Entries by Downtown Design

Concussion Injuries and Why You Need a Lawyer

Concussion Injuries in Auto Accidents and Why You May Need a Lawyer Concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Any blow to the head can cause a concussion, whether the blow comes from a high-speed auto accident or a fall during a football game. While concussions typically heal in a few days […]

Dana and Joe tell their story following car accident

Following a car crash, standup for yourself, don’t be afraid to talk to somebody with experience handling car accident injuries “Let him know what’s happened. Let him help you and guide you so that the outcome is a better experience for you than just not doing anything at all.” – Dana Cich Dana and Joe […]

Distracted Driving and Tips to Avoid

Distracted Driving Risks Driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 25% of all crashes annually, according to a news release. In 2012, distracted driver-related crashes resulted in 51 deaths and 8,304 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. In Minnesota, it is illegal for […]

Head Injuries Can Double the Risk of Death Within 15 Years

Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have lingering effects long after an initial impact. According to a new UK study, individuals who have been hospitalized for a mild head injury have nearly double the risk of dying within the next 15 years. This indicates that an injury can have an even […]

Texting and Driving

Driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 25% of all crashes annually, according to a news release. In 2012, distracted driver-related crashes resulted in 51 deaths and 8,304 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, […]

How to Prevent a Motorcycle Wreck as a Motorcyclist

There are steps that every motorcyclist should take before getting on the road. First, it is important to make sure the tires on the motorcycle are in good condition. Then, check the controls to be sure the lights and turn signals are working properly. Be sure that you are current with maintenance for the oil, […]

Seatbelt Reminder Systems Help Prevent Accident Injuries

Approximately 50% of people who die in traffic accidents every year are not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.  This is in spite of the fact that national seat belt usage rates are currently at a record 86%.  Car accident lawyers believe that more people could be encouraged to wear seat belts […]

Personal Injury Documentation

When you have been injured in a car crash, motorcycle accident, dog bite, slip and fall accident, or been the victim of a drunk driving accident, it is vital that you document your accident and injuries. It is important to report your accident and/or obtain a copy of the accident report from the owner of […]

Pedestrian Accidents Statistics

– There were 808 crashes in which a pedestrian was injured or killed by a motor vehicle. – People under age 25 accounted for 33 percent of those killed and 10 percent of those injured. – Males were more likely than females to be killed: they accounted for 64 percent of all pedestrian fatalities. – […]