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Midwest Motorcycle Safety Saves Lives

The first fatal motorcycle crash of 2017 in Minnesota happened this March in Redwood County. Authorities said that the 60-year-old driver had been drinking and was not wearing a helmet- a stark reminder that consuming alcohol before driving and not wearing a helmet are two of the most significant factors that contribute to fatal motorcycle…


Safe Driving Habits Contribute to Decreased Motor Vehicle Fatalities in North Dakota in 2016

Preliminary data from the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol indicate that motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota in 2016 were significantly reduced compared to the previous year, down 13 percent from 131 in 2015 to only 114 in 2016.  The vast majority of these 114 fatalities involved passenger vehicles,…


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….


An Unexpectedly Dangerous Time of Year for Minnesota Drivers

Many Minnesotans believe that most deadly traffic accidents happen during the winter. After all, ice and snow make roads far more slippery than rain. People often react with surprise when they learn that more fatalities occur in the late spring and summer. The Numbers The most dangerous part of the year extends from Memorial Day…


Dr. Mudspringer 2016 Open House

Gus Hageman and Lou Hall-Wicke’ were the lucky winners of a $250 gift certificate at the Dr. Mudspringer annual open house event in Spring Lake Park.  The open house was a great success attracting over 350 people thoughout the day.  Dr. Mudspringer has operated in Minnesota for over four decades supplying Minnesotans with quality motorcycle accessories.  Every year,…


Minnesota Motorcycle Fatalities Outpace 2014 by 50 Percent

According to Minnesota’s Star Tribune, an increased emphasis on rider safety hasn’t reduced the number of fatal motorcycle crashes in the state. Four fatal accidents that occurred during a four-day span in mid-June brought the annual total of motorcycle deaths up to 24. So far, fatalities are 50 percent higher than they were at the…


Dr. Muddspringer 2015 Open House

Congratulations to Sharon Reid and Sandy Nolte, winners of a $250 gift certificate to Dr. Mudspringer motorcycle accessories.  Located in Spring Lake Park, MN, Dr. Mudspringer has been supplying motorcycle accessories to Minnesotans since 1974.  Each year attorney Paul Godlewski and Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben donate gift certificates to Dr. Mudspringer’s annual open house.  The gift…


First Minnesota Motorcycle Accident Death of 2015 Prompts Safe Driving Reminder

In the wake of Minnesota’s first motorcycle fatality in 2015, drivers and motorcyclists alike are being reminded to stay safe and share the roads responsibly. The unfortunate accident occurred on Sunday, March 15 in Santiago Township, which is located in Sherburne County. The motorcyclist, a 53-year-old man, ran off a county road and into a…


Motorcycle Crash Fatalities Down 29 Percent From This Time Last Year

The Minnesota motorcycle riding season is ending with good news. There were fewer fatalities from motorcycle accidents this year than last year. By September 23 of 2013, there had been 55 deaths. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, as of September 23, 2014, there has been a 29 percent decrease to only 39…


Safety Spotlight: Minnesota Motorcycle Accidents and Fatalities on the Rise

The arrival of pleasant Minnesota weather has drawn more people out riding motorcycles lately, which has unfortunately resulted in more motorcycle accidents on the road. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MNDPS), a total of five people died in motorcycle crashes last week in Minnesota. This brought the total of motorcycle-related fatalities to…


Christian Alvarado Discusses His Motorcycle Accident and Experience with Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben

Christian Alvarado was riding his motorcycle on Highway 61 at about 9:30 p.m. when a car pulled out right in front of him and struck him. Christian was found 300 feet from the intersection where he landed on the median with a badly damaged foot. When Christian looked down and saw how bad his injuries…


Minnesota Motorcycle Awareness: Safe Driving Tips for Motorists

Motorcycle season has returned to Minnesota, and this makes it imperative for motorcyclists and other motorists to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Sadly, motorcycle rider fatalities in Minnesota increased by 7 percent in 2013, and the first death of 2014 occurred on March 11 after a 30-year-old man hit a pothole and…


Motorcycle Season in Minnesota: Safe Rider Training and Tips

After a long, cold winter, many motorcycle owners enjoy nothing more than venturing out for a pleasant spring ride at the first sign of warm weather, leading to an increase in motorcycle traffic on Minnesota roads. Unfortunately, 2014 has seen the second earliest motorcycle-related death. On March 11, a 30-year old man lost his life…


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,…


Motorcyclist Fatalities in Minnesota Emphasize Need for Safety

Newly released statistics have starkly illustrated the necessity of safety precautions when riding motorcycles in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota state government, motorcycle accident fatalities are up compared to 2012. At this time last year, eighteen motorcycle deaths had been reported, whereas of July 2013, twenty-six riders have lost their lives this year. Regrettably, five…


2012 Traffic Crash Report: Deaths Up 7 Percent from 2011

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota experienced 395 traffic-related deaths in 2012, up seven percent from 2011 and the first increase since 2007. This increase can likely be attributed to more miles traveled by motorists and a mild winter, which reduces the amount of caution drivers use on…


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,…


Minnesota Traffic Deaths Up in 2012

It’s an unfortunate truth that even the best drivers can be involved in car accidents. Reckless drivers, extreme weather conditions and unforeseen events can affect anyone. Since 2002, however, Minnesota has been able to report a steadily decreasing number of traffic deaths; 2007 was an exception, but the decline continued otherwise through 2011. In that…


What To Do After a Car Accident

Despite being a safe, conscientious driver, you may find yourself involved in a car accident. You can’t control what other drivers do, so you shouldn’t fool yourself into thinking that it can’t happen to you. It pays to know what to do in the event of a car accident. That knowledge will help you get…


August and September Tied as Deadliest Months for Minnesota’s Motorcyclists

Bradley Mordini, 42, and Michelle Sugar, 38, were severely injured when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a car in late September. The car’s driver made a left turn, failing to yield to the motorcycle that was headed toward the intersection. Both riders were transported to Sanford Fargo Hospital, where Sugar died days after…

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