What is Double Indemnity?
Both life insurance and accident policies regularly include double indemnity clauses. These clauses stipulate that the insurance carrier agrees to pay twice the policy limit amount in the event of an accidental death. Double indemnity clauses can provide a range of benefits to grieving families, but it is important to understand how insurance carriers handle… read more
How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Record in Minnesota?
If you have been arrested and charged with DWI in Minnesota, you need to be ready to defend yourself. The best way for you to stand up for your rights in court is to secure a skilled attorney who can handle every aspect of your case for you. A DWI may seem like something that… read more
Does a No-Fault Accident Go on Your Record?
Accidents happen. Most drivers in Minnesota will be involved in an accident at some point in their driving careers, but this does not necessarily mean they are bad drivers. In Minnesota, we operate under what is called a “no-fault” system, which can be confusing for many people. Here, we want to discuss whether or not… read more
Can a Felony be Expunged in Minnesota?
If you have been charged with and convicted of a crime, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, then you now have a mark on your criminal record. Your criminal record is defined as a list of every previous criminal conviction against you. Many states, however, also include some arrests as part of a person’s official… read more
Minnesota’s Tobacco 21 Law: FAQs
The legal age for purchasing and consuming tobacco products in Minnesota is now 21. This includes vaping products and e-cigarettes. The Tobacco 21 law in Minnesota reflects the larger change that has taken place at the federal level and in other states throughout the country. This legislation aims to keep dangerous products away from schools… read more
Exoneration vs. Expungement: What’s the Difference?
While exoneration and expungement are related concepts in criminal law, they have different meanings and may not necessarily happen at the same time. Here, we want to explain exactly what exoneration and expungement are as well as why this matters for those in Minnesota. What is Exoneration? Exoneration is the legal act of absolving someone… read more
2019 Minnesota Crime Statistics
We often hear reports about the most dangerous cities or states across the country. However, it is crucial to understand what factors are used to determine whether an area is “safe.” In most cases, researchers, news agencies, and law enforcement officials will look at crime statistics for a particular area when determining safety. On that… read more
29-Vehicle Crash on I-94 Near Monticello Injures 9
A Nov. 12 accident involving 29 vehicles, half of which were large commercial trucks, shut down Interstate 94 for hours in both directions near Monticello. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, this incident happened around 9 a.m. near Flenning Avenue Northeast, very soon after the first-ever snow squall warning had been issued by the National… read more
What Should I Do if I Have Been Bitten by a Dog?
Dog bite incidents are unpredictable. They happen quickly and usually without warning. If you or somebody you love has been bitten and injured by a dog, there are various steps that you need to take to ensure you receive adequate compensation for what happened. Minnesota Law Regarding Dog Bites States across the country handle dog… read more
Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Avoid Paying Claims
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, you should be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. However, when you are dealing with insurance carriers, you need to be aware of the various tactics that these companies will use to avoid paying… read more