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Category: Vehicle Accidents

Accidents Involving Semi-Trucks

Posted on June 7, 2017 Semi Truck Accidents,Vehicle Accidents

Drivers are often wary of semi-trucks, and for good reason. Because of their size, accidents involving semi-trucks can be devastating. And unfortunately, such accidents are fairly common. Semi-truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Tired drivers trying to make timely deliveries might accidentally fall asleep at the wheel. Drivers might not see smaller… read more

Video Demonstrating the Crashworthiness of Modern Vehicles is a Tribute to Modern Safety Engineering Impelled by Products Liability Litigation

Posted on January 27, 2016 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

The greater a vehicle’s crashworthiness, the more protection it provides to occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The degree of crashworthiness depends on the vehicle’s ability to withstand and absorb extreme physical stresses during a collision. Fortunately, the crashworthiness of motor vehicles has increased dramatically since Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, which… 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

Drive Safely In Winter Conditions

Posted on November 30, 2015 Car Accidents,Holiday Travel,Vehicle Accidents,Winter Driving Safety

Slippery, cold winter driving conditions arrive in the season of the year when motorists are especially rushed to keep up with holiday shopping and travel.  A reminder to use extra caution is in order to help avoid a traumatic accident that could ruin the holidays. AAA recommends a number of safe-driving tips for winter conditions,… read more

Minnesota Vehicle Owners Are Legally Responsible For Accident Caused by Permissive Drivers

Posted on November 4, 2015 Car Accidents,In The News,Local News,Minnesota No-Fault,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?

In Minnesota, the owner of a motor vehicle is personally responsible for the negligent driving of any person operating the vehicle with the owner’s permission.  So if you let somebody drive your car in Minnesota, and the driver negligently causes an accident, you may be liable for the injuries and damages associated with the accident…. read more

Determining Fault for a Car Accident

Posted on October 26, 2015 Car Accidents,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

Often insurance companies offer low or no settlements to persons injured in car accidents, claiming the injured person was at fault in causing the accident, either in whole or in part. The injured party need not accept the opinion of the insurance company but should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a fair and… read more

Summer Road Trips

Posted on July 2, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Holiday Travel,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,RV Accident,Vehicle Accidents

Whatever you have planned for the summer, road travel safety trips can help make sure you have a great time. Prevention and planning goes a long way to avoid breakdowns or accidents. Regular maintenance like tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks and tire rotations can really help avoid ending up on the side of the road… read more

Teen Drivers On the Road

Posted on June 25, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,General,Personal Injury,Texting Driver Accident,Vehicle Accidents

With school out for the summer, teenagers are traveling around more, and driving on a regular basis. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens in the United States will be involved in a car accident before graduating from high school. Their inexperience can be a problem on the roadways, particularly where more… read more

June is National Safety Month – The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on June 9, 2015 Bus Accidents,Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,General,In The News,Local News,Texting Driver Accident,Vehicle Accidents

This month is National Safety Month. Because car accidents are a significant cause of injury, and the number one cause of death in the United States, safe driving is always important. In the United States, more than 1.6 million auto accidents occur every year.   Recent data suggests over 30,000 people die in auto accidents per… read more

New Minnesota Court of Appeals Ruling Favors No-Fault Claimants

Posted on January 8, 2015 Car Accidents,General,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Minnesota No-Fault,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

Minnesota law provides for no-fault benefits for persons injured in auto accidents in the state.  Minnesota’s no-fault act requires every “owner of a motor vehicle of a type which is required to be registered or licensed or is principally garaged in” Minnesota to carry no-fault insurance.  Minn. Stat. § 65B.48 subd. 1.  A person injured… read more