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December 2015 Archives

Teens drinking and driving less than before

Many people across the country, including Minnesota residents, typically think that drinking and driving is a behavior that can be attributed to teens and young adults, as these motorists are young, inexperienced, and do not take into account the dangers of impaired driving. Many thus assume that teen and young adult drivers are more likely to indulge in such behavior and the problem is only getting worse. However, studies show that the opposite is true. Overwhelming teenage and young adult drivers with the message that drunk driving is dangerous has worked, and the number of young adults and teenagers driving under the influence has gone down in recent years.

What is a wrongful death claim and how does it help victims?

Surviving family members of a lost loved one killed in a fatal car accident may wonder what options they have available to them following the unexpected loss. A wrongful death claim provides an option for surviving family members to recover damages suffered following the unexpected loss of a loved one because of the negligence of another party. A wrongful death claim also allows surviving family members the option to hold the negligent party accountable for the harm and damages their carelessness caused.

Avail our resources in a texting and driving accident

The penalties for texting and driving in Minnesota were mentioned in last week's post on the Rochester Motor Vehicle Accidents Blog. Despite an increase in harshness of penalties, it still seems to be a common occurrence and one that is increasingly leading to fatal accidents that could easily be avoided. Holding someone accountable for texting and driving through a lawsuit may sound appealing, but the first question many Minnesota residents may have is how they are supposed to go about doing it.

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