Teen Summit Seeks to Combat Distracted Driving

The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) say, “ Motor car accidents are the largest youth health and safety concern for teens.” This is why NOYS has made youth traffic safety their priority, focusing their efforts, year-round, to address youth traffic safety issues. Each year, NOYS sends a coalition of teen leaders to participate in the U.S. Department of Trans…

Minnesota Teen Drivers – Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for Minnesota teenagers each year. This number runs much high than other causes of deaths among teens — more than drug use, suicides, homicides, or other accidents. A lot of the reasons for the high death count is simple: distractions and driver inexperience that lead to making mistakes behind the wheel.
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What to Do if You See a Funnel Cloud: Tips for Safe Storm Driving

According to the Storm Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), tornadoes spotted in Minnesota have dramatically risen over the years. During the 1980s, Minnesota experienced less than 200 tornadoes. That number doubled to 426 in the 2000s. Driving through a storm can be a frightening experience for anyone, especially if you see a fu…

Driving Safety During Deer Season: Don’t Veer

As we enter the autumn season, with deer both mating and foraging for the oncoming winter, the risk of collision reaches its zenith. Of the 7,751 deer vs car accidents reported to Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) from 2008 to 2010, more than one-third took place in October and November.
With an estimated deer population of one million, the Minnesota Departmen…

Zach Bauer on Driving Violations

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle is at risk of an accident. If a driver is negligent or careless behind the wheel, causing the accident, there could be criminal charges. Zach Bauer of Meshbesher & Spence recently stopped by Minneapolis’s KROC AM to discuss driving violations.

Driving Under the Influence

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Minnesota IVC Filter Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

Hundreds of plaintiffs from around the country have filed lawsuits alleging that C.R. Bard and Cook Medical are responsible for injuries caused by defective IVC Filters. Published studies report that as many as 40% of the IVC Filters will fail after being implanted for only 5 years.
IVC filters are small, cage-like devices that are placed in the inferior vena cava (IV…

Zofran Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

If you suspect that taking Zofran (generic name: ondansetron) to treat morning sickness caused your child to have birth defects, the time to act is now. Not only will a settlement help alleviate the impact of medical expenses required for the caring of your affected child, it also sends a message to pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the creators of Zo…

Smartphone “Kill Switch” Coming 2015

With several states spearheading the legislative charge, including our own Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar, the leading trade group for cellphone manufacturers has announced that as of July 2015, smartphones — including Apple, HTC, Google, Sprint and T-Mobile — will come equipped with a “kill switch.”
This new technology acts as a theft deterrent, enabling users …

Creating An Emergency kit for your Bike

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