2013 August Archive

Three Members of Travelling Family Injured in Nebraska I-80 Rollover

By Cullan & Cullan on August 29, 2013 - Comments off

On August 19, three family members were injured in a single-vehicle accident that took place on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska, according to a report by Omaha.com.

The Nebraska State Patrol said that the accident occurred around 1:35 a.m. between Greenwood and Waverly. The driver of the 2000 Chevrolet lost control and drove into a ditch, where the vehicle experienced a rollover before coming to a stop on its side.

Five family members were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. One, a 12-year-old boy, was the only one not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected from the vehicle, but only suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. He and two others were transported to Bryan Medical Center for treatment. The other family members, an eight-year-old girl and an eight-month-old boy, were not injured in the accident. Read the rest »

CPSC Reports Recall of 716,000 Chefmate Tea Kettles

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

Nebraska Product LiabilityAccording to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 716,000 Chefmate 2-Quart Tea Kettle products were recalled in the U.S. along with 1,400 in Canada. The kettles were manufactured in Indonesia and China and imported by Wilton Industries Inc.

Numerous consumer reports indicate that the product poses a burn hazard. There have been five accounts of hot steam traveling along the handle, three accounts of scalding water spilling out from the spout, and one account of the handle heating up to dangerous temperatures. There have also been four accounts of the kettle base melting onto the burner. Read the rest »

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal I-80 Crash Arrested after Two Months on the Run

By Cullan & Cullan on August 20, 2013 - Comments off

According to a report by Omaha.com, a man charged on May 31 with motor vehicle homicide in Nebraska was arrested in another state on August 19 after more than two months on the run.

In December 2011, the man crashed a semitrailer into the back of a Toyota Camry, taking the life of a two-year-old Omaha child. The tragic accident took place on Interstate 80 during the winter. A Nebraska State Patrol accident reconstruction specialist determined the man had been driving with excessive speed in slick conditions. The truck was going 60 mph in a 55 mph zone.

At the time of the arrest, the man was in violation of parole for an earlier crime. Read the rest »

The Causes of Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

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

Nebraska Birth InjuryThe brachial plexus is a network of nerves that run from the spine through the neck and into the arms. It is essential to the functioning of hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulder. Brachial plexus injury can occur if the nerves are torn by excessive stretching and other pressures. If the damage is severe enough, loss of feeling in the arms and hands can occur. Recovery is possible as new nerve fibers can grow to replace the damaged ones; however, in extreme cases, total paralysis of the limbs may result.

What Can Cause an Injury?

Brachial plexus injuries that occur during birth are usually preceded by shoulder dystocia. This occurs when a baby comes down the birth canal in an awkward position and the baby’s shoulder gets stuck on the way out. A doctor may apply excessive force while pulling on the baby’s head, stretching the brachial plexus. If the applied force is too severe, the nerves are torn and the brachial plexus is damaged. Read the rest »

Shop Smart when Choosing a Replacement Battery for your Mobile Device

By Cullan & Cullan on August 7, 2013 - Comments off

Billions of calls are made annually in the United States on wireless mobile devices. These modern marvels have truly become embedded in our daily lives. Their capabilities have also grown exponentially over the years. In addition to talking and texting, we can now record videos, take photos, and surf the Internet on so-called “smart phones.” The devices are so omnipresent in the nation that they actually outnumber the American population.

The safety of wireless devices and components has also improved significantly, but that doesn’t mean all potential hazards have been eliminated. Consumers should familiarize themselves with their mobile device’s manufacturer guidelines in order to reduce the risk of injury. Read the rest »

How to Find the Right Insurance Company

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

Nebraska Insurance Bad FaithWhen searching for the insurance company that’s right for you, do not just consider the numbers. Affordable premiums and substantial liability coverage are certainly desirable, but if they are promised by insurance agencies with no integrity, then they mean nothing at all. Be wary of dishonest companies that commit insurance bad faith and employ predatory tactics, such as denying claims without reason, failing to conduct proper claims investigations, and offering less money than a claim is worth, all for the sake of profit.

Good, honest insurance companies do exist; however, finding one that meets all your needs may be difficult. Fortunately, there are many resources out there, both online and offline, you can use to make the search easier. Read the rest »