Injury to Children: Related News / Press

Free Case Evaluation

- No Fee Unless You Win -

Free Case Evaluation Form Click to expand

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…


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,…



Taylor Waggoner, 12, visited the Angel of Hope statue, where her family has placed a memorial brick to honor her father, Corey Chase, who was killed in the crash. Judge likens case to Grisham novels. BNSF: ‘Best practices weren’t followed.’ Pam McArthur-Elliott didn’t like driving over the railroad tracks on Ferry Street in Anoka. The…



MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (November 11, 2009)  –  Court appointed mediators Steve Kirsch of St. Paul, Minnesota and John Harens from Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced a tentative settlement of all claims between victims of the August 1, 2007 35W Bridge Collapse and Progressive Contractors, Inc., the company engaged in resurfacing the bridge deck at the time of its…


Lawyers get around Minnesota’s seatbelt ‘gag rule’

Minneapolis attorneys James Schwebeland Bob Schmitz recently settled a personal injury lawsuit involving the misuse of a seatbelt for $3 million. The case involved a family that lives in Mondovi, Wis., who was traveling in Minnesota. The father had buckled his four children into the back seat of a Ford F150 pick-up truck provided by…


Three Million Dollar Recovery for Misuse of Child Seatbelt Restraints

On April 14, 2005 the plaintiffs departed their home in Wisconsin en route to Red Wing, Minnesota with the intention of purchasing all terrain vehicles. The plaintiff was driving a Ford F150 pick-up truck provided by his employer, BASF Corporation. His four minor children were all passengers in the rear seat of this vehicle. The…


Children and Air Bags

What’s the Problem? Most new cars have air bags for front-seat passengers. When used with lap/shoulder belts, air bags work very well to protect older children and adults. Air bags do not work with rear-facing child seats (those used with infants). Airbags could seriously injure or even kill an unbuckled child or adult who is…


Automobile Safety

Each year thousands of children are killed or seriously injured in automobile accidents.  Many could be saved by practicing simple safety precautions such as using a seatbelt.  New, young drivers cause a great many of these kinds of accidents because they have not yet learned to properly handle a motor vehicle and they drive at…


Child Seat Safety

Automobile accidents kill more children each year than any major childhood illness. Tragically, 80 percent of the children who have died in automobile accidents would still be alive if they had been protected by child safety seats or safety belts. It’s easy to teach your children safety habits that will last a lifetime and may…


Lead Poisoning

What is it and who is affected? Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is much more frequent. Over the many years since we have known about the…


Tips on preventing childhood injuries

Each year, more children die from injuries than from all childhood diseases combined. As well, injuries result in suffering, doctors’ visits and even hospital stays. Many injuries to babies and children can be avoided if parents take preventive action. Is your home safe for children? Work through this checklist and see. To make your home…