Category: Personal Injuries

Back To School – Watch Out for School Buses

August 29, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Our children’s safety is probably one of the most critical aspects of road safety, especially during their daily commute to and from school. School buses play a vital role in providing a safe and convenient means of transportation for students. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen, and there are moments when children have been injured while waiting for or boarding the school bus. As the new school year begins, it’s essential to understand the laws and guidelines related to school buses. Continue reading our blog as we discuss some tips to help you watch out for school buses. Stop for School Buses and Be Cautious One of the most important rules to remember when driving is to stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing and the stop sign extended. This indicates that children are either boarding or exiting the bus. It’s important to give them enough space and time to do so safely. Whether you’re approaching from behind or from the opposite direction on a two-lane road, you must come to a complete stop until the lights stop flashing and the stop sign is retracted. When driving near bus stops, watch out for pedestrians and be prepared to stop. Keep a Safe Following Distance When driving behind a school bus, you…

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Personal Injury from Dog Bites

May 17, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Dogs are friendly creatures and have even been tabbed as “man’s best friend.” Unfortunately, there are certain instances and situations where that may not be the case. Being attacked by a dog or any animal is a traumatic experience for victims and can leave them seriously injured. Dog bites are persistent incidents across the United States, and it is important that victims know their rights when this situation arises. Continue reading our blog as we navigate you through the legal process of a personal injury from dog bites. Dog Bite Statistics According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. About one in five people who are bitten require medical attention, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely than adults to be bitten by dogs. What to Do if You’re Bitten by a Dog If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Dog bites can be serious, and it’s important that you get the wound treated as soon as possible to avoid possible health issues. You should also report…

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Boating Safety & What to Do After an Accident

July 28, 2022  |  admin

Boating is one of most popular summer activities for Minnesotans, making it crucial that everyone on the water takes the necessary safety precautions. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), there were 18 boating deaths, 69 non-fatal boating accidents, and 53 non-boating drownings reported throughout the state in 2021. Being cautious and attentive helps keep everyone safe and having fun. However, the fact remains that there’s no guarantee. Continue reading to learn more about boating safety and what you should do if you have an accident. Boating safety tips and regulations First things first, we want to outline precautions everyone should take when boating. These tips will help keep you, your passengers, and those in other boats safe. Wear a life jacket Stay sober and never illegally operate a boat under the influence* Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back Be aware of current and upcoming weather Avoid distractions and always stay alert of your surroundings Remain seated whenever the boat is being driven Drive the boat responsibly Have the proper equipment on your boat Have a boating license if required Don’t allow more than the maximum people on your boat Additionally, you may want to consider a boating safety course. This will give you…

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