What to Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall Incident

February 14, 2024  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

A slip, trip, and fall incident is an unfortunate event that can happen to anyone, anywhere. Whether it’s a wet floor at a grocery store, an icy sidewalk during winter, or a poorly maintained staircase, these accidents often result in serious personal injuries. In this blog, we’ll explore what to do after a slip, trip, and fall incident. Prioritize Your Safety Immediately after a slip, trip, and fall, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention. Even if injuries seem minor at first, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to assess the extent of your injuries. Prompt medical care not only ensures your well-being but also creates a documented record of the injuries sustained. Report the Incident If a slip, trip, and fall occurred on someone else’s property, report the incident to the property owner, manager, or relevant personnel. Make sure to provide a detailed account of what happened and ask for a written record of the incident. This can be crucial later when dealing with insurance claims or legal proceedings. Document the Scene Take photographs of the accident scene, including the area where you fell, any hazards present, and your injuries. These visual records can serve as valuable evidence if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim. Additionally, gather contact…

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Navigating the Minnesota Family Law Landscape

January 30, 2024  |  Jason C. Brown

Family law issues can be emotional and overwhelming for all involved. From divorce and child custody to domestic violence, each case brings its own set of challenges. In this post, learn more about Minnesota family law and the key principles that govern these sensitive matters. Child Custody One of the most emotionally charged aspects of family law revolves around child custody. Courts prioritize the best interest of the child when determining custody arrangements. Factors such as the child’s well-being, relationship with each parent, and the ability to provide a stable environment are considered. Marriage and Divorce Marriage issues, though rare, involve the requirements for a valid marriage, including age restrictions, consent, and the formalities involved in legalizing the nuptials. Both statutes and case law govern the dissolution of a marriage. Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state. Issues include the division of assets, alimony, child custody, and child support. Adoption Minnesota’s adoption law outlines the legal procedures that prospective adoptive parents must follow to formalize their relationship with an adopted child. Adoption laws vary by jurisdiction. Understanding the nuances of adoption law is important for those looking to expand their families through that process. Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse is another significant aspect of family law. Protective orders and restraining orders are essential tools for…

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Tips for Driving During the Winter

December 29, 2023  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

As the temperatures in the Twin Cities begin to drop and snow begins to blanket the roads, it’s critical that you gear up for winter driving. Navigating through these severe winter conditions requires a different set of skills and precautions than driving in warmer seasons. Continue reading our blog as we explore some essential tips to help ensure your safety and your confidence on the icy Minnesota roads. Make Sure Your Vehicle is Prepared Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle is winter-ready. This includes checking the battery, brakes, tires, and fluid levels. Consider switching to winter tires for better traction in snow and icy conditions. Keep your gas tank at least half full to prevent fuel line freeze and replace worn-out windshield wipers to maintain clear visibility. Slow Down and Increase Following Distance One of the most crucial winter driving tips is to reduce your speed. Snow and ice will reduce your traction while driving, making it more challenging to stop quickly. Drive at a speed that allows you to maintain control of your vehicle and increase the following distance between you and the car in front of you. This extra space provides more time to react to sudden stops or slippery conditions. Know How to Handle Skids Even taking the…

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