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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Construction Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is it legal for construction companies to re-surface a gravel road and not place warning signs?

I was driving at around 40 mph to my girlfriend's house on a gravel road, and we came up a hill and there was a long row of gravel piled up in the middle of the road. This is a major arterial road, and there were no warning signs, so as a result, it destroyed my scrape guard underneath my car,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2021

A Nebraska attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In many places, it could depend on the road and the amount of traffic it gets. Good practices would have involved cordoning off the gravel and putting up signs, just as you mention, so that it wouldn't be a hazard... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Nebraska on
Q: My brother and I each want to put a house on 74 acres in NE, but the county doesn't allow more than one home per qtr.

But, there is a special condition that if we are ranchers and own all the land, a 2nd home can be built, so we can "get around" the problem of not being able to build two homes, by not separating the 74 acres into 2 parcels (so we both own the ground), so no real problem so far. But, I... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 6, 2021

Your question is too specific for a general posting board like this. You will want to consult a real estate attorney experienced with farm land issues to see what exceptions might apply in your specific situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: Can a contractor circumvent the law by forcing the property owner to sign a contract that tells them to.

In Nebraska, the law is that a contractor must place a fence 14 inches from any utility lines. If a contractor places a provision in the contract with the land owner that the land owner will be liable for any damage to utility lines as a result of the land owner asking for less than a 14 inch... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 7, 2020

Unless the State is part of the agreement, a private agreement between parties that they won't follow the law doesn't make the law unenforceable. That being said, it is allowed in certain circumstances for parties to contract for one party to indemnify the other party for costs... Read more »

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