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Category: PERSONAL INJURY

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Nursing Homes. It’s a matter of trust

The decision to relocate a parent or other family member into a nursing home or skilled nursing facility is always difficult, and it requires putting your trust in the hands of the facility’s health care professionals and staff.  Unfortunately, no matter how carefully you researched and vetted the care facility, you must remain vigilant for …

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How to Cope With the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Grief is a normal response to losing someone you love. The pain of the loss can be overwhelming, especially when the loved one’s death could have been prevented. The desire for justice may seem like yet another unexpected emotion and burden during a difficult time. We can help lift that burden from your shoulders. Minnesota …

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Why I Take Personal Injury Cases to Trial

Personal injury cases take time. It can be one to two years or longer from the time of the accident until the case is resolved through settlement or a jury verdict. During that time, in Minnesota, an attorney can assist you in dealing with the insurance companies and getting your medical expenses and wage loss …

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Police Brutality — What it is, and what legal steps are available when it occurs.

Police brutality is in the news, whether it is the Derek Chauvin trial, the shooting of Daunte Wright, or the punching of a restrained teenager in north Minneapolis.  So, what exactly is police brutality, and what legal recourse is available if you or a loved one is a victim? Police brutality can take one of …

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I was involved in a T-Bone Accident – what should I do?

A “T-Bone” accident is a shorthand description of a collision where the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. Calling it a “T-Bone” does not necessarily determine who was at fault for causing the accident.  A “T-Bone” can happen at an intersection that is controlled by stoplights or stop signs or …

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Who is at Fault in a Car Accident?

People are quick to form a judgment about who is at fault in a car crash, even if it is their own collision. However, determining fault or liability is not always that easy and often depends on the type of claim and to whom the claim is presented. In Minnesota, sometimes it does not even …

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What should you do if you are involved in an accident with a large truck?

Large trucks are central to keeping our economy rolling. Tragically, they are also the cause of countless catastrophic injuries and deaths across our country. In 2017 alone, nearly 5,000 Americans were killed by accidents involving large trucks, with tens of thousands of others suffering severe injuries. The open road sets the stage for an unfair …

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62 Q & You.

What is 62 Q and what does it have to do with me? 62 Q is a law in Minnesota that is titled “Prompt Payment.” Though the title “Prompt Submission” would be more accurate. Minnesota Statute § 62Q.75 outlines the time any health care provider has to submit a bill to an insurer for payment. Medical …

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Beware of Aggressive Insurance Companies . . .

There’s the old joke that you don’t  need to be faster than the bear that is chasing you, you just have to out run the people you are with.  The same could be said of insurance companies. They don’t need to be the least expensive, they just have to be less expensive than a few …

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Workplace Covid-19 Deaths and Serious Injuries May Result in Personal Injury Lawsuits for Damages

Generally, when a person suffers from a work-related injury, they file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer.  This has traditionally been the only means to obtain compensation for any lost time from work, medical or funeral expenses, or any permanent injury.  However, things have changed a bit since the Covid-19 pandemic has infiltrated workplaces …

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