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Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial vehicles

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 3,986 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2016. Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 83,000 people were injured in accidents with large trucks. Unfortunately, these numbers have been trending higher since 2009. In fact, fatalities in truck accidents increased by 26… Read more »



December Car Accidents in Minnesota

The Twin Cities have received our first real winter weather of the year, causing widespread commuting delays. Delays more than an hour were common, but many people dealt with more serious results of the storm than being late for work. The Pioneer Press reported that this past Monday and Tuesday there were over 500 single-vehicle… Read more »



Minnesota Dog Bite Lawsuits

Dog bite injuries are common in Minnesota and they occur in many different situations. Often dogs bite people in the home of a friend, relative, or acquaintance. Dog bite injuries may also occur in public areas where dogs are legally allowed to be off-leash, such as a dog park. However, leashed dogs being walked on… Read more »



Car Accidents in Minneapolis

On average, over 200 motor vehicle accidents occur in Minnesota every day. In 2015, the latest year for which data is available from the state, there were over 74,000 crashes. These accidents left almost 30,000 Minnesotans injured and 411 people were killed. The total estimated economic impact of motor vehicle accidents in Minnesota was over… Read more »



Minneapolis & St. Paul Sidewalk Shoveling Laws

Local ordinances in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and across the state require that property owners clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. In St. Paul, snow and ice must be removed within 24 hours (St. Paul City Ordinance Chapters 113-114). In Minneapolis, there are different requirements for single-family homes/duplexes and commercial properties like apartments and businesses…. Read more »



Minnesota Winter Premises Liability | Slip & Falls

Winter weather has arrived in the Twin Cities. Every year, Minnesota sees an increase in injuries and accidents when the snow starts falling and temperatures drop below freezing. One of the most common causes of winter weather injuries are stairways or entryways of apartment buildings that have not been shoveled. Landlords have a legal duty… Read more »



Winter Motor Vehicle Accidents

Minnesota winter road conditions are infamously dangerous. Low visibility, less daylight, snow, slush, and ice combine to form hazardous conditions. However, poor road conditions do not excuse a driver’s duty to exercise due care and reasonable caution when operating a vehicle. Drivers who end up in an accident because of negligence or a failure to… Read more »



The Importance of Property Maintenance in Minnesota

Each year many people are injured because of inadequate maintenance or the failure to make repairs. Especially in Minnesota, seemingly minor problems can quickly create dangerous conditions. One of the most common causes of injuries during Minnesota winters is falling on ice. Properly maintained walkways and parking lots are flat and provide for drainage and… Read more »



Winter Slip-and-Fall Injuries in Minnesota

Slip-and-fall injuries are some of the most common grounds for premises liability claims in Minnesota. The legal theory of premises liability is that the owners and operators of property need to exercise a reasonable amount of care to ensure that the property is safe for the people who use it. If the premises is unsafe,… Read more »



Damages in Minnesota Personal Injury Cases

Obtaining fair compensation (“damages”) for personal injuries in Minnesota can be difficult. Every case is different and each person has different treatment and recovery needs. The Minnesota Supreme Court has stated that “there is no fixed standard by which damages for personal injuries can be determined.” Colgan v. Raymond, 146 N.W.2d 530 (1966). A result… Read more »