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Rochester Personal Injury Law Blog


As of June 1, 2020, the Minnesota Courts are re-opening - in stages. Matters that can be handled by phone or video conferences are being scheduled, but the courts' caseload is reduced. That creates a backlog.

The courts, state-wide, have identified priority cases that can proceed live, in court, using social distancing precautions. Generally, the priority cases are in-custody criminal cases, child endangerment cases and domestic violence cases.

What are the signs of traumatic brain injury?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can result in the person being knocked unconscious - sometimes for moments and sometimes longer. Traumatic brain injuries are often serious injuries that can have life-changing impacts to you and your loved ones. After all, the brain is what controls everything from your movement to your emotions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), auto collisions are the second most common cause of TBIs in the United States. This could put Minnesota drivers at even more risk of sustaining these sometimes devastating injuries.

Why Amazon Prime makes life more dangerous

Americans have embraced the convenience of online shopping, and there is evidence that it is making life more dangerous for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Not only do companies such as Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, and its competitors offer the convenience of delivering groceries, clothing and every other imaginable consumer product right to doorsteps, in many cases, they deliver these goods in 48 hours or less.

Changes to Minnesota workers' comp laws may affect your claim

A work-related injury can complicate life for the injured party, as well as that person’s family. Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to serve as a safety net for injured workers who are unable to return to work, whether that is for a recovery period or permanently.

Legislation passed by Minnesota lawmakers in 2018 made important changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Here are highlights of the changes, which are designed to benefit injured workers:

What do workers' compensation benefits cover?

Getting hurt on the job can be frightening when you do not know what to do and are uncertain about your future. How will you provide for your family? What if you are never able to fully recover?

The purpose of workers' compensation benefits is to address these concerns. You can file a claim when you suffer a work-related injury to receive financial compensation for certain costs, as well as helpful services to secure financial stability. Workers' compensation benefits fall under the following three categories.

Insurance coverage concerns: business use of a personal auto

Auto insurance is required for all Minnesota car owners. Most people pay for a standard personal lines auto insurance policy and do not think of it again until the policy is up for renewal or a claim is made.

Most people do not consider that the personal auto policy often will not pay a claim if the car is being used for a commercial or business purpose. For that, most insurers require the car owner to acquire (and pay for) a commercial use rider.

How you can avoid slips, trips and falls

Injuries from falling can happen almost anywhere, including sidewalks, stores, apartment complexes and office buildings. Property owners have a duty to keep these areas free of hazards so you do not suffer injuries. Sadly, falls are common and result in over 8 million visits to the emergency rooms every year.

While property owners and managers must keep their premises safe, you can take note of some preparations and precautions to stay as safe as possible. Here are some tips to avoid slips, trips and falls.

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