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At times, we represent clients who are mothers and we see how much the injuries can change their lives. I was moved by the client that had to send her child to foster care, after she had surgery. It was […]

Mike Bryant

Petextrian is the Pedestrian Who is Intexticated

The numbers of injured or killed pedestrians is growing.   That growth is  linked to cellphone distractions and parallels the eightfold increase in cellphone use in the past 15 years. The Urban Dictionary has added a new term – “petextrian.”: n. One who […]

Mike Bryant

Cellphone-distracted Walking is Now Being Reviewed

This year the National Safety Council has started to track cellphone-distracted walking in the determinations for why pedestrians are hit by cars: Distracted walking injuries involving cell phones accounted for an estimated 11,101 injuries between 2000 and 2011[ii], making it […]

Mike Bryant

Two Times As Many Pedestrian Deaths in 2015

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported this month that Pedestrian deaths are on the rise:  After falling to a six-year low of 17 in 2014, deaths are back in the 35-40 range of previous years, and safety experts are imploring drivers […]

Mike Bryant

Pedestrians Are In Danger on New Years Eve

What is the Deadliest Day for pedestrians?   It is  New Year’s Eve.   Why?  It is usually a combination of drunk drivers and drunk walkers. “Alcohol impairs your physical ability to walk and to drive,” said Dr. Thomas Esposito at […]

Mike Bryant

In 2016 Minnesota Should Finally Pass Survivor Statute

For the last couple of years the Minnesota Legislature has been looking at the survivor statute as a possible law change.  Basically,  a change is needed to deal with cases where a plaintiff dies before the case is settled or […]

Joe Crumley

Settling for “Full Policy Limits”: Why You Still Need a Lawyer

Three true stories about people who thought they were settling for all the insurance coverage, but we found much more for them.

Mike Bryant

Cables Making A Difference

I have written about cable barriers a number of times as they continue to go up across the state. It is clear the research suggested that the lines would make a difference and prevent cars from crossing over the highways […]

Mike Bryant

Cold-Water-Challenge: Very Bad Idea

Recent reports are that a Coon Rapids man is facing charges because of his promotion of the Cold-Water- Challenge.  The Minneapolis Tribune reported: A 19-year-old Coon Rapids man faces a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for participating in a YouTube stunt […]

Mike Bryant

To All A Happy Mothers Day or Mothers Memory

At times, we represent clients who are mothers and we see how much the injuries can change their lives. I was moved by the client that had to send her child to foster care, after she had surgery. It was […]