Category Archives: Personal Injury

What are Common Injuries in a Car Crash?

Injuries in car crashes can be mild to deadly.  Various factors contribute to the severity of the injuries.  Speed, vehicle size, road conditions and use of seat belts are major contributing factors. Here are some of the injuries we have … Continue reading

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Million Dollar + Product Liability Settlement

Jim Sherburne and I just completed litigating a wrongful death case where a car fell off the lift the mechanic was using and crushed him to death. We were able to convince the manufacturer and its lawyers that had an … Continue reading

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1.7M Verdict in Tow Truck Accident

Key may have been moving trial from Aitkin County “If you try the case 10 times, I don’t know how many times you are going to get verdict of more than $1 million.” —Bob Christensen, Minneapolis attorney by Patrick Thornton … Continue reading

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Bike Safety Practices Are Not Optional

A number of years ago I represented a 9 year old little girl brain injured and quadriplegic when she was struck by a van on a residential street while she was entering the road from her driveway on a bicycle.  … Continue reading

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Distracted Driving Is Epidemic

The National Safety Council recognized April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  It urges that: People stop using cell phones while driving Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain You … Continue reading

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1.75 Million Dollar Verdict

One month ago we concluded a trial in Dakota County which resulted in a 1.75 million dollar verdict. We are pleased to report that there is no appeal and the case is settled without post trial motions. Our client was … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries Are Devastating Even if Subtle

From our years of experience as trial lawyers, we know that the brain can be damaged by many accident scenarios which can be difficult to diagnose. Sometimes a person may not even be aware of the injury.  There may be … Continue reading

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Big Trucks Cause Big Damages

  With all of the huge semi-trailer trucks on our nation’s highways, it is no small wonder that each day an innocent motorist is either killed or seriously injured due to excessive speed, driver fatigue or tailgating by a massive … Continue reading

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First DePuy Artificial Hip Case Goes to Trial

The American Association for Justice in citing Bloomberg News, reports that the Plaintiff in the first artificial hip case against DePuy has gone to trial. The Plaintiff has testified in a Los Angeles courtroom that even though he had had … Continue reading

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Contamination Fears Lead to Voluntary Recall of Vistide Batch

Gilead Sciences Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of one batch of its product Vistide, which is used to treat the symptoms of AIDS. The recall was initiated on concerns that there might be some unidentified particles present in this … Continue reading

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