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CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSE WHIPLASH INJURIES TO THE BRAIN AND SPINE The statistics regarding car crashes are sobering: There are 6 million car crashes each year in the U.S. An average of 32,850 people die each year from car crashes. Seatbelts cut the risk of death or serious injury by 50%. Seatbelts reduce the risk of...Read More
COMMERICAL TRUCK’S BLACK BOX RECORDERS PROVIDE VALUABLE EVIDENCE Most commercial trucks are equipped with “Electronic Control Modules” (ECM’s) or “Event Data Recorders” (EDR’s) that record and preserve evidence that can be extremely valuable as key evidence in litigation involving a trucking collision. Preservation of electronic data from these devices is the most reliable and...Read More
NO-FAULT ARBITRATIONS IN CAR ACCIDENTS Pursuant to Minnesota law, car accident disputes between an injured person and an insurance company should be resolved by mandatory arbitration if the case seeks less than $10,000 in damages on the date the lawsuit is filed. If the case seeks less than $10,000 in damages at the time of...Read More
MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYERS – SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury. People in Minnesota spend a significant part of their lives in cars, trucks, buses, vans and on motorcycles. Collisions can cause serious and permanent injury and disability. Most, if not all, car accidents are totally preventable. The...Read More
The BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS OF MINNEAPOLIS know this: -BIG TRUCKS cause BIG CRASHES. -BIG CRASHES cause BIG INJURIES. -BIG INJURIES deserve BIG SETTLEMENTS. The BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS MINNEAPOLIS at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have decades of experience in handling BIG TRUCK injury cases. big cases, starting...Read More
Minnesota Distracted Driving Lawyers. Crackdown on texting while driving catches more repeat offenders in Minnesota. Recently, the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper recently highlighted the serious nature of distracted driving due to “driving while texting“. That article emphasized that repeat offenders number 1,500 citations given out by Minnesota law enforcement officers. “They either don’t know there...Read More
Basic Speed Limits and Requirements MINNESOTA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS-SPEED KILLS IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS!!! The Minnesota Car Accident Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team know that speed kills in motor vehicle collisions. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) speeding is a factor in about one-third of all motor vehicle collisions. Traveling over...Read More
Minnesota Car Accident Lawyers say, “THE DANGERS OF DRIVING AT NIGHT INCLUDE DROWSY, FATIGUED, and TIRED DRIVING -which causes injuries and death.” The Schmidt & Salita Law Team says that the feeling may be familiar: You’re driving along late a night on a near-empty road. It’s warm, and you’re feeling comfortable. You’re feeling relaxed when...Read More
DISTRACTED AND DRUNK DRIVERS CAUSE MANY PERSONAL INJURIES. Alcohol-Related Accidents Cause Many Serious Injuries and Deaths. Drunk driving is a serious safety problem. It causes over 10,000 deaths every year, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Drunk driving is a factor in nearly one-third of all traffic deaths. Over 10,000 people are killed...Read More
THE MINNESOTA INJURY LAWYERS AT SCHMIDT AND SALITA LAW TEAM HAVE CREATED A GUIDE FOR NEW TEEN DRIVERS COVERING SAFETY ON THE ROAD. Teen Drivers and Liability Teen and new driver inexperience, coupled with immaturity, often results in risk-taking behaviors such as speeding, alcohol use, and not wearing a seat belt—all of which contribute to...Read More