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Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA,) 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roads and highways in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from the previous year. Of those slain, NHTSA found that 9.2% (3,450) were victims of distracted driving, a phenomenon that has grown in recent years due to the advent of smartphones, tablets, and […]

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Why Congress Needs to Vote “NO” on H.R. 1215

The current Republican-majority Congress will soon be voting on a measure called, ironically, the “Protecting Access to Care Act.” This bill (H.R. 1215) is designed to primarily protect the interests of doctors and insurance companies, many of whom agree with restrictions on the amount a patient can sue for medical malpractice. H.R. 1215 would place a […]

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I-80 Semi Accident Results in Multiples Deaths, Injuries

Five people died and six more were injured in a serious semi-truck accident on the I-80 this weekend. As the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports, the wreck occurred on Sunday just before 11 a.m. roughly four miles west of Brule. Authorities believe that the semi-truck was headed west when it collided with a van traveling in front of it. […]

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Comparative Fault in Nebraska

When most of us picture taking someone to court with an injury claim, we tend to think in simple terms: the plaintiff has been hurt and a single defendant is 100% responsible for the injury. Surely, this is sometimes the case—but in other instances, the circumstances of an accident require a more careful and subtle […]

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Volkswagen Hit With Deluge of Lawsuits Following Emissions Scandal

Last month, German automaker Volkswagen shocked the world by admitting that it had intentionally deceived both regulators and consumers with emission technology in an alarming number of their vehicles. Now, a growing number of lawsuits are being consolidated before a federal judge and are expected to seek billions of dollars for defrauding American consumers. As Market […]

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Kyle Long Receives People’s Choice Award for Favorite Attorney

The Robert Pahlke Law Group is proud to announce that Kyle Long has been honored with the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Attorney by the Scottsbluff Star Herald. Each year the Star Herald asks the Scottsbluff community to cast their votes for their favorite local professionals and businesses. In this year’s edition, which was published on Saturday, September […]

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Kyle J. Long & Robert G. Pahlke Secure $920,007 for Injured Union Pacific Worker

The Robert Pahlke Law Group is very pleased to announce that Attorneys Robert G. Pahlke and Kyle J. Long have secured a major victory on behalf of one of their clients. For a Union Pacific operator who is now suffering long term medical effects due to his duties, our firm has recovered $920,007. The client […]

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Takata Corp. Confirms More Air Bag Deaths, Injuries

The faulty air bags that Takata Corp., a Japanese auto-parts supplier, provided to major car manufacturers have been even more dangerous than previously thought. In new documents submitted to the Senate Commerce Committee, the company confirms that the air bags have six deaths and 105 injuries to drivers and passengers. According to a report from Bloomberg […]

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Two Die in Fiery 1-80 Pile-up

Mere days after authorities cleared the devastating wreckage of an April 16 pile-up that involved 70 vehicles from I-80, another massive accident has hit the same highway. On April 20, a commercial and passenger vehicle pile-up turned fiery, killing two and injuring several others. The accident occurred approximately 18 miles west of Laramie and has […]

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