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Category: State Law

Enjoy Bicycling During National Bike Month – But Watch out for Dogs

Posted on May 3, 2017 Animal Bite/Dog Bits,Bicycle Injury,State Law

Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has sponsored a National Bike Month in May to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to try bicycling. To keep bicycling safe this May, it is helpful to review Bicycling Magazine’s tips Bicycling Magazine’s tips for dealing with aggressive dogs. The average dog can sprint… read more

Premises Liability: Can You Recover for Slipping on an Icy Surface?

Posted on April 12, 2017 In The News,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law

Winter might be winding down, but there is still ample opportunity for snow, ice and other wintry precipitation in the Badger State, which can make for slick sidewalks, parking lots, driveways and roads. While icy conditions are dangerous for drivers, pedestrians are also at risk. In January, the La Crosse Tribune reported that numerous hospitals… read more

The Right to Jury Trial in Civil Personal Injury Cases

Posted on January 5, 2016 Car Accidents,General,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,State Law,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Persons injured in motor vehicle accidents often ask if they have a right to a jury trial on their claim.  In federal court and in many state courts, the right to a jury trial in civil cases seeking money damages is a constitutional right.  That means that if a party properly invokes the right to… read more

Drunk Driving in Minnesota May Give Rise to Punitive Damages

Posted on December 23, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

In Minnesota, intoxicated drivers face criminal consequences.  In addition, the victim of a drunk driver may file a civil action for damages against the drunk driver.  “Damages” refers to an award of money the jury may impose against the drunk driver.  The victim who is injured by the drunk driver may seek compensatory damages, which… read more