Having represented personal injury victims for more than 30 years, we know what your concerns are. We can answer your questions, like who will pay your doctor bills, how will you make up for your wage losses, and who will fix your damaged car.
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 drivers to read, compose or send text messages or emails, and access the Internet on a wireless device while the...Read More
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you must speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer. At the law firm of Malzahn Law, Ltd., we take your injuries seriously. Whereas insurance companies may view your injuries as just another liability, we actually do everything in our professional and ethical power to seek justice on your behalf. Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents are responsible for approximately...Read More
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 more serious and deadly impact that first believed. The research, as published in The Guardian, indicates that individuals who...Read More
Distracted or inattentive driving is when a driver engages in any activity that might distract them from the primary task of driving — and increases their risk of crashing. Each year in Minnesota, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in one in four crashes, resulting in at least 70 deaths and 350 serious injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to...Read More
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, fuel and coolant. As you are about to get on the road, double check that your brakes are working...Read More
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 through the wide spread use of seat belt reminder systems in automobiles. A new study by the Insurance Institute...Read More
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 the premises. We need to get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any and all witnesses. I cannot stress...Read More