulted in him being ejected and killed.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle. Read the rest »



14,000 Ride-On Wagon Toys Recalled by Step2

By Cullan & Cullan on November 19, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), around 14,000 Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagon products, which were sold only at Toys “R” Us stores, have been recalled by the Ohio-based manufacturer. The wagons became available February 2013 and remained on the shelves until August 2013. The purchasing price was $130.

The wagon has three prominent colors: blue, tan, and red. It is a two-seater with 25 inches in width, 41.25 inches in length, and 20 inches in height. The Step2 company logo can be found on the canopy and on the side of the wagon. Read the rest »



Interstate 80 Expansion Completed After 10 Years

By Cullan & Cullan on November 13, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Auto AccidentThe $400 million I-80 expansion project has finally come to completion after a decade-long effort, according to a report by JournalStar.com. From Omaha to Nebraska, the interstate has been widened to six lanes. The project was initiated in 2003.

While construction was still going on, motorists had to deal with concrete barriers, orange cones, and closed ramps. Now there will not only be clear roads, but also more room. Commute times along with safety should be improved for all Nebraskans who take I-80 on a regular basis. Read the rest »



Study Finds Medical Malpractice Claim Frequency is Stabilizing

By Cullan & Cullan on November 5, 2013 - Comments off

A joint study recently released by Aon Risk Solutions and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) indicated that the rate of medical malpractice claim filing is expected to stabilize throughout the coming year, says a report by Business Insurance.

The hospital professional liability claim frequency is expected to experience no growth for 2014. Additionally, the med mal claim severity annual growth rate is at 2.5%, the lowest rate recorded in 14 years.

An associate with Aon Risk Solutions stated, “This risk appears to be fairly under control and fairly stable.” Read the rest »



Trucker Responsible for Death of Family Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

By Cullan & Cullan on October 22, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Truck AccidentAccording to a report by Nebraska Radio Network, a trucker who, a year ago, plowed his tractor trailer into the back end of a traffic line on I-80 in Nebraska, taking the lives of a mother and father, their two children, and an unborn baby, has received a 20-year prison sentence.

The trucker, a 37-year-old male, agreed to a guilty plea in exchange for a reduced sentence. His charges included four counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of motor vehicle homicide of an unborn fetus.

It was determined from the evidence and testimony given at the case’s three-hour preliminary hearing last year that the trucker did not decelerate at all before the fatal collision occurred. Witnesses of the terrible accident said the trucker was going about 75 miles per hour. Read the rest »



Yankees Player Alex Rodriguez Files Medical Malpractice Suit against Team Doctor

By Cullan & Cullan on October 15, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by The Star-Ledger, Yankees all star player Alex Rodriguez, also known as “A-Rod,” has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against team doctor Chris Ahmad and New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center. This is just one of many new developments for the prodigious batter who is currently embroiled in a performance-enhancing drug scandal and another lawsuit with Major League Baseball (MLB).

The lawsuit alleges Ahmad failed to inform Rodriguez of a superior labral tear at the left hip after an MRI examination was conducted on October 11, 2012. Rodriguez was allowed to continue playing during playoffs, which, according to the suit, caused him further injury, leading to additional costly surgeries.

This suit and the suit against the MLB were both filed in New York State Supreme Court. The Yankees were not identified as a liable party in either case. Read the rest »



Fatal Highway 20 Accident Takes Place during Nebraska Snowstorm

By Cullan & Cullan on October 8, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Auto AccidentAccording to a report by starherald.com, on the morning of October 4, the Nebraska State Patrol received a report of an accident on Highway 20, four miles east of Crawford. Not too long before that, the area experienced heavy snow falls and a blizzard watch was declared.

Officials found a devastated pickup truck at the scene of the accident. The driver was going east when he lost control due to slippery road conditions caused by the snow. The pickup drifted into the path of an oncoming semi truck. The resulting collision killed the driver of the pickup along with two passengers, including one in the backseat who was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the semi truck was taken to a Chadron hospital with minor injuries. Read the rest »



Toys ‘R’ Us Recalls 12,650 Journey Girl Travel Trunks

By Cullan & Cullan on October 1, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toys ‘R’ Us issued a recall of about 12,650 Journey Girl Travel Trunks. After receiving numerous reports of incidents involving the trunk, including one incident in which a consumer needed to receive stitches, the toy company determined that a defect with the trunk’s blue metal handle posed a laceration injury risk to consumers and consequently issued the recall on September 27.

The Journey Girl Travel Trunks are 21 inches tall and intended to hold 18-inch-tall dolls. Geometric patterns of purple outlined by blue cover the trunk’s exterior. The trunks were sold in a set that included three clothes hangers and two drawers. The affected models can be identified by their UPC #4897027965070 and model number 5F5F79E. Both numbers are located on the bottom of the trunk. Read the rest »



Nebraska Man Killed in I-80 Rollover Accident

By Cullan & Cullan on September 24, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by WestportNews, in the late afternoon on September 21, a 29-year-old Nebraska man was driving along the I-80 in his pickup truck when he experienced a rollover accident four miles east of the Elm Creek interchange.

The Nebraska State Patrol stated that the Nebraska man was forced to swerve to avoid a collision when another pickup with a stock trailer changed lanes. His pickup truck hit the median and rolled, ejecting and killing him. Two passengers were injured in the incident.

Reports by witnesses allege that the pickup collided with the trailer before hitting the median. The driver of the truck with the stock trailer did not stop. It is not known if the driver knew an accident had occurred. Read the rest »



Kearney Man Killed in Central Nebraska Auto Accident

By Cullan & Cullan on September 16, 2013 - Comments off

Nebraska Auto AccidentAccording to a report by Omaha.com, on the afternoon of September 15, a Kearney man, age 30, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and Nebraska Highway 10.

The man had been heading north in his 1994 Infiniti on Highway 10 and attempted to enter Highway 30 to go west when his vehicle collided with a 1991 Chevrolet pickup going the other way. He was declared dead at the scene. Officials say an autopsy will be performed.

The pickup truck’s three occupants were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with apparently non-life-threatening injuries. Read the rest »