What Minnesotans Should Know About the Risks of Ventilators

When it comes to COVID-19, it seems as if frightening information is constantly surfacing in the media. Take, for instance, the Journal of the American Medical Association study from April 2020.

In this study, it reported that 88 percent of COVID-19 patients in New York that were put on ventilators died. Luckily, this isn’t data that has been replicated elsewhere, even with COVID-19 patients who must be placed on ventilators.

Still, getting placed on a ventilator is frightening and can itself leave you with lifelong damage once you’ve recovered from illness. Treatment on a ventilator requires an expert, trained hand and mistakes do happen that leave patients with injuries.

If you’ve suffered damages from a ventilator due to medical malpractice, [...]


Injured By A Dog Bite In Minnesota? Take These Steps Next

If you’re injured by a dog bite in Minnesota, pain and fear can creep into your life long after the physical wounds have healed. Victims of dog bites have protections under the law in Minnesota, so it’s important to understand what these laws mean for you if you ever fall victim to a dog bite.

Here’s what you need to know about your rights and what you can do if you’re bitten by a dog.

Dog Bites in Minnesota: The Law

The dog bite law in Minnesota is under Minnesota Statute Section 347.22. It states that an injured person may hold the owner of a dog liable for injuries caused by the animal if these things are true:

    The victim

MN Family vs. Criminal Court, Advantages of a Lawyer Who Knows Both

Family court and criminal court are two distinct systems of law, and it’s common for lawyers to practice either family or criminal law. In some cases, attorneys do practice both.

Family and criminal courts are separate branches of law, and it’s important to know the difference between the two. However, some family law cases also overlap into criminal court, so it’s possible that you’ll need an attorney who is familiar with both systems in order to ensure your best representation.

So what is the difference between family and criminal court, and what kind of lawyer do you need for your situation?

Minnesota Family Court

When a case is processed through family court is considered a civil, rather than criminal, proceeding. [...]


Minneapolis Police Under Fire for Recklessness Among Peaceful Protestors

Protests over the death of George Floyd have been intense over the past few weeks. Tens of thousands of protestors hit the street to have their voices heard over what was perceived to be police brutality.

In response to these protests, police officers from around the state were dispatched in an effort to rein in these protests, which at times got out of hand. Many people, though, feel that these police officers caused further problems through the use of rubber bullets.

Below, we’re going to discuss the potential dangers of these rubber bullets being used during the protests. There’s a chance that people who are injured by these bullets may be entitled to file a Minnesota personal injury claim against [...]


Minnesota’s No-Fault Benefits Don’t Eliminate Fault Completely

Anyone with a vehicle in Minnesota knows about the “no-fault” car insurance policy required in our state. But what does that mean if you’re in a car accident? Is there any recourse if you’re injured? How do you go about determining who’s responsible?

Minnesota, just like many other states, requires anyone who owns a vehicle to have a minimum level of car insurance — insurance that includes no-fault coverage. Here’s what you need to know in order to make sense of this type of car insurance system, why the state requires it, and what you can do if you’re hurt in a car accident.

What Is No-Fault Insurance in Minnesota?

Every person who owns a car or truck in our [...]


Skip the Child Support in MN, Risk Federal Criminal Prosecution

Child support is an important part of family law in Minnesota.

It’s one of the most important types of support offered to children, helping kids receive the care they need to grow into functional adults. Because of this, the legal system takes the enforcement of child support payments seriously.

In fact, child support is taken so seriously that failing to pay it can lead to federal prosecution. If you disagree with your mandated child support payments, it’s better to fight them in court than to simply not pay.

How Minnesota Child Support Is Determined

Minnesota child support is awarded in order to help cover the costs of raising a child. It can come into play in two ways:

    When married

As More MN Businesses Reopen, An Overview of Slip and Fall Laws

Although hundreds of new COVID-19 cases are still being reported in Minnesota each day, restrictions are easing up around the state. More businesses are able to reopen, pay their employees, and return to a sense of normalcy. If you’ve been missing the gym, movie theatre, or indoor dining room, you can finally enjoy these places again.

These new rules are going to have many different types of consequences. On the one hand, Minnesotans are less depressed and more hopeful than they were a month ago. On the other hand, they face increased risk of contracting the virus… and that’s just the beginning.

As businesses around the state are making changes to accommodate for social distancing and prevent the spread of [...]


Violating a Minnesota Protective Order Can Impact Your Child Custody

Domestic violence is rampant in Minnesota and the US as a whole, and the number of cases has seen a dramatic uptick during the COVID-19 pandemic. A likely contributing factor? Victims and abusers in closer proximity more often and/or for longer periods of time during (semi)lockdown.

For those who are able to maintain distance from a problematic relationship, protective orders are often put into place in order to prevent physical acts of domestic violence and other forms of harassment such as stalking.

The majority of protective orders do stem from genuine threats to a victim’s physical safety and are urgently needed to keep victims and their children safe. However, domestic violence accusations and protective orders are occasionally abused by some [...]


Injured in MN? How the Law Works to Protect You (and How It Doesn’t)

Minnesota personal injury law can be complicated. There are many rules and regulations and then exceptions to these rules and regulations.

If you’ve sustained a personal injury and you believe that it was due to the negligence of another, the first step is understanding how Minnesota protects you. You also need to understand what qualifies as a personal injury to know whether you have a case.

We’ll cover the different scenarios that can lead to personal injuries and what the law says. Then, we’ll examine what you need to prove to succeed in recovering damages due, as well as how long you have to file a personal injury claim in this state.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury in Minnesota[...]

What Are the Three Types of Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security was created in 1935 to help promote economic security for Americans. Most people associate it with the benefits retired people receive, but that’s not the only type of social security benefits out there.

In fact, there are three major types of Social Security that can help assist those who may be going through financial difficulties due to disability or death. Here’s what you need to know and how you can apply for benefits you may be entitled to.

Retirement Benefits

If you’ve spent a sufficient number of years working in “covered employment” (meaning you paid into Social Security), then you can file for Social Security retirement benefits at the age of 62. In general, those who have worked [...]