Hit and Run Cases and Accidents caused by an Unidentified or Phantom Vehicle.

"Uninsured motorist coverage” (also known as UM coverage) pursuant to Minnesota law explicitly includes a hit and run motor vehicle.” Minn. Stat. § 65B.43, subd. 18. Caselaw has held that the term "hit-and-run” is synonymous…

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Children’s Cases: Special rules apply to civil claims brought on behalf of minors

Anytime the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit is a minor (under 18), there are special rules which must be kept in mind.  Minnesota Statutes require certain procedures be followed when handling such a claim.  These…

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Texting Banned For Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

In January 2010 the U.S Transportation Secretary announced federal guidance to expressly prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses.   Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles…

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New law concerning texting while driving

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING Text-messaging, emailing or accessing the Web on a wireless device while driving — including while stopped in traffic — is illegal on Minnesota roads effective August 1. The violation can cost up…

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Livestock in road causes serious accident.

Location :: Faribault Mike had driven that road a million times, but he had never encountered a horse in the middle of the road. The accident shattered his hip and arm, costing him a whole…

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Wrist injury threatens computer career.

Location :: Rochester Kara was a single mom worried about how she would ever put her two young girls through college someday. She put herself back through school, earning a computer programming degree and beginning…

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Passenger paralyzed in single vehicle rollover.

Location :: Burnsville Dawn was a passenger in a pickup driven by her husband, Don. While traveling home from a weekend with family Don fell asleep at the wheel and the truck left the interstate…

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Delivery van cuts corner and hits motorcycle.

Location :: Glencoe Ray was enjoying a Saturday cruise on his Harley Davidson with his girlfriend. Riding and spending time with his girlfriend, Lisa, were his favorite things. A delivery van pulled from a stop…

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Traumatic brain injury from car accident.

Location :: Winona Twenty-three year old Elizabeth was definitely a type-A person, organized, neat and always on top of her busy schedule. After her accident she was different. She couldn't remember things like before, her…

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Climbing facility staff causes customer broken hip.

Location :: Mankato Matt had never climbed at an indoor climbing facility before and relied on the supervising staff person to secure his rope. After he fell and broke his hip the wall's insurance company…

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