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May 21, 2021

Did a Defective Vehicle Cause Your Crash?

More often than not, collisions result from driver negligence or recklessness. It’s often fairly clear who’s at fault for a crash, but sometimes, it’s not the driver on the road – sometimes, it’s the company that put that vehicle on the road. While today’s vehicles are designed with a larger […]
April 26, 2021

How Can You Tell if an Insurance Settlement Offer is Fair?

No two personal injury settlements are alike. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you’re receiving a good insurance offer as injuries are, ideally, not a regular part of your life. Often, the insurance company might encourage you to just settle with their offer before you seek legal […]
February 18, 2021

Common Injuries During the Winter

There’s a reason we say the “weather outside is frightful.” Fargo, North Dakota, and the greater Upper Midwest are known for their polarizing weather extremes, and with that, a big polar winter chill. While we have great small, safe gatherings of family, they can also bring their own unique set […]
April 10, 2020

Who You Should Not Talk to After a Personal Injury Case Has Been Filed

In this part of the country, there is an independent streak that can be found in many citizens. This personality trait encourages them to seek common sense, informal, and independent ways in which to resolve their differences, disputes, and problems. While this admirable trait embodies the American spirit, it can […]
November 17, 2017

The Dangers of Fatigued Driving in North Dakota and Minnesota

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least a third of adults in the United States fail to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. Statistics have also been compiled by the CDC about each state. In North Dakota, the CDC reports that 32% of […]
October 13, 2017

Fines Increase in Minnesota for Failure to Stop for a School Bus

Fines Increase in Minnesota for Failure to Stop for a School Bus The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has announced that the state will increase fines from $300 to $500 for motor vehicle operators who violate state law by failing to stop for school buses. While the reason why this […]
September 21, 2017

North Dakota Creates Distracted Driver Law

Numerous state laws were recently passed by the North Dakota legislature during the 2017 session. One of the laws that has taken effect adds a $100 penalty if a motor vehicle driver violates a traffic law while doing something distracting. Distracted driving involves any activity that is not required to […]
August 22, 2017

Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Injuries

The United States Supreme Court recently found that BNSF Railway Co. could not be sued within the State of Montana by an injury plaintiff who had sustained injuries in another state, despite the fact that BNSF has a presence within Montana. Previously, general principles of legal jurisdiction held that a […]
July 31, 2017

Boy’s Tragic Death is Reason to Review Pedestrian Safety Information

A Minneapolis child was struck by a vehicle while crossing 17th Avenue South in Minneapolis and later died from his injuries. Preliminary reports suggest that the child had been dropped off and was crossing the street behind the vehicle that had dropped him off when another vehicle allegedly struck the […]
July 27, 2017

Benefits for Primary Homemakers in Minnesota

When investigating and preparing a personal injury case, either to submit a claim to an insurance company or to file a personal injury lawsuit, a significant part of the time is used to determine the amount of compensation the injured party should request. The injury victim and/or his or her […]