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What You Should Know About Distracted Driving

Most people spend a great deal of time in their car. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, however, drivers sometimes perform tasks that interfere with safe driving. Distracted driving refers to driving while engaging in other activities which distract the driver’s attention. These may include text messaging, adjusting a GPS system, mobile web interactions, eating, drinking, and […]

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Drunk Commercial Truck Drivers

Traveling Nebraska’s busy highways every day are commercial trucks carrying freight. While important to our nation’s economy, those sitting behind the wheel of semi trucks also carry important responsibilities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports a 9 percent increase in 2017 of large truck fatalities—a total of 392 more lives lost than 2016. […]

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Dealing With the Other Party’s Car Insurance Company After a Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident in Nebraska due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you’ve likely been told that you need to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance. But that can be a confusing process if you’re unsure of how it works. Unfortunately, not knowing how the process works can […]

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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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