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What Is Your Case Worth?

This is an important question most victims of auto collisions want answered early in their case. Be careful about the answer you get early on. Inexperienced injury lawyers, or those who want to impress you, might state a high amount to encourage you to hire them. But this is often not an easy question to answer early on. You should retain an attorney who will be straight with you, not exaggerate so you hire them.

What variables affect the cost of an insurance policy?

Car insurance is required by law for Minnesota drivers and can be costly for some. You may go your entire driving career without needing to make a claim. Or you may end up making multiple claims. Since the outcome will be different for each driver, how do insurance companies determine what your premium will be?

What Are the Safest Cars On the Road?

Americans love stylish cars, but for most, safety trumps everything. Tesla was in the news recently because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) took issue with the car company’s claim that its Model S is the “safest car in history.” According to the IIHS, a new set of crash tests on the Model S, a full-sized, five door, all-electric vehicle, found the driver’s side seat belt did not have enough tension to protect the crash test dummy’s head. After obtaining a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Model S received an “acceptable” rating from IIHS on the “small overlap front” crash test.

Increased Boating Fatalities Are A Reminder To Be Cautious

Minnesota boating deaths in 2017 are on pace to be the highest in more than a decade, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As law enforcement authorities increase patrols on the state’s lakes and rivers, they emphasize that two safety measures many boaters fail to heed go a long way toward preventing boating deaths:

Drugged Driving Becomes A Bigger Problem Than Drunk Driving

There is widespread awareness of the dangers posed by drunk driving, but not nearly as much awareness regarding the serious impact of drug-impaired driving. According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, during 2015, more deaths resulted in the U.S. from motorists who were operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs than those with alcohol in their system.

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