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No-Fault Automobile Insurance

Automobile insurance can protect you from financial cost of an accident or an injury. No-fault automobile insurance is governed by state statute and requires the owner of every vehicle licensed in the state of Minnesota to provide insurance. Who is Covered? You are covered by the policy in your name. Any relative living in your home that does not have a policy in his or her name is covered by your policy. This includes a spouse, children or minor in your custody. A driver using your car with permission who is not covered by another policy will be covered by...
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What is No-Fault Coverage?

No-fault coverage applies to expenses resulting from injuries sustained in an accident. It was established to help ease the burden of the courts ensuring proper treatment for accident victims. No-fault is the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on your policy also referred to as Basic Economic Loss Benefits. No-fault covers your medical costs, wage loss, replacement services such as housekeeping and, in the event of death, money for funeral expenses. No-fault claims are first made on your own PIP policy. The minimum no-fault coverage is $40,000 as of 2017. This amount is available to each person injured in the accident. $20,000...
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Fatigued Truck Drivers A Danger On Minnesota Roadways

One might refer to them as the three “Ds” of decidedly disastrous driving. Too often drunk, distracted and drowsy driving creates mayhem on the nation’s roadways. Avoidable accidents cause injuries and take lives, Denver Auto Accident Lawyer deal with many daily cases related with road accidents everyday. Fatigued Truckers: A Unique Class (car wreck attorneys) Fatigued truck drivers are a danger on Minnesota roadways in part because of the sheer size and weight of the rigs. A fully loaded semi tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, approximately 20 times that of a typical mid-size passenger vehicle. Trucks with oversize or...
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit: What Is It and What Damages Can Be Recovered?

Dealing with the unexpected loss of a family member is a difficult event for anyone to take. When that death is caused by a third party, it complicates the situation and amplifies the pain for those left behind due to the knowledge that the loss did not have to happen. In many cases, loved ones of the deceased are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against whomever was responsible. While this does not by any means fill the emotional hole left behind in the person’s absence, a win in court does help with the monetary strain that occurs in...
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The Benefits of Hiring a Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer

One of the most common questions for people involved in an automobile accident is if there’s really any benefit to hiring an injury lawyer. In most cases, you’ll actually be able to get an increased settlement from your insurance company by working with a lawyer. The most important thing is that you at least know what kind of situation you’re getting into if you decide to work with your insurer without the aid of a lawyer. Settling directly with an insurance company is a mistake, especially if you haven’t consulted with an experienced lawyer before hand. The Insurance Company Isn’t...
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The Iceman Cometh: Understand Minnesota Slip/Fall Liability

With the long Minnesota winter looming, everyone is pulling out their parkas, their boots, their snow shovels. We also are winterizing our cars, making sure the snowblower is operating properly and contracting for snow removal. This also is a good time of year to become aware of the Minnesota laws on slip and fall liability as we prepare to negotiate those icy sidewalks, parking lots and streets. Of course, falls can happen any time of the year and be caused by any number of conditions, but in Minnesota, ice is a main culprit. The information we present here will apply...
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What to Do When Your Car Is Totaled in an Accident?

You have been in a pretty serious accident. Hopefully you walked away from it a little banged up, but otherwise fine. Unfortunately, even if you didn’t get hurt in the accident, your car sure did. From many minor accidents, a car can usually be salvaged and fixed up, but when your car gets classified as “totaled,” what do you do next? Contact your nj car accident lawyer. When is a Car Considered Totaled? First, you need to know what it means to be totaled so that you can make the right decisions. Typically, you can tell just by looking at...
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What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash from an Auto Accident?

Whether it was a severe accident or even a minor fender bender, whiplash is one of the most common injuries to result from auto accidents. While treatable, whiplash can be a minor annoyance, but in the worse cases can result in nerve damage. However, what makes whiplash so frustrating is that it might not be an apparent injury right away. In order to effectively document and seek treatment or damages for whiplash, it is important to know the symptoms. What is Whiplash? The term whiplash is thrown around a lot, but very few people actually know what it is. The...
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Understand the Timeline for a Minnesota Personal Injury Claim

Most people understand the importance of receiving medical care when they have been injured. But in the blur of treatment and recovery from the injury, what many may not understand is the importance of receiving timely legal advice about how you or your family will pay for that expensive medical care and lost work time. Determining who is responsible for the injury to you or a family member can be a quick or a drawn-out process, so it’s important that you understand the timeline for a Minnesota personal injury claim. What Is a Personal Injury Claim? But before we get...
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Is It Reasonable To Ask, “Can You Be Held Liable for Sending a Text to a Driver Causing An Accident?”

Based upon judicial decisions in recent years, there appears to be a legal basis for asking the question, “Can you be held liable for sending a text to a driver causing an accident?’ Two cases have opened the door to accident victims seeking damages from those that knowingly send texts to those operating motor vehicles at the time. One suit followed a 2009 motorcycle accident in New Jersey, while the other followed a 2014 motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania. Both the cases garnered national attention because text senders were sued. In the New Jersey case, a subsequent opinion rendered by the...
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