Jan
6

Personal Injury Attorney: Red Flags to Look For

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Most people don’t have a lot of experience with attorneys. So, when something terrible happens to you, such as a personal injury, and you want to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party, you may not be sure what to look for in an attorney.

The truth is that you can find a lot of advice about what to look for in an attorney but not a lot of advice about what types of things you don’t want in one. Like any other person you work with, there are great and not-so-great attorneys. Since we know a few things about what makes a great attorney, we thought we’d share what things you should be looking for [...]

Jan
6

What To Do If You Are Injured During a Holiday Vacation

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This time of the year a lot of people choose to travel. Whether it’s to warmer places to soak up some sun or colder areas to hit the slopes, the one thing that every place you can choose to go on vacation has in common is that accidents can happen.

While you may like to think you’re leaving your cares behind when you go away, the truth is that sometimes vacation plans don’t go to, well, plan. Sometimes in unfamiliar surroundings or environments with different risks, activities can result in injuries.

What should you do if you’re injured away from home on vacation? Here are some tips to help you understand the things to consider and [...]

Oct
27

Avoid These Common Mistakes After a MN Car Crash

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Car accidents can be unsettling experiences. It’s hard to think at that moment, let alone process everything happening around you and what you should and should not do. That’s why people tend to make mistakes after a car accident.

In Minnesota, there are roughly 10,000 car accidents every year. This means it’s a pretty common occurrence. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do before you ever get into a crash can help you to act on instinct and avoid the most common mistakes.

Here are some typical mistakes people make after a car accident in Minnesota and some steps you should take instead.

Mistake No. 1: You Admit It Was Your Fault

Whether it was your [...]

Oct
7

MN Car Accidents: Steps of a Personal Injury Claim

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When you’re in a car accident and become injured, it can cast a lot of uncertainty on your future. The accident itself can be emotionally traumatic, and if you’ve been seriously hurt then you’re likely experiencing physical pain on top of it.

With medical bills accruing and a car to repair or replace, you can feel suffocated, wondering where you should go from this point. You may even be wondering how you can get the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver of your accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Minnesota, then there are a few important things you need to know. Read on to find out more about the steps you [...]

Dec
16

MN Parents: Don’t Let Your Kids Fall Victim to These Holiday Dangers

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The holidays are a wonderful time of the year that many people, especially kids, look forward to all year long. Unfortunately, there are some serious hazards that come along with all that joy and excitement – hazards that many parents strive to avoid.

Certain injuries are more common this time of the year for children than others. It’s important to understand what injuries tend to be prominent during this season in order to circumvent them. Here’s what you need to know to keep your family safe this holiday season, including how to avoid these holiday dangers.

Toy-Related Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over 150,000 kids are treated for injuries related to toys each [...]

Jun
23

You Just Suffered a Slip and Fall in Minnesota — What Now?

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Slip and fall accidents in Minnesota can happen any time and anywhere. The streets don’t have to be filled with snow and ice, which is why it’s important to understand the steps you should take if you do take a tumble.

Many people view slip and falls as simply embarrassing incidents in public, but the truth is that these types of accidents can lead to some serious injuries: fractures, nerve damage, and even brain injuries.

That’s why if you’re involved in an accident of this nature, you should make sure you’re covering your tracks – you never know if you may need to bring a lawsuit down the line to cover medical expenses or reimburse for [...]

Jun
10

What Motorcycle Riders Can Do to Help Stay Safe

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As sunny summer days take the reins, drivers might notice more motorcycles on the road.

If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you already know it’s the perfect time of year to cruise. Even if you appreciate your bike more for gas savings than leisure, you’re likely still enjoying the commute without rain or snow.

For every moment of spontaneous freedom, though, any seasoned motorcycle rider will remind you to stay vigilant.

Just this week, a motorcycle rider and passenger crashed near Minnesota Highway 43. Neither wore a helmet. Luckily, the passenger only sustained minor injuries. However, the driver remains in uncertain condition with life-threatening trauma from the accident.

The reason is simple: motorcycles lack the same protection [...]

Apr
22

Can You Sue Your Drug Dealer in Minnesota?

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Street drugs are dangerous, as evidenced by the number of people who die each year from accidental drug overdoses.

This trend’s visibility has risen in recent years. The Brainerd Dispatch reported that, compared to 2019, four times as many counterfeit pills were seized from drug traffickers in 2020. Some of these pills are laced with a substance called fentanyl, which can unwittingly lead to overdose and possible death.

The truth of the matter: street drugs simply have no quality control. So it’s impossible to know what you’re buying.

When a mistaken drug causes harm, can drug dealers be sued? You may not think so, but a law from 1999 suggests otherwise.

Here’s what you need to [...]

Mar
25

MN’s No-Fault Law Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Recover Damages

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When you are injured due to the negligence of another person, you may think that a personal injury case against them is fairly open and shut. After all, you can show they were at fault for your damages, right? Not so fast.

Along with several other states, Minnesota is a no-fault state. This can complicate recovering damages for personal injury, though that doesn’t make it impossible. Here’s what you need to know about Minnesota no-fault law and how it can impact any future personal injury cases.

What Does It Mean To Be a No-Fault State?

When a state has no-fault laws, it can impact the procedure and outcome of personal injury cases. Any damages you want [...]

Mar
3

“Who’s Responsible for My MN Slip and Fall?” and Other Questions

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Minnesotans are accustomed to their fair share of slippery conditions. That doesn’t mean that injuries from slip and fall accidents are ever something you should simply shrug off.

There are laws surrounding slip and falls, and the damages you can recover, that are important to understand in case it ever happens to you.

Learn more about some of the most common questions victims of slip and fall accidents in Minnesota ask.

What Should You Do Right After a Minnesota Slip and Fall?

Your immediate actions following a slip and fall accident largely depend on how injured you are. If you feel your injuries are relatively minor, seek medical care at an urgent care clinic or from [...]