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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • From injury to verdict, what happens in my personal injury case? You have been injured by someone else’s negligence. What is likely to happen from this point on? Provided the at-fault person has insurance, it is quite possible that before you have the chance to contact an attorney, you will be contacted by a representative of the at-fault person’s insurance company. Insurance companies ...
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  • Routine Traffic Stops can lead to an arrest

    || 23-Feb-2016

    Traffic Stops There's little doubt that much of the contact between police and people who are arrested result from traffic stops. Many times people stopped for routine traffic offenses are subsequently arrested for drug offenses, transportation of narcotics, driving under the influence or a similar crime. There are several things drivers should understand to help eliminate contact with ...
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  • Blue Water Navy Vets Denied Again

    || 22-Feb-2016

    Once again, the VA has said that it would continue to limit benefits related to Agent Orange exposure to veterans who have set foot in Vietnam or its inland waterways. A recent court opinion, Gray v. McDonald, held that the Veterans Administration was required to determine whether those on board ships were close enough to the shoreline to qualify for presumptive Agent Orange exposure. The court ...
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  • Many veterans are taking medications to treat their service connected PTSD or manage the pain for their back, ankle, and knee conditions. VA doctors will prescribe medications and discuss with veterans their side effects, but most veterans are unaware that they may be entitled to compensation for these side effects. 38 CFR 3.310(b) provides that veterans can receive compensation for non-service ...
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  • Justin Kalemkiarian on Civil Forfeiture Laws

    || 11-Feb-2016

    Berry law Firm attorney Justin Kalemkiarian spoke with Channel 8 Eyewitness News today about civil forfeiture laws. He was interviewed after testifying at the state capitol about Nebraska's civil forfeiture system. Watch the video below, and for more information visit Chanel 8's coverage of the situation, " Lawmakers hope to reform civil forfeiture laws." News, Weather and Sports ...
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  • When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Nebraska?

    || 10-Feb-2016

    Potential clients and their relatives often call our office when they learn that either they or a loved one have been a target of a criminal investigation. Others wait to see what will become of the investigation before contacting an attorney. Some people call us after the case has already gone to trial or after they have lost a trial or lost on appeal. The bottom line is that the best time to ...
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  • Basics of Traumatic Brain Injury

    || 8-Feb-2016

    During service, many veterans have received a traumatic brain injury (TBI) without recognizing it. Some brain injuries are not apparent at the time but can have long lasting effects on veterans later on in life. These effects are compensable and veterans can be missing out on benefits they are entitled to by not reflecting on their experiences in service. How do brain injuries occur in service? ...
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  • Tips to prepare for a C & P exam

    || 5-Feb-2016

    When veterans receive a Compensation & Pension ( C & P) examination notice, they struggle to determine where to start preparing for it. In the end, they make the mistake of walking into the C & P Examination blind. Below are four tips to preparing for a C & P Exam: 1. Determine the purpose of the examination. This may seem like common sense, but when veterans have multiple claims ...
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  • Nebraska Money Forfeiture Cases

    || 3-Feb-2016

    Many Nebraska money forfeiture cases begin when people with out-of-state license plates travel through Nebraska heading west and are stopped by law enforcement. Immediately law enforcement asks whether the driver or passenger have any large sums of cash or whether they intend to purchase marijuana in states such as Colorado, California or Oregon. Law enforcement then finds a reason to search the ...
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  • Cold War Service in Europe

    || 1-Feb-2016

    Many veterans don’t realize that they don’t need to have served during a time of war or in a combat zone to be entitled to disability compensation from the VA. Any injuries that occur during active service are compensable, and that includes injuries that occur while training. In addition, training accidents may result in other problems, such as PTSD. Service members who were stationed ...
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