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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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Motor Vehicle Accidents in Minnesota – Part II: Liability Claims

In our last post, we discussed the benefits you may receive under your no-fault insurance coverage. In addition to the no-fault claim, you may also have a claim against the person responsible for your injuries. These liability claims are typically against the driver of the other vehicle or the driver of the vehicle in which …

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Motor Vehicle Accidents in Minnesota – Part I: No Fault Law

Minnesota is a “No-Fault” state for claims for car accidents, trucking accidents, and some pedestrian and motorcycle accidents. The purpose of the “No-Fault” law is to get certain losses paid quickly—without the need for a lawsuit. This means that in Minnesota, for just one accident, you may have multiple claims for compensation—no-fault and liability. In …

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Understanding the Complexity and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is a bruising of the brain caused by a sudden event or accident.  Sometimes referred to as a concussion or a closed head injury, it refers to a physical injury that affects the brain’s function or activities. Traumatic brain injuries are often categorized as mild, moderate, or severe.  But don’t be …

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Less Traffic Brings Increased Peril on Minnesota Roads During Covid-19 “Stay-at-Home” Order

These are strange times—and surprisingly dangerous on roads across Minnesota. The experience of driving to work as an essential employee has become eerie and a little unsettling.  The parking ramp, usually full to capacity, now has plenty of open spaces. The streets and roads are mostly empty.  And statistics show that traffic is down about …

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