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I Got Hurt Again! Do I Have a Claim?

Friday, October 30, 2015

An unfortunate truth in the worker’s compensation world is that sometimes people are re-injured after making a worker’s compensation claim. Whether or not someone can make a further worker’s compensation claim for the worsened injury depends largely on whether the injury was aggravated by something related to their employment.   Read More . . .

When Does an Injury Arise in the Scope of Employment?

Friday, October 09, 2015

The workers’ compensation scheme covers employees whose injuries arise out of and in the course of employment. The phrase “arising out of and in the course of employment” seems simple, but its application can be quite complex. This is a concept that courts have not given clear guidance on, and therefore it is a question that often ends up being litigated. Our last blog focused on what it means to arise out of the course of employment. This week we focus on “arising in the course of employment.”   Read More . . .

What is "Arising out of the Scope of Employment?"

Monday, October 05, 2015

The workers’ compensation scheme covers employees whose injuries arise out of and in the course of employment. The phrase “arising out of and in the course of employment” seems simple, but its application can be quite complex. This is a concept that courts have not given clear guidance on, and therefore it is a question that often ends up being litigated. This blog will focus on determining whether an injury arises out of the course of employment.   Read More . . .

What is Workers' Compensation?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Today we are beginning  a series of blog posts about understanding Minnesota workers’ compensation and your rights as an injured employee. So, let’s start from the start. What is workers’ compensation?   Read More . . .

Minnesota Drivers Cited for Texting and Driving

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Minnesota law enforcement agencies cited 550 drivers for texting from April 11 to April 20.    Read More . . .

Law Firm Hired to Represent Fatal Victim of Cedar-Riverside Apartment Explosion

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Safe Minnesota Travel Reminder

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Four fatal car crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

Deadly Monday

  • One person was killed after their car was struck by a jackknifed semitrailer. The semitrailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 in Stearns County when it jackknifed, crossing the median into westbound traffic. The westbound vehicle then struck the semi, killing the driver.
  • A car traveling northbound on Highway 7 in Big Stone County died after losing control of their vehicle. The vehicle ran off the road and rolled down a steep hill.
  • A car traveling westbound on Highway 210 in Aitkin County was killed when they lost control of their vehicle, which slid sideways into eastbound traffic. The vehicle was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound vehicle.
  • A car traveling westbound on Sherburne Avenue in Becker Township (Sherburne County) died when their vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. 

In 2012, there were 5,688 crashes on snow- and ice-covered roads in Minnesota. Those crashes resulted in 28 deaths and 3,109 injuries. 


Safe Winter Driving Tips

  • Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are too poor.
  • Buckle up, and make sure child restraints are secured. It is recommended not to use bulky clothing when securing a child in a restraint. Use blankets on top of the child restraint harness, not beneath.
  • Drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and provide for plenty of travel time.
  • Increase safe stopping distance between vehicles. 
    If skidding, remain calm, ease foot off the gas, and turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.
  • Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals.
  • Headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting.
  • Do not use cruise control on snowy/icy/wet roads.
  • Use extra precautions when driving around snowplows by keeping at least five car-lengths behind plows.

Call 612-ASK-DAVE (612-275-3283) to speak with a Minnesota car accident lawyer.  The consultation is free and confidential.





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Deadly Day on Minnesota Roads

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One of the fatalities occurred when a SUV rear-ended a semi-truck in a work zone on I-694 and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. A 1999 Ford Expedition was driving eastbound on the right shoulder in an attempt to go around traffic.  A semi-truck was stopped in the lane and was rear-ended by the SUV.  The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.   Read More . . .

Mediation of a Minnesota Car Accident Lawsuit

Friday, September 06, 2013

What is a Minnesota Car Accident Mediation?    Read More . . .

Minnesota State Patrol Looking for Car Involved in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident With Motorcycle

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Minnesota State Patrol says a passenger who fell off a motorcycle has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.   Read More . . .


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