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Some Common Issues In Minnesota Pedestrian Accidents

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Speed is one of the deadliest factors in vehicle-on-vehicle collisions. It increases the risk of a crash and also worsens the injuries that victims sustain in these crashes. These factors are even more pronounced when it comes to vehicle-on pedestrian collisions. Multiple restraint layers, not to mention a solid steel cocoon, protect vehicle occupants…. Read More »

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New Study: Mild Brain Injuries Have Severe Consequences In Minnesota

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Even a mild brain injury brought on by something like a shock wave doubles a person’s future dementia risk, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at the medical records of over 350,000 returning servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan. About a fifth of these individuals sustained at least one mild Traumatic Brain Injury, mostly… Read More »

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Minnesota Workers’ Comp Claims Drop By Half

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By a percentage of payroll, workers’ compensation insurance companies paid far fewer claims in 2016 than they paid in 1996, according to a recent report. What can an attorney do to level the playing field? Benefits per claim are down as well. The replacement wage benefit has dropped 40 percent over the last twenty… Read More »

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Minneapolis Bus Passengers Sustain Neck Injuries In Car Crash

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Two passenger vehicles and a Metro Transit Bus all collided near the intersection of Penn and Eighth Street. Investigating officers have not yet assigned fault. But according to witnesses, a passenger vehicle proceeded through the intersection at an excessively high speed. The driver of the second vehicle was rushed to a nearby hospital with… Read More »

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Three Things That Make Motorcycle Crashes Unique

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Even for highly experienced riders, motorcycles are difficult to control. Seemingly insignificant issues, like a pothole or some road debris, are often enough to cause a loss of control. But that’s only one reason that motorcycle riders take enormous risks, as outlined below. If a Minnesota rider sustains a serious injury, the damages available… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Highway Crash In Aitkin County

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A third person was also seriously injured after a car skidded out of control near McGregor on Highway 210. According to police and witnesses, an SUV slid on wet pavement and crossed the median into oncoming traffic. A pickup then smashed into the SUV. The SUV driver was killed, along with a 5-year-old passenger…. Read More »

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Legal Responsibility In Minnesota Truck Crash Cases

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A fully loaded large truck weighs at least 80,000 pounds. It’s very difficult even for experienced drivers to control these vehicles, especially in adverse conditions. So, these massive vehicles frequently cause collisions and frequently cause serious injuries. Damages in a Minnesota truck crash case usually include compensation for both economic losses, such as medical… Read More »

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‘Hands-Free Bill’ Advances Through Minnesota Legislature

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The last time the Minnesota Senate considered a tougher distracted driving law, a few key lawmakers killed it. But this time, a similar provision may have smooth sailing to the governor’s desk. The Senate Transportation Committee recently approved the so-called “Hands-Free Bill” on a voice vote. If the bill clears the Senate Finance Committee,… Read More »

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Why Is Vicarious Liability Important In Minnesota?

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Nationwide, over one driver in ten has no auto insurance. Moreover, the Gopher State has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, thousands of other drivers are dangerously underinsured. If either uninsured or underinsured drivers cause car accidents, these victims often have a hard time obtaining fair compensation. Fortunately,… Read More »

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Common Motorcycle Crash Issues In Minneapolis

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Statistically, motorcycle riders are twenty-nine times more likely to die in crashes than vehicle occupants. Even if the rider survives, these incidents often cause permanent injury. As a result, motorcycle crash victims are often entitled to substantial compensation. However, this compensation is not easy to obtain. A combination of legal obstacles and juror prejudice… Read More »

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