Can an Attorney Help If I Was Sexually Assaulted at a Minnesota Apartment Complex?
Experiencing sexual assault or harassment of any kind is traumatic. Victims of these terrible incidents are often left feeling overwhelmed, confused, and unsafe. When moments of sexual assault or harassment occur in an apartment complex where that person lives, it can be challenging to feel comfortable enough to continue living there. At times like this,… read more
Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the Flu Vaccine: How to Receive Compensation
Every year, a percentage of patients who have received specific vaccines are diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome or GBS. This disorder can produce a negative reaction in the patient’s immune system which causes it to attack their peripheral nervous system. Most commonly, GBS involves demyelinating injuries. GBS can occasionally be… read more
Minnesota Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill Into Law: What You Need to Know
On May 30th, Governor Tim Waltz signed a bill into law legalizing recreational cannabis use for individuals over 21. The law will go into effect on August 1st, 2023, making Minnesota the 23rd state to officially end marijuana prohibition. This new law introduces many regulations, including possession limits, and even has provisions, including automatic expungement… read more
Minnesota Passes New Law Allowing Additional Damages For Wrongful Death
The State of Minnesota recently enacted a series of groundbreaking reforms to its wrongful death laws. The Minnesota Survivorship Statute, included in the Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety Bill, was signed into law on May 20th, 2023. This new statute aims to ease the financial and emotional burdens of those who have lost a loved… read more
Understanding the Criminal Justice Process in Minnesota
The criminal justice system in Minnesota can be complex and unfamiliar, leading to confusion and anxiety after being accused or charged of a crime. Minnesota has established a criminal justice system meant to value due process and fairness, and designed to protect the rights of the accused. But once you are accused, many in the… read more
Why You Should Act Quickly to Preserve Black Box Data After an Accident
In most modern truck and car accidents, the vehicles contain black boxes that contain evidence of speed, braking, turning, and more, where there is a significant accident event. It is critical that you hire a lawyer to go out and read the black box evidence while it exists, and before vehicles disappear, or are destroyed… read more
4 Ways a Felony Can Be Reduced to a Misdemeanor in Minnesota
Although facing a felony charge is a daunting experience, it is essential to remember you have rights and legal options. In some cases, felony charges may be eligible to be reduced to a misdemeanor upon completing certain conditions such as probation or a diversion program. However, advocating for these solutions can be legally complex and… read more
What Is My Minnesota Dog Bite Claim Worth?
Dogs are affectionately known as man’s best friend and are generally wonderful companions to many. Unfortunately, any dog can attack or bite someone, and cause extensive physical injuries, emotional distress and other financial losses. Dog attack/bite victims can seek damages for their injuries by bringing a dog bite injury claim, often covered by the dog… read more
Can You File a Claim for Compensation if You Were Injured by a Train?
Minnesota has thousands of active railroad tracks, and trains traverse the entire state on a daily basis. While trains running through Minnesota are usually safe and well-maintained, accidents still occur. Collisions and other train accidents are often much more severe than motor vehicle accidents due to the massive difference in size and weight. When trains… read more
What Types of Crimes Are Eligible for Expungement in Minnesota?
Being convicted of a crime is challenging, and convicts often face consequences for years after they serve their sentences. A criminal record is one of the most significant hurdles to getting back on the right track and living a normal life. Criminal records often make finding a job and a place to live difficult. They… read more
How to Respond to a Subpoena
Receiving a state or federal subpoena may be stressful and scary, and many individuals may be tempted to ignore it altogether. If you ignore a subpoena, you may face substantial consequences such as expensive fines, a warrant for your arrest, and even possibly time behind bars. If you have been served a subpoena in Minnesota,… read more
What Is Spoliation of Evidence?
Evidence is the cornerstone of any personal injury claim or lawsuit, and significantly impacts the likelihood of recovering compensation. Unfortunately, evidence is sometimes intentionally or negligently destroyed, lost, or altered. Spoliation means the spoiling of evidence where it no longer exists for use at trial. Spoliation is contrary to the rules of court, and can… read more