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We focus on healing first

We help you get the proper treatment, help you understand how it will be paid for, and then we focus on what the value of the claim is.

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Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys are ready to help. Call us at 800.642.1242 today.

Over 68 Years of Experience

Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys have been in Omaha over 60 years. Our team has the experience you need to get the results you deserve.

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Representing Injured Plaintiffs for Over 65 Years

INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL is a litigation and trial practice law firm dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs and enforcing the laws that hold wrongdoers and their insurance companies responsible for the harm inflicted upon our clients and their families.

“Focused On Healing, Then Results,” is a commitment we make to all of our clients. We help and guide our clients step-by- step through the initial injury, the pain and uncertainty of the healing process, and complications caused by medical bills, lost wages, and the insurance claims procedure. After all injuries have been properly documented and treated, we shift our focus to obtaining the maximum nancial result from the wrongdoer’s insurance company.

INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL has the experience and skill set to promptly and professionally resolve all types of serious and catastrophic injury claims. When you hire INSERRA KELLEY SEWELL you can be assured you will receive the following:

  • Full Investigation of Liability and Damages
  • Diligent Legal Analysis
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys to Answer Questions and Handle Your Case
  • Experienced Support Team to Gather Evidence
  • Prompt Communication With Every Client

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Motorcycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, let the experienced professionals of Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys stand with you to protect your right to fair treatment and fair compensation.

Personal Injury

If you injured because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, we know the stress that it can cause you and your loved ones. Contact Us.

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Bicycle Accidents

When sharing the streets with vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable. You need an experienced team on your side to protect your rights.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is caused by the fault of another, including those deaths caused by drunk driving, dangerous or defective products, construction of an unsound building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease. Let us help bring solace, dignity and justice in your time of greatest need.

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries are called catastrophic for a simple reason — they are life altering. Few victims or their families are prepared to face the prospect of a dramatically different tomorrow. We can help.

Drug Injury

Prescription drug adverse reactions and side effects cause the death of 200,000 Americans every year. Adverse reactions and side effects from over-the-counter medications,  cause serious injury or death to countless others. If you have questions, call us.

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Sarah Forbes
Sarah Forbes
14:00 14 May 21
They helped my husband and I thru my car accident. Craig was an advocate for us and very caring. Felt like he put our... interests but his. Thank you so much.read more
Thomas Hemmer
Thomas Hemmer
14:18 26 Feb 21
I was involved in a vehicle accident and Craig Kelly helped get me though the process of dealing with insurance. Making... sure all my doctor bills got paid and seeing to it that I received compensation for the injury I received from the accident. Very pleased with the whole process and would recommend him to anyone going though the difficult time following an accident.read more
Mike Boner
Mike Boner
00:44 25 Feb 21
Did everything they could for my case and did it professionally and kept me updated all the time!
Patricia Carley
Patricia Carley
22:30 19 Feb 21
Craig was always professional, easy to contact and made everything very clear to us. We appreciated the time he spent... working for us to get the problem resolved We would recommend him to anyone who needed an attorney. Thanks so much, Craig!read more
Irish Cream
Irish Cream
03:19 06 Feb 21
The team at Inserra Kelley and Sewell are a no nonsense group of professionals that handled my case with tact and care.... Every step of the way I was notified promptly and advised on a course of action. They handled the negotiation side of things and handled all the back end work for me. In my particular case, I feel that I got what I was owed and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again if the need ever arose. Craig is super friendly and down to earth and even helped me seek employment at one point.Overall, a great group of folks to deal with and they really make you feel like family. Thanks guys for the help when I needed it most.read more
Adrian Westcott
Adrian Westcott
21:02 20 Oct 20
Working with Craig Kelley was great he made it very simple and easy, he knew everything that needed to be done and... helped me through every step, he was very kind and easy to work with and talk to, and explained anything i didn't understand. The entire staff was very professional and kind as well. I hope to not ever have to have an attorney again BUT if I do I will not hesitate to have Craig as my first and only call. Thank you Craig Kelley from the bottom of mine and my family's heart you were amazing and very helpful.read more
Jerod Weston
Jerod Weston
20:49 06 Aug 20
I would highly recommend IKS to anyone! Everyone on the team is caring and professional and always willing to help out... and answer any and all questions! I never left feeling anything less than confident in the team. All emails and calls were answered in a timely manner! Great experience!read more
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Recent Articles

Appeals Court Grants Plaintiff Day in Court

The Nebraska Court of Appeals has granted the mother of a deceased 15-year old a chance to present her case to a jury, reversing the dismissal of a lower Court.  The case stems from a crossing accident in which the plaintiff’s ex-husband was traveling in a car along with his 15 year old son and drove onto train tracks in December of 2007, failing to adhere to the warning lights and oncoming train’s horn in December of 2007.

 The lower Court granted Union Pacific’s Motion to Dismiss based upon allegations that the negligence of the father was the sole proximate cause of the collision.  The plaintiff alleged that Union Pacific was also negligent by failing to remove the concrete signal base which the ex-husband’s vehicle was pushed into by the train upon impact.

