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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 »



4 Common Swimming Pool Injuries

As the summer months come into full swing it’s safe to say that residents all across the Twin City area are going to enjoy some poolside fun in the sun. Whether you and your family decide to cool off at your own private residential pool, a community pool, a friend’s pool, or even one of… Read more »



Injured By A Dog In Minnesota Lawyer

Costly Cop K9 A St. Paul police dog bit a man law enforcement was attempting to subdue. The man fit the description of a suspect that was reported to have been involved in a fight. It turned out that the dog bite victim had nothing to do with the event. He just had the misfortune to… Read more »



Minnesota Bicycle Accident Lawsuits & How They Work

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Cars & trucks are bigger than bicycles, it’s that simple.  When a motor vehicle and a bicycle are involved in an accident, the injuries and damage sustained to the bicyclist are almost always much more severe than any damage there may have been to the vehicle.  For this reason, it is important to know your… 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 »



What You Need To Know About Minnesota Dog Bite Lawsuits

Millions of people are injured by dog bites in the United States every year, with a majority of victims being children. Injuries caused by dog bites can range in severity. Oftentimes, the injury may be more extensive than what is visible on the surface of the skin. A dog bite can damage tendons or muscles… Read more »



What are common defenses to dog bite cases in Minnesota?

Minnesota is a “strict liability” state when it comes to dog bites.  However, that does not mean that a defendant or their insurance company will lay down without a fight. The three most commonly raised defenses in these cases are: 1) that the injured person was provoking the dog; 2) that the injured person was… Read more »



What is Pain and Suffering Reimbursement?

You’ve been victimized in an accident. You have medical bills and some lost wages from time off work, and it’s clear the insurance company for the other party will pick up those exact costs. But what about the fact that your injuries have forced you to retire from the softball league at Rice and Arlington… Read more »



Tools to Fight Distracted Driving

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Drunk driving and distracted driving are different acts with similar outcomes. They result in a driver operating at less than their best, putting lives at risk all across St. Paul and the Twin Cities. Drunk driving —- now called “driving while impaired” to account for drug-related effects — has historically received the most attention. Perhaps… 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 »