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When Your Child is Injured at Camp

When a child is severely injured or loses his or her life while at camp in Minnesota the facility owners/ managers, camp staff members and others may be able to be held liable for any damages associated with the incident. In some cases, personal injury liability law still applies even when a release of liability...

Slip And Fall: Who Can Be Held Responsible?

Premises liability is a tort theory of negligence that assigns responsibility for injuries that occur on real property (i.e. land and buildings) to the landowner. The landowner is variously identified as the property owner or leaseholder. Overview of Premises Liability Premises liability is a variation of the “negligence” theory of recovery. Under negligence, a plaintiff...

When Ice Fishing Becomes Dangerous

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, ice fishing is associated with more accidents, and a larger number of severe injuries than what are typically seen with traditional fishing. Fortunately, many of the injuries suffered by ice fishing victims can be prevented when the proper precautions are...

The Disturbing Trend in Traffic Fatalities

While Minnesota and other states have implemented drive to zero initiatives, traffic fatalities continue on an upward trend, increasing by 6 percent in 2016. Experts attribute the increase in fatalities to several factors, including more people on the road because of an improved economy, distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and other negligent driving behaviors. A...

The High Costs Suffered by Slip, Trip and Fall Victims

Slips, trips and falls are common, but they come with high costs for the victims of such accidents. According to EHSToday, 9 million people are seriously injured and require hospitalization because of slips, trips and falls each year. In 55 percent of the cases, people suffer slip, trip and fall accidents on surfaces that are...

Causes of Large Truck Crashes

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck driver factors were the critical causes of 87 percent of large truck crashes between April 2001 and Dec. 2003. The FMCSA reviewed data from a representative sample of serious crashes during that time, coding them for the critical event leading up to the accident’s inevitability and...

Holding Nursing Homes Liable for Personal Injuries

Elder abuse inflicts devastating emotional and physical damage to millions of nursing home residents each year. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 elderly patients will suffer abuse, yet barely 1 in 14 cases is pursued. In Minnesota, nursing homes and caregivers can be held liable for the personal injuries they inflict on patients. Physical Abuse Physical...

Third-Party Liability For Texting And Driving Accidents

Minnesotans who cause accidents while they are texting and driving may be liable to people that they injure, and certain third parties might also be partially liable for the accidents. Texting and driving is dangerous because people who take their attention away from the road to read or send text messages may travel hundreds of...

The True Impact of Cyber Bullying

As the number of children and teens with internet access continues to increase, cyber bullying has become a dangerous epidemic. Bullies have moved from the playground to the web, where cruel remarks, humiliating photographs, and other malicious acts have a much larger reach. These actions often lead to self-harming behavior, psychological damage, and even death....

Minnesota Accident Data Shows Changes Needed

The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety released 2015 crash data for the state, showing that there was a 14 percent increase in traffic deaths and indicating a clear need for proactive steps to reduce the rate. A total of 411 people were killed during the year, the highest number of deaths that occurred in preventable...