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Understanding Minnesota Hit and Run Laws

In Minnesota, hit and run accidents are classified as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the accident details and personal injuries. A Minnesota personal injury lawyer can explain fines and/or jail time that’s associated with a hit and run accident. Minnesota hit and run accidents are not considered premeditated actions. The actual crime occurs when the...

Accident Reconstruction Technology Is Becoming An Invaluable Tool

In recent years, auto makers began installing new technology that tracks driver behavior and vehicle performance, just like an airplane’s “black box.” This technology, in conjunction with other accident reconstruction tools, has been instrumental in helping a car accident lawyer seek fair compensation for auto injuries. Event Data Recorders (EDR) EDR are now available in...

Effects of a Head Injury Linger Long After the Crash

Head injuries caused by car accidents can have long-lasting effects. These effects may not be immediately apparent. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are common injuries in severe accidents. Treatments may be lengthy and expensive. If an insurance company is reluctant to pay, a car accident attorney can pursue lost wages and medical payments. Traumatic Brain...

Dog-Bite Statutes in Minnesota

Dog bites in Minnesota fall under “strict liability” statutes. When dogs cause injuries, Minnesota can impose liability on dog owners under certain conditions. A Minnesota personal injury lawyer who handles dog-bite cases is familiar with state dog-bite statutes that impact a court’s decision. Minnesota Dog-Bite Laws Under Minnesota’s dog-bite laws, an injured person can hold...

Traumatic Brain Injuries from Contact Sports

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of sports-related death in the United States. Alarmingly, approximately 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries suffered by American children and adolescents are related to sports and other recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Probing the Dangers of Medical Instruments

Scopes used in medical procedures can present a serious risk of puncture to vital organs or the depositing of bacteria that can cause infections. The injuries that the misuse or contamination of scopes and other probing tools can cause can be life threatening even if prompt treatment is received. Scopes Can Cause Life Threatening Infections...

Avoiding Dog Bites in Mankato

Dog Bites in Minnesota This time of year we open our hearts to humanity. The holiday season also means we open our doors to friends and family. Neighbors drop by to bring baked goods, the postman stops at the doorstep with gifts, and out-of-town family visits more than any other time of the year. For...

When Salmonella Strikes

Each year in the United States a strand of bacteria known as salmonella causes an estimated one million illnesses. Of those affected, 19,000 will end up as admitted patients in local hospitals and about 380 will die. Salmonella infections generally result in diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fevers. These symptoms come on anywhere from 12 to 72...

Treat-or-Treat Trips in Mankato

On Halloween, neighbors throughout Mankato participate by welcoming children to their door and passing out candy. There is probably no other season where a child approaches so many of their neighbors’ doors in one night. Because of this there is a much greater risk of injury caused by someone else’s property. In Southern Minnesota, homeowners...

Safe Spooking

October has arrived in Mankato, and along with it comes the most spooktastic time of the year: Halloween! The month of October brings kids the right to eat as much candy as they want, dress up as their favorite characters, and even ask strangers for candy. During any other time of the year parents warn...