My brother-in-law came upon a head on collision that had just happened. He stopped to help and was assaulted by the man who caused the head on collision. Ended up having 6 stitches in lip, broken finger, broken glasses, bruised and off work for 10 days. The guy (high on drugs) assaulted him 3 times before my brother-in-law kicked him between the legs. The man who caused the collision was in a stolen car and had drugs in it. He then stole my brother-in-laws work vehicle and totaled it, was going over 100 m.p.h. The work vehicle had a video cam on dash videoing it all and the police have it. Work Comp insurance company, and USAA who he believes is the guy's insurance company are calling him wanting to talk with him, but he would like to know if he has a case for personal injury to pursue? This all happened about 1 month ago and the guy is still in jail. He would like to know how to find a lawyer in his area and if he has a credible case?
You can google this whole incident by inputting the name of: Christopher Schellenberger.
It occurred on HWY 34 & 6 near Holbrook, NE on October 1, 2016.
He needs an attorney. He actually has two cases. The first case is for personal injury stemming from the result. The second is for a workers' compensation accident because it sounds like he was in the course of his employment when this happened.
Obviously, you'd like to focus your attention on the guy that causes the problem in the first case, but it's unlikely he has any assets and unlikely there's any insurance coverage.
I think he should check out the case against the guy that assaulted him and then proceed with a work comp claim. He needs to speak to an attorney before giving a statement. And, if he has permanent impairment or restrictions, he needs to be compensated accordingly.
I'm originally from Bertrand, so I know the area well. If he has a restriction that will prevent him from working, he absolutely needs a lawyer.
With injuries this severe and facts this complicated, an experienced trial lawyer should be consulted.
To find an attorney search here on avvo,justice.org, or your states trial lawyers association. Good luck.
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Your brother-in-law should consult with a personal injury attorney licensed in Nebraska before talking to any of the insurance companies. The injuries your brother-in-law sustained from the assault would not be covered under Chris's auto insurance but your brother-in-law may have a workers compensation claim depending on the facts. Again, contact and experienced personal injury attorney in Nebraska.
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