 Although the lower court dismissed the case stating the state law in effect at the time of the crash required the father to be grossly negligent in order to be held liable for damages, the appeals court reversed the dismissal, stating a jury should decide the merits of the plaintiff’s claims that the concrete barrier constituted active negligence by Union Pacific.  The appeals decision stated that the matter of gross negligence was a factual dispute to be decided by the trier of fact, a jury.

Another Big Win for Vaginal Mesh Plaintiffs

The newest verdict in the lawsuits regarding vaginal mesh injuries brought an award of $250,000.00 in compensatory damages, in addition to $1.75 million in punitive damages.  However, under Georgia law, 75%  of the punitive damages award will be handed over to the state’s general fund.  The verdict sent a very clear message to C.R. Bard, Inc. that injuries caused as a result of defective products, failure to warn and “malice, fraud or wantonness” in mishandling of medical devices would not be tolerated.  Allegations in the case included egregious contentions that Bard officials put profits ahead of safety and ignored warnings about defects in the implants.   Bard argued that it had “no intent to harm” in the case.

In this case, the plaintiff’s injuries included perforation of her internal organs, vaginal scarring, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse.  The damages to the plaintiff were so severe it required a revision surgery and caused significant negative impacts to her quality of life.

The New Jersey case is only one of more than 8,000 other claims against Bard.  Although an appeal is expected, Bard suffered a 1.7 percent drop in stock after the verdict.  This is the second large verdict against Bard, who suffered a $5.5 million verdict in California last year in the first ever vaginal mesh trial.  Under California law, Bard will only be liable for $3.6 million of the initial award.

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Portion of Jury Award Taxable in Railroad Injury Case

In 2004, Eddie Heckman of Alliance was injured while working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.  In 2011, Heckman was awarded $145,000.00 by a jury for his injuries.  Although the award was paid by the railroad, $6,200.00 was deducted for tax withholdings for the lost wages portion of the award.  Although the Box Butte County judge ordered the railroad to pay the award, and asked both sides to agree in writing that no amount of the award was considered wages, the railroad appealed.  The Justice Department filed an Amicus Brief as it alleged the ruling interfered with federal tax collection under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974.

Heckman argued that the award had not been allocated, however the Supreme Court disagreed as lost wages were claimed in the lawsuit.  The Supreme Court found no authority to order the railroad to agree to an allocation of the settlement post-verdict.

Safety Precautions During a Traffic Stop

 

No one likes to get a ticket, but should you find yourself in the position of being pulled over by a Police Officer, it is important to know how to keep yourself and the Officer safe.  Remember that police get killed in traffic stops, usually as a result of a lack of safety precautions.  Pull over as soon as it is safe, but never stop on a curve or in an intersection.  Make sure you shut off your engine, stay in your vehicle and keep both hands on the wheel.  If you happen to get stopped at night, turn on the interior light.

You should keep your proof of insurance and drivers’ license easily accessible when you are in your vehicle, both for purposes of traffic accidents and safety stops.  However, do not get these items ready until the police officer asks for it.  If your insurance information is in your glove box or center console, make sure you tell the officer what you are doing before you reach for it.  If you have a concealed weapon in the vehicle, advise the officer of this and be prepared to present your concealed weapon permit.  If the officer does not advise you of why he or she pulled you over, it is okay to politely ask.  Make sure you are friendly, but respectful.  Never lie to an officer or be argumentative.  Do not make excuses, but you may offer explanations for any misunderstandings of the law.  Apologize for any traffic infraction and do not be confrontational. 

Remember that you are required to identify yourself during a traffic stop, but police do not generally have the right to search your vehicle without probably cause.  If an officer asks to search your vehicle, you do have the right to refuse under the fourth amendment to the Constitution.  You do not have a right to be physical with an Officer at any time.

Finally, you have the right to ask police questions regarding the traffic stop.  After the traffic stop, the Officer will return to his vehicle.  At that time, you are able to safely pull back into traffic.  Remember to signal when re-entering the roadway and consider the safety of other drivers as you resume your place in traffic.

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant Complications May Entitle You to Compensation

On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew initiated a voluntary worldwide recall of the metal liner in its R3 Acetabular System hip after a series of reports of loosening, pain, device failure, infection, metal sensitivity and dislocation in the hip replacement system.  Smith & Nephew is a London-based medical device manufacturer and the fourth largest manufacturer of hip implants in the United States.  The R3 Acetabular System was launched in the United States in 2009 and by 2012, over 7,700 devices had been implanted worldwide.  Unfortunately, the device experienced a higher than normal revision rate, with less than satisfactory clinical results as a total hip replacement device.  The device was marketed as durable and wear-resistant, however many of the implants have failed prematurely.

The Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System was alleged to have a design defect.  The implants have a metal liner made of cobalt and chromium, which release ions into the body.  These ions can cause tissue damage, destroy muscle and bone, and spread to other organs.  Cobalt also can cause heart muscle disease and bone or muscle deterioration around the implant.  As the muscles and bone deteriorate, the implants can loosen and cause the device to fail.  The complications can lead to metal poisoning as well.

Since the 2012 recall, numerous design defect and failure to warn lawsuits have been filed to compensate patients for actual medical cost, future medical expenses, loss of earnings and pain and suffering in the form of monetary compensation.  If you or a loved one has experienced device failure or complications from a Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System, you may be entitled to compensation and should have your case evaluated by a legal representative knowledgeable about these types of cases.

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