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100 Deadliest Days of Summer Auto Accident Safety Guide

Summer brings warm weather and good times to our Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas, but it also adds traffic to our roadways. We encourage you to drive smart and drive defensively with all the additional drivers and vehicles on the road. After all, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the time between…


Minnesota Becomes the Tenth State to Promote Cyclist Safety with New Laws

Could riding a bicycle in Minnesota become a safer proposition? Some advocates believe that a new transportation bill that went into effect in early June 2017 might have just such an impact. Understanding the Changes The bill significantly expanded the number of situations in which motorists could legally move past bicyclists. According to news reports,…


Safe Driving Made March 2017 the Second-safest Month on the Roads in Wisconsin Since World War II

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 28 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the month of March 2017. This was the second lowest number of people who were killed during the month of March since World War II. March of 2010 had the fewest deaths since the end of…


Iowa Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2016

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there have been 276 deaths from motor vehicle accidents so far in 2016, an increase of 18.45 percent from last year. That is more than one death per day. At this rate, it is estimated that Iowa will experience close to 400 fatalities from traffic accidents this year….


Tony Scavo Describes His Accident and Trust in Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben

Firefighter Tony Scavo was riding his bicycle when he entered an intersection and was hit by a motor vehicle. After being thrown to the ground, the very same vehicle ran over his body. Tony’s wife Lisa stated that she was unable to see her husband when she first arrived at the hospital, but she managed…


How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


May is National Bike Month

National Bike Month gives riders an opportunity to enjoy a healthy, fun hobby while learning more about staying safe on the road. Bicyclists can avoid many injuries by staying proactive about safety, but the actions of other people on the road could result in an unavoidable accident. National Bike Month National Bike Month is focused…


Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Minnesota

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and many Minnesotans are waking up to the dangers of inattentive driving. Distracted driving can be caused by electronic devices, food, and even the behavior of passengers, but cell phones are particularly popular and dangerous distractions. Every year, thousands of people are killed and seriously injured by distracted drivers,…


Lawyers find bike-accident cases can be a bumpy road

By the Numbers: 5,000 Minnesotans per year are hurt in bike accidents 500 of those injuries are from collisions with motor vehicles Source: Minnesota Department of Health Most everyone who’s spent much time on a bicycle knows the feeling of dread that comes with seeing a car come your way — and realizing the driver…


Helmet Laws for Bicycle Riders-United States

There is no federal law in the U.S. requiring bicycle helmets. States and localities began adopting laws in 1987, but there is no formal central registry for them. Here are the ones we are aware of as of this date. The States are probably all included, but some localities are likely to be missing. If…


Bicycle Accident: Product Recall & Safety

Each title is linked to the recall involved; they are organized by date with the most recent first. Syntace USA Recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems (January 19, 2006 ) Recreational Equipment Inc. Recall of Children???s Bicycles (December 22, 2005 ) Delta Cycle Corp. Recall of Picasso Two-Bike Folding Racks (October 25, 2005 ) World Wide…


Minnesota Bicycle Traffic Laws

Minnesota law gives bicyclists the same rights and privileges as drivers of other vehicles. Cyclists must be familiar with and obey all traffic laws applying to using the road. Highlights of the law: Ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when passing, preparing for a left turn…


Bike Safety

Bicycling is one of the most popular recreational activities in the U.S. and an important means of transportation. More than 70 percent of children ages 5 to 14 (27.7 million) ride bicycles. This age group rides 50 percent more than the average bicyclist and accounts for approximately 21 percent of all bicycle-related deaths and nearly…


“Silent Tribute”

Bicyclists around the world will take part in Ghost Rides to honor fallen riders — and call attention to a problem.   By Richard Chin St. Paul Pioneer Press A solemn procession will go through Minneapolis on May 17, a silent parade of tearful people, moving at a slow pace and wearing black armbands. It